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Headteacher Primary

Headteacher Primary (7/04346)
Closeburn and Penpont Partnership
Combined Roll: 127 (including Nursery)
Salary HT06 - £59,850

We are seeking to appoint a leader with vision and a passion for learning who will, along with a management team, lead learning at Closeburn and Penpont Primary Schools Partnership. This post offers an exciting opportunity to shape educational provision within a dynamic school partnership community which has high aspirations for all.

Closeburn and Penpont Primary Schools are located north of Dumfries in the Nithsdale area. Both schools enjoy good facilities and their outlooks, over farmland and forest, are stunning. Thornhill and Dumfries are relatively close, the largest towns in the District of Nithsdale in south-west Scotland, with vibrant communities and with all major services and amenities. The wider area boasts many local industries including agriculture, forestry and tourism. Good housing is very affordable and the area is easy to reach by car and public transport. The schools are supported by active Parent Councils.

The Headteacher role is non-class committed and is supported by two full time Principal Teachers.

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 Closeburn and Penpont Primary Schools Partnership. 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. Please follow the link to the Council's Relocation Policy.

Applicants are required to be fully registered in primary education with the General Teaching Council of Scotland (GTCS), Clerwood House, 96 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UT and be able to demonstrate that they have, through both experience and professional development, met the criteria in the Standard for Headship.

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 John Thin, Head of Education (Learning & Resources) at
Thornhill, Scotland, UK