Head Teacher, Mile End School

Aberdeen City Council
£60,162 per year
08 Sep 2017
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link  and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for".


An attractive relocation package is available to the successful candidate if they are required to relocate their primary residence to fulfil this role. Relocation must be within a reasonable commuting distance to the workplace. Currently, the scheme offers a max of £8,000 (inc VAT) paid on a reimbursement basis.

Duration: Full Time Permanent

Location: Mile End School

Our vision is to keep the children, young people and communities of Aberdeen safe, healthy and thriving. We aim to reduce inequalities in educational outcomes and raise attainment and achievement for all our children and young people. A commitment to investing in our future leaders is at the heart of making this vision a reality.

Are you the inspirational senior leader we are looking to recruit?

An exciting school leadership position has arisen at Mile End School in Aberdeen.

Mile End School is situated in the heart of Aberdeen within the Mid-Stocket area of the city. It is a non-denominational school and is part of Aberdeen Grammar School Associated Schools Group. The school roll in session 2017/18 will stand at around 433 pupils across 17 primary classes. Within its unique specialist provision the school has places for 70 children with a range of complex additional support needs. There is also a vibrant and well established nursery provision, with places for 80 children, delivered over morning and afternoon sessions. The modern school building, which opened in 2010, also accommodates a Community Learning provision which delivers a range of clubs and activities to meet the needs of learners of all ages from within the school and the community. The school benefits from breakfast club and after school provision. It has developed strong links with its local and wider community and takes every opportunity to enhance children's learning experiences; including making very good use of the school's extensive outside space. The life and work of the school is very well supported by an enthusiastic and active Parent Council.

Job Purpose:

To lead and manage the affairs of a school, enabling the delivery of a quality
education through the appropriate involvement of the pupils, staff, parents, multidisciplinary agencies and the community it serves. This will be done in accordance with the Authority's Strategic Plan, Directorate Strategic Priorities, the school's Improvement Plan and in line with current legislation and national and local agreements.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Educated to degree level.

Full GTCS Registration.

Evidence of maintaining the Standard for GTCS and maintain the standard within the professional update framework.

Evidence of continuing and professional development including career long professional learning in leadership settings.

PVG membership for Regulated work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults or the ability to obtain prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

The post holder will be expected to:

Be flexible to work in different locations within Aberdeen City.

Travel for reasons including training and meetings.

Adhere to the Councils Policies and Procedures and relevant legislation.


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Extensive knowledge and experience of current curriculum developments.

Experience of a school senior management role, including staff and resources management.

Evidence of working with external agencies.

Experience of improvement planning, school self-evaluation.

Awareness of current initiatives and priorities in education.

Knowledge and understanding of the provisions of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 2003.

Have effectively managed human resourcing matters including industrial/employee relations and health and safety whilst continually improving performance of self and others in order to achieve excellence in service delivery and organisational capability.

Proven organisational skills.

Proven leadership skills.

Ability to work in partnership with pupils, parents, and the community.

Ability to develop and improve pupil's experiences.

Interpersonal skills and effective communication with colleagues, pupils, and parents/carers.

Ability to promote and deliver equality of opportunity to staff and service users.

The Individual

See Job Profile for further details.

See also:
2. Head Teacher JP.docx