SLA02780 - Head Teacher - St Patrick's Primary, Strathaven
Position: Head Teacher
Location: St Patrick's Primary School, Kirklandpark Avenue, Strathaven, ML10 6DY
Hours: 35 hours per week
Please note that the appointed person shall be subject to approval by the Catholic Church in terms of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980.
Transforming learning and teaching, inspiring learners, improving attainment and supporting young people to achieve their potential is what we want our schools to achieve.
We are looking to appoint an experienced and highly motivated leader who can take forward the Council's priorities for education and the drivers of change in the National Improvement Framework. You can do this as a Head Teacher in one of our modern school buildings which are designed to deliver a 21st century curriculum.
We are looking to appoint a Head teacher who is required to:
Manage the affairs of the school to the benefit of the pupils and the wider community in compliance with the requirements of the statutes relating to the provision of education and the general duty of care owed to staff and pupils.
Formulate clear aims for the school and policies to ensure their achievement within the framework of the Council's policies.
Ensure the communication of these aims and policies to all staff, pupils, parents and other users of the school.
Act on behalf of the Council, as principal professional adviser to the Parent Council which is a separately constituted group to support parental engagement, family learning, and provide such advice and information as required, by the Parental Involvement Act 2006.
It is a legal requirement for any teacher teaching in a Scottish state school to be registered with GTC Scotland, General Teaching Council (Scotland) Registration.
Employment History/Foreign Police Check
Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.
This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children or protected adults.
Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture.
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South Lanarkshire Council / South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture are Equal Opportunities employers and encourage applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Double Tick Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers themselves to be disabled and who meets the competency requirements for the post.
Closing Date : Sunday 24th September 2018
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