Head of Severe and Complex Needs, Castleview School and Ochil House Provision

Stirling Council


From £66,780 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: STR05264

Job Description

Stirling Council seeks to appoint a highly motivated and dynamic individual with an excellent track record in school leadership and additional support needs for the post of Head of Severe and Complex Needs for Castleview School and Ochil House provision. The school and provision are situated in the beautiful town of Stirling in Scotland's central belt and has excellent commuter links.

Castleview School is located in Raploch Community Campus in Stirling. The school provides early years and primary education for children who have a range of severe and complex additional support needs.

Ochil House is a specialist provision based within Wallace High School and it provides secondary education for young people who have a range of severe and complex additional support needs. The postholder would work closely with Wallace High School’s senior management team in the leadership and management of the provision.

Both Castleview School and Ochil House staff work closely with schools, families and partners such as allied health professionals, to improve outcomes for children and young people who have complex needs. The staff promote the importance of positive relationships and a rights based approach, providing a nurturing and inspiring learning environment where children and young people can develop confidence and achieve their full potential.

This is an exciting opportunity requiring strong leadership, excellent communication skills and a strong knowledge of current educational developments, particularly in additional support needs. This post provides a unique opportunity to lead and manage curricular developments, planning and improvement from early years and primary through to senior phase and post school transitions.

We are looking for an inspirational leader who will be committed to delivering excellence and equity by leading continuous improvement and promoting high quality learning and teaching opportunities, working in partnership with schools, partners, families and the wider community. The successful candidate will have a lead role in developing and supporting local authority policy and procedures and in staff learning and development.

Applicants must have achieved the Standard for Headship or equivalent, awarded by the General Teaching Council for Scotland or have held a permanent appointment as a head teacher of a public school, a grant-aided school or an independent school on or before 1 August 2020 in order to be appointed permanently to this post. Applicants who can demonstrate commitment to and likelihood of achieving this standard within 30 months may be considered for a temporary appointment (of no more than 30 months) while working toward the standard. https://www.gtcs.org.uk/professional-standards/the-standards/headship.a…


The successful candidate will be required to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) for Children. If your application is progressed after the interview, you will be asked to complete the form and have your details verified.
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