Depute Headteacher - Menstrie Primary School

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Ref no: CLA01161
Closes: Sunday, 21st January 2018
Published: Monday, 8th January 2018
Location: Menstrie Primary School, Elmbank
Salary: £48,705 per year Pro Rata
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Clackmannanshire Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Depute / Headships

Job Description

As Depute Headteacher you will inspire, motivate and lead effective learning and teaching based upon the principles of Curriculum for Excellence. You will deputise during the absence of the Headteacher

We are looking for a Depute Headteacher who:

  • is committed to quality
  • demonstrates sound judgement and decision making
  • is emotionally intelligent
  • is skilled in influencing and engaging
  • can lead others
  • has an excellent pedagogical knowledge of learning and teaching


Deputise for the Headteacher

Develop, share and promote the school’s vision with staff, pupils, parents and the wider community

Develop coherent approaches to professional learning which build and sustain teachers’ practice by supporting: - opportunities that lead to distributed leadership - collaborative working practices - sharing of effective practice

Contribute to leadership for improvement in culture and practice at school level by: - providing clear direction when working with others - supporting and developing the school’s culture of improvement - ensuring school policies and procedures are being implemented consistently

Demonstrate professional knowledge and understanding by: - critically engaging with literature, research and policy contributing to local and national developments - acting as representatives of the authority

Develop a range of strategies for individual and collective self evaluation, which contribute to the school’s improvement

Lead and work collaboratively to enhance teaching which leads to high quality learning by: - demonstrating and supporting sound teaching practices - monitoring and tracking pupils’ progress - managing additional support for learning needs - quality assuring effective behaviour strategies - regularly communicating with and reporting to parents

Build and sustain partnerships with colleagues, learners, parents and other stakeholders to support: - team commitment and loyalty - an ethos of mutual respect, support and challenge that is based on a coaching/mentoring approach - effective practice in gathering views and sharing information with parents - the provision of pastoral care for staff and pupils - effective communication

Manage allocated resources proactively and effectively to meet learning and development priorities


Applications are invited from suitably qualified GTC registered teachers.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. You 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 Clackmannanshire Council and the cost of this check which will be deducted from your salary.


Should you have difficulty in accessing the documents and wish to request a paper application pack along with an application form please call 01259 452244 (24 hrs) and leave your details along with the reference number of the post.


Please note that if you are selected for interview you will be notified by e-mail.


Please can you arrange for your current or most recent Headteacher to complete the attached teaching report and for them to send from their works email address to prior to interview.


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