Depute Head Teacher - Edinburgh Secure Services

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Ref no: EDN04538
Closes: Thursday, 4th May 2017
Published: Thursday, 20th April 2017
Location: Edinburgh Secure Services, Children & Families, Balmwell Terrace, Edinburgh
Salary: £44,223 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: City of Edinburgh Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Special Education

Job Description

Communities and Families

Depute Head Teacher
Edinburgh Secure Services, Edinburgh

Salary: £44,223 (Subject to job sizing)
Hours: 35

Salaries will be in accordance with the Scheme of Salaries and Conditions of Service for Teaching Staff in School Education. 

Applications are invited from people with initiative, who are flexible and would adopt a solution-focused approach for our young people. You will need enthusiasm, energy and resilience and should have experience of working with other agencies to provide the support our young people need. This is a permanent post. Salary is subject to job-sizing.

Edinburgh Secure Services provides secure accommodation, residential care and education for young people with complex social, emotional, behavioural and other additional support needs. The school follows the Curriculum for Excellence guidelines within the National Qualifications framework. The cohort over this current year has ranged from S1 – S5 students who come from mainstream schools, behaviour/support units, residential schools, other secure units, and other special schools. There is a pupil-teacher ratio of 3 students per teacher. Small class groups are a practical consequence of the physical size of the classes, but also acknowledge the sometimes extreme nature of students’ identified needs. Small class numbers facilitate the differentiation of the curriculum and meeting students’ individual needs.

The main duties of the DHT will be to support the management of the day to day running of the school and help to lead the aspects of the school improvement plan. The post also entails a 0.5 teaching remit.

Experience of working in  an educational environment with young people with social, emotional and behavioural needs is essential.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. 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 the City of Edinburgh Council.

Closing Date: 4 May 2017

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