Headteacher Primary (7/04347)
Duncow, Dunscore & Moniaive Primary Schools
We are seeking to appoint a leader with vision and a passion for learning who will, along with a management team of four Principal Teachers, lead learning across the cluster partnership of Duncow, Dunscore and Moniaive Primary Schools. This post offers an exciting opportunity to shape educational provision across the cluster into the future within a dynamic school community which has high aspirations for all.
All three schools are linked to Wallace Hall Academy (Thornhill) and are situated in a picturesque area of Dumfries and Galloway known as mid-Nithsdale. It is an area with good facilities and strong communities committed to all of the schools. As well as traditional agriculture and forestry, renewable energy, tourism and natural and cultural heritage are all increasingly important local employers. Good housing is very affordable and the area is easy to reach by car from Dumfries (30 minutes). Each school caters for between 35 and 65 pupils.
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 relevant 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.
For further information and an informal discussion please contact Leona Waugh, Education Officer, Education Services on 01387 264571 or email Leona.Waugh@dumgal.gov.uk