Depute Head Teacher - Knox Academy

East Lothian Council

  • Location: Haddington
  • £51,330 per annum, Head Teacher/Depute Headteacher 5
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: EAL03003

Vacancy Information

DHT/HT Salary Scale Point 5 (£51330 per annum)

Permanent full time position
35 hours per week
Days of Work Mon-Fri
To start August/September 2018

Interviews for this Depute Head Teacher post will take place as early as possible after the 13 August 2018.

Knox Academy is a state school situated in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. At census 2017 the roll was 751. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming school accessible to all.

The curriculum provides a full range of subjects from S1-S6. We aim to meet the needs of all the pupils, providing a curriculum that is appropriate in terms of breadth, depth and challenge. We endeavour to treat all pupils as individuals and hope that they, their parents and the community will work in partnership to provide them with the support and opportunities that will enable them to take their next educational steps. Pupils are encouraged to access the extensive and varied menu of extra-curricular activities on offer.

The school currently has a three house system, with each Depute Head Teacher assigned overall responsibility for one house group.

There is a proud tradition of excellent education in Haddington and the pupils, staff and parents of the school work hard to continue this.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, energetic and able to provide leadership in all aspects of school life. You will, in the first instance, be a leading professional with a proven track record of innovative teaching practice, high quality curriculum development and be committed to providing education of the highest quality. You will assist in the overall management of the school within the context of the leadership team. The focus of this depute post is currently curriculum development, timetable, staff development and SQA but may change depending on the review of remits at the end of session 2017/18.

Job Details

The role of a Depute Head Teacher is to assist and, where necessary, to deputise for the Head Teacher as required. The role of the Head Teacher is, within the resources available, to conduct the affairs of the school to the benefit of the pupils and the community it serves, through pursuing objectives and implementing policies set by East Lothian Council under the overall direction of the Head of Education.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification attached at the bottom of the page for the full range of tasks and duties associated with the job. 

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Full GTCS Registration is required.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Additional Information

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