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Michael Foy


I am delighted to join the board of trustees and become part of the Buttony Team. I have been inspired by the many stories of young people and their parents/carers who have all been supported and reassured by Buttony. I am looking forward to helping Buttony continue to develop education about bowel and bladder diversions so that we can all talk about these important topics with comfort and confidence.

I became Head Teacher of Aboyne Academy in 2021 after teaching in secondary schools in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire for the last 20 years. Prior to this I studied Geography at Edinburgh University and then completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Aberdeen University. I am passionate about values-based leadership in education and am a graduate of the Columba 1400 Leadership Academy.

I believe in taking a positive approach and in doing everything possible to ensure that the future is a positive place for young people. A key element of this is involving young people at every stage and ensuring that their voice is heard and influences outcomes.

Outside my day job, I am a keen mountaineer. I have been a member of Braemar Mountain Rescue Team since 2012. I already have plans for Buttony and I to climb some mountains together….

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