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SLA04508 - Head Teacher - Larkhall Academy

SLA04508 - Head Teacher - Larkhall Academy

Posted 3 days ago by South Lanarkshire Council
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Head Teacher

Location: Larkhall Academy, Broomhill Road, Larkhall ML9 1QN

35 hours per week


Transforming learning and teaching, inspiring learners, raising attainment and achievement, celebrating success and supporting young people to fulfil their potential is what we want our schools to achieve

At Larkhall Academy we work together to build positive futures for all.  We are a school with high aspirations, established values, strong community links and a place where learners develop respect for themselves and others. We have a strong commitment to raise attainment, provide opportunities for achievement and celebrate success. 

We are looking to appoint an experienced, highly ambitious, inspirational and motivated leader who can take forward the Council’s priorities for education and the drivers of change within the National Improvement Framework.  As Head Teacher you will be expected to provide strong and effective leadership, ensuring high quality education for all learners. 

You are an excellent communicator who is visible and accessible and has a strong rapport with children, families and the learning community. You are outward-looking and have a clear commitment to the principles of inclusion, excellence and equity. You have the ability to inspire others through your energy, creativity and strong leadership.  As an experienced senior leader, you secure improvements in performance through rigorous use of data and strong self-evaluation. You build positive relationships and effective partnerships and achieve the best possible outcomes for all learners.  You encourage and support all members of the school community in setting and achieving personal and professional goals.

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You will be responsible for:

Managing the affairs of the school to the benefit of the pupils and the wider community in compliance with the requirements of the statutes relating to the provision of education and the general duty of care owed to staff and pupils.

Taking forward the vision and values of the school, setting and implementing procedures and policies within the Council’s improvement framework and through the principles of Getting it Right for Every Child.

Ensuring effective communication with and for staff, pupils, parents and other users of the school.

Leading change and improvement.

Developing the curriculum and ensuring high quality learning and teaching.

Ensuring the wellbeing of children, young people and colleagues.

Raising attainment and achievement for all young people.

Maintaining an ethos of shared endeavour in support of excellence for all and celebrating success.

Acting on behalf of the Council, as principal professional adviser to the Parent Council under the terms of the Parental Involvement Act 2006.


It is a legal requirement for any teacher teaching in a Scottish state school to be registered with GTC Scotland, General Teaching Council (Scotland) Registration.

Employment History/Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Legislative Information

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

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South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.

The Individual

Closing Date :   Monday 17th September 2018

Reference: 36017423

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