Head Teacher

Kibble Education and Care Centre
Paisley, UK
Closing date
18 Sep 2020

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We are looking to recruit a dynamic Head Teacher with vision, drive and enthusiasm to join our existing Senior Leadership team. Who are We? Kibble is one of Scotland's leading specialist providers of services for at risk children and young people. By providing a range of integrated services, we help build positive futures for children and young people with complex social, emotional and educational needs. Job Purpose: The Head Teacher has shared responsibility for managing the change, growth and performance of the Education services within Kibble as agreed with the Board of Directors. In addition, he/she will be required to meet the challenges of innovation and empowerment implicit to our values and deliver the quality and breadth of opportunity and support to young people. Main Duties: to manage Kibble's Education services to the benefit of the pupils and the wider community in compliance with the requirements of the statutes and regulations relating to the provision of education and the general duty of care owed to staff and pupils. to formulate clear aims for the school and policies to ensure their achievement. to ensure the communication of these aims and policies to all staff, pupils, parents/carers and other users of the school. to act as professional education adviser to the Board of Directors when required. to encourage and promote the development of the corporate life of the Kibble's Education services and by so doing to create an ethos conducive to healthy relationships, high morale and sound learning and teaching. to contribute more generally to the work of the centre as required, for example, by taking part in HR related processes or by participating in working groups. to participate in the collaborative work of the centre and to take forward initiatives, innovative projects and improvement priorities that will ensure improved educational outcomes for children and young people. to share in the on-call "out of hours" responsibility for the centre on a rota basis. Specific Duties: Management of Resources: participating in the recruitment of education staff. ensuring that the expertise of staff is recognised and is employed in such a way that children and young people benefit through improved educational outcomes. ensuring that members of staff are clear about their individual roles and derive as much satisfaction as possible from their work. working as an integral member of the senior leadership team offering clear leadership and support as appropriate. consulting fully with staff on the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of school policies. promoting the professional development and welfare of staff both collectively and individually. implementing all relevant conditions of service, disciplinary and grievance procedures and other matters of a contractual nature. ensuring that appropriate arrangements are made for the management of the school budget. managing the requisitioning, use and protection of all resources, including teaching materials, equipment and accommodation. Management of Communications: establishing effective channels of communication internal and external to the department. consulting and communicating with parents/carers and external agencies about the progress of their children and young people, in particular by arranging regular meetings between parents/carers and teachers to assist such communication. being the official correspondent of the school with interested parties such as external agencies, SQA, Education Scotland, other schools, parents/carers/external agencies and the local/wider community. Management of Corporate Life of the school: managing quality assurance of all systems and procedures within Kibble's Education services promoting the implementation and monitoring of all aspects of the Education service improvement plan and quality reports. fostering amongst pupils, parents/carers, staff and other users of the school a full appreciation of the importance of the school as an integral part of the local and wider community. seeking opportunities to link the work of the school with that of the local and wider community and by so doing, emphasising the mutual benefits which are derived from such links. creating a positive, caring ethos which values the relationships between pupils, their parents/carers and the community. Who are You? You will be registered with the GTCS and have DHT / HT experience. You will have the ability to manage operationally whilst having the flair & skills to lead and inspire a staff team in delivering high quality services responsive to individual need. You will share in the on-call "out of hours" responsibility across all our services on a rota basis. Qualifications and Experience: Qualifications Essential - Educated to degree level in Education. Desirable - Into Headship qualification. Experience Essential - Depute Headship experience. Desirable - Headship Experience. Registration Essential - GTCS Professional and Personal Capabilities: 1. ensuring the mandatory requirements for registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland are met by all teachers and incorporate the suite of GTCS's Professional Standards, including The Standards for Provisional Registration, The Standards for Full Registration, The Standards for Career-Long Professional Learning and The Standards for Leadership and Management. 2. developing and managing systems to advance the skills and competences of staff. 3. managing and taking responsibility for delegated financial budgets, staffing rotas/timetables and staff selection processes. 4. an appreciation of the significance of safe care and interpreting this accurately for individual service users and others. 5. managing staff and resources to promote the best possible outcomes for children and young people. 6. Curriculum development, both BGE and Senior Phase and in relation to skills development, training and employability. 7. Innovation in addressing the key priorities of the National Improvement Framework. Personal 1. confidence and courage. 2. have the personal attributes to create and maintain positive relationships. 3. be inspiring and have the ability to motivate others. 4. communicate effectively. 5. be able to empathise with others. 6. be able to work effectively in a group. 7. ability to source and manipulate information effectively. 8. excellent I.T. skills and abilities. 9. strategic thinker. 10. judge wisely and decide appropriately. 11. identify and solve problems. 12. have an emotional awareness of yourself and others and be able to reflect on your own practice. Notes: 1. Although this job outline reflects the main tasks and responsibilities discharged by the post holder at the present time, Kibble reserves the right to alter or amend the content of this job outline to reflect changes to the job or services provided, while maintaining the overall character and level of responsibility for the post. 2. Notwithstanding any information or statement described within this job outline, all duties must be carried out in a way that promotes equality of opportunity, dignity and respect for all individuals and which is consistent with Kibble's stated policy on equal opportunities. 3. The successful candidate will be required to become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme ( PVG Scheme ) Having previous convictions will not automatically disbar you from working at Kibble (with the exception of offences against children or other vulnerable groups) and every case is taken on an individual basis. What do we offer? Holidays: up to 48 days per year inclusive of public holidays Pension: Scottish Teacher Superannuation Scheme Benefits: We offer an employee benefits package including cash4health, free parking, free lunches, gym membership and access to our employee assistance programme to name but a few. Kibble is one of the largest employers in the Paisley area, with a diverse range of roles in child and youth care and supporting services. Come and be part of our team and help bring positive life experiences to children and young people. The closing date for applications: Sunday 13 September 2020
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