Favourite Dumfries & Galloway Council
Ref no: DGA03307
Closes: Sunday, 25th March 2018
Published: Friday, 16th March 2018
Location: Collin Primary School,Main Road
Salary: £46,500 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Dumfries & Galloway Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Primary Education


Headteacher Primary (7/04345)


Collin Primary School

Current School Roll: 38

Nursery Registered for: 15 (am only)

Salary: HT02 (£46,500)

We are seeking to appoint a leader with vision and a passion for learning who will lead learning at Collin Primary School, Dumfries. This post offers an exciting opportunity to shape educational provision within a dynamic school community which has high aspirations for all.


An important element of this post is to develop an ethos, culture and values which demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity. This will include a focus on improving the educational outcomes for children and young people from gypsy traveller communities within Collin Primary and across our schools.


Collin Primary School is located four miles from Dumfries, just off the A75. The school enjoys fantastic facilities with outlooks over farmland. Dumfries is the largest town in Dumfries and Galloway with all major services and amenities available. The wider area boasts many local industries including agriculture, forestry, sea related industries and tourism. Good housing is very affordable and the area is easy to reach by car and public transport.


The Headteacher’s role is predominantly non-class committed.


The school is supported by an active Parent Council.


Dumfries and Galloway’s approach to Education looks to combine the traditional values, ethos and atmosphere of this unique corner of Scotland with fresh 21st Century thinking. Our authority has been recognised as having a clear focus on building staff skills to improve learning and teaching, raise attainment and develop strong leadership at all levels.


Applicants will have proven leadership experience in primary education and be committed to very high standards of achievement.


Applicants for teaching posts must be registered in the appropriate sector with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, Clerwood House, 96 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UT.


This post is considered as 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 formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.


‘A significant relocation package of up to £5000 is available to the successful candidate. Please see the attached removal expenses document for further information.’


Please follow this link to the Council’s Relocation Policy.


For further information and an informal discussion please contact Elizabeth Gair, Education Officer on 01387 260494 or email Elizabeth.Gair@dumgal.gov.uk


Closing Date for Applications: Sunday 25th March 2018.

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