Headteacher Primary

Dalbeattie, UK
20 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Headteacher Primary (7/04350)
Colvend, Kirkgunzeon & Palnackie Primary Schools
Combined Roll: 90
Salary: HT Scale Point 4 - £54,756

Colvend, Kirkgunzeon & Palnackie Primary Schools are situated in beautiful countryside. The schools are very much at the centre of their communities. The combined school roll is currently 90 pupils with all schools having two classes. The schools form part of the Dalbeattie High School cluster. The management structure consists of a Headteacher and a full time Principal Teacher in each school. The Headteacher position is non-class committed.

Colvend, Kirkgunzeon & Palnackie Primary Schools have strong links with Dalbeattie Learning Campus and the wider community. The schools are supported by warm and welcoming communities with active parent councils, who work collaboratively to support the pupils and staff. There are active fundraising groups who organise fund raising events. They support and enhance the learning provision for pupils. All of the schools engage in using the outdoors to promote the children's learning, taking the opportunity to utilise their local environments.

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 the schools. 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.

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.

For further information and an informal discussion, please contact David Maxwell, Education Officer, Education Services on 0303 333 3000/ 01387 260494 or email

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