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Gatehouse Primary School,Dromore Road, DG7 2JX
£57,567 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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Headteacher Primary

Gatehouse Primary School
HT04 £57,657

Roll: 87 plus 30 place Nursery


Gatehouse Primary School forms part of the Castle Douglas cluster in the Stewartry area of Dumfries and Galloway. The school is located in Gatehouse of Fleet, a small town situated near the mouth of the Water of Fleet, ten miles west of Kirkcudbright. Traces of the town’s industrial past can be found in its buildings and street names and in the Mill on the Fleet. Gatehouse provides opportunities for a variety of activities, including golf, walking, cycling, fishing and sailing. Good housing in the area is very affordable.


The senior management team consists of a non-class committed Headteacher and a Nursery Manager. The school has strong links with its cluster schools and local businesses. The school has an active Parent Council who work to support the pupils and staff.

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.  We are seeking to appoint a leader with vision and a passion for learning who will lead learning within Gatehouse Primary School.  The post represents an excellent opportunity to be innovative in developing our culture of sharing and learning. 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 qualities and experience in primary education and be committed to very high standards of achievement.


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 the link to the Council’s Relocation Policy.





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


This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.  From 28 February 2011, 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. 


Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.


Please note – Pay arrangements for those starting after 1st day of school session


In accordance with Teachers Conditions of Service (SNCT – appendix 2.19), Teachers who commence employment with Dumfries and Galloway Council after the first day of the school session will have their salary for the remainder of the school salary year recalculated to reflect how teachers accrue pay and leave.  In these circumstances, a calculation will be carried out upon commencement of employment and pay and leave will be adjusted. 


Information regarding the national pay and leave calculation can be accessed at: 2 Appendix 2.19 Final Version June 2018.pdf



For further information and an informal discussion, please contact Rodger Hill, Schools’ Manager - People at

The Closing Date for Applications is:  5th February 2023.