Headteacher - 4 posts, various locations

Job Details We have 4 vacancies for Headteachers within the Scottish Borders. For further information on the specific schools, our Council and our Education Service please see additional attachments. Applicants are also very welcome to...

Job Details

We have 4 vacancies for Headteachers within the Scottish Borders. For further information on the specific schools, our Council and our Education Service please see additional attachments.


Applicants are also very welcome to come along to our Recruitment Open Day at the Inspire Building in Tweedbank (opposite Tweedbank Train Station) on Friday 23 February 2024, 2 - 4 pm


Post 1 - Stow PS - DHT - HT - PT 4 awaiting job sizing
Post 2 - St Ronan's & Walkerburn PS's - DHT- HT -PT 9
Post 3 - Duns PS DHT-HT - PT9
Post 4 - Newtown & St Boswells PS's DHT - HT - PT8

Please indicate on application form which post/s you wish to be considered for.


Contract Duration: Permanent

Teachers applying for permanent posts should be fully registered with the General Teaching Council Scotland.


Please click the link below to watch our Inspire Learning video: https://www.apple.com/education/k12/success-stories/#scottish-borders

Role Purpose

To lead and manage the continued successful development of the school. To ensure the safety of all pupils. To conduct the affairs of the schools to the benefit of the pupils and the community it serves through pursuing objectives and implementing policies set by the education authority under the overall direction of the Service Director of Children and Young People.

Essential

A degree (or equivalent) or diploma in primary education (or PGCE/PGDE) along with strong evidence of continued personal professional development

Full registration with the General Teaching Council (of Scotland)

Evidence of personal commitment to management and leadership development

As of 1st August 2020 all successful candidates appointed to a permanent Headteacher role in Scotland are required to hold the Standard for Headship, through completion of the Scottish Qualification for Headship (SQH), Flexible Route to Headship (FRH) or Into Headship. For those appointed, who do not yet hold the Standard for Headship, you will be required to complete the Into Headship qualification within 30 months of appointment. Please note: that those candidates who already or have previously held a permanent Headteacher position are not required to complete the Into Headship programme and will not need to complete it within 30 months of appointment.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Carolyn Robertson by telephone on +5512 or by email at Carolyn.Robertson@scotborders.gov.uk.



Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.

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