For the first time, ASSIST FM created the award for Janitor/Caretaker of the Year, and it’s first recipient was James Gilluley from Garnock Community Campus, North Ayrshire Council for his dedication to his role, his main priority being to make sure the service to the staff was the best it could be.
James continually ensures the school remains open and functioning. He leads a team of janitors but his personal commitment to the post is outstanding. Without his total dedication, relentless efforts to get it right for the pupils, Garnock Community Campus would not function as well as it does.
Scott Callender, Depute Head Teacher said that:
“James’ 'can do' and positive attitude, even in challenging times, has made the move to the new campus easier for all stakeholders. His selfless nature is astounding at times; he often gives freely of his lunch and other free time to support others in the school. His role in coordinating the snagging issues and acting as the co-ordinator between Keir Construction and school staff was conducted with efficacy and diligence. James's communication with staff and pupils is clear, concise and of a very high standard.”