Head Teacher - Bucksburn Academy

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Aberdeen City Council
£71,370 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 - Bucksburn Academy

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?

We are looking for an outstanding, inspirational leader with drive, commitment and ambition to lead Bucksburn Academy. This purpose built secondary school which opened in 2009, is a non-denominational, six year comprehensive serving the catchment area of Bucksburn, Bankhead, Kingswells, Newhills and Stoneywood. The school has capacity for 650 pupils and incorporates a specialist additional support needs provision for up to 96 pupils from across Aberdeen City. The school works closely with its three associated primary schools and its multi-agency partners in both the Bucksburn Academy Associated Schools Group (ASG) and the recently established ASG Partnership Forum. Bucksburn Academy is committed to excellence and equity and through well-planned, aspirational and relevant learning experiences, all pupils are challenged to reach their full potential as reflected in the school's mission statement- “Together We Achieve.” Further information on the schools journey to excellence is available on the school's website at www.bucksburnacademy.org.uk and through the Aberdeen City Council website.

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