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  • Ref no: SOA04954
  • Published: 3/1/2020
  • Closes: 19/1/2020
  • Location: Doonfoot Primary School, Abbots Way, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA7 4HJ
  • Salary: £52,935.00
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Job Description

What is the role?

The Communication Support Base in Doonfoot Primary School is a local authority provision for South Ayrshire Council, providing additional support for up 26 children with autism. Doonfoot also has 2 outreach teachers who support schools in an advisory role.

This fantastic opportunity is open to qualified teachers with significant experience supporting children with complex needs.  As Depute Head Teacher you will have leadership and management responsibility for a team of teachers and school assistants supporting young people within the bases  and within mainstream classes.   A key part of this role will be to liaise with a range of external agencies such as social work, educational psychologists, and outreach teams to develop appropriate curriculum pathways for all of our young people.

Please click on the option to download additional information on this vacancy to access the Job Description and HT Report. The completed HT Report should be returned directly to the school. (Please note if you are unable to obtain your HT Report at the time of applying, it can follow.  You require to submit a separate HT Report for each post you are applying for detailing the SOA reference number).

Extra information:

The Grade of this post is DHT3 and the annual salary is £52,935.


This post is considered to be Regulated Work with children as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) (PVG) Act 2007. Accordingly the preferred candidate will be required to become a member of the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if already a Scheme member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made. If you wish further information on the PVG Scheme you can visit the Disclosure Scotland website at

Please note you may be required to meet the PVG Costs.

Closing date for applications is 19 January 2020.

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