Head Teacher - Manor Park Primary SchoolVacancy posted: Friday, 13 January 2017
Salary: £57,672 - £57,672
Closing date: 29 January 2017
Job ref. no.: ABC02799
An excellent leadership opportunity for those aspiring for headship has arisen in a state of the art campus in Manor Park School, Aberdeen.Manor Park School is a co-educational, non-denominational school, which opened in October 2010. It is situated in the Northfield area of Aberdeen City and draws its pupils from a catchment area consisting mainly of local authority housing.
The Leadership Team includes a Head Teacher and two Depute Head Teachers.
The current school roll is 272 with 11 classes and an 80 place nursery. There is also a provision for Additional Support Needs. Wider achievement, raising attainment and equity are integral to the work of the school and Manor Park is one of Aberdeen City's 'Attainment Challenge' Schools.
Manor Park School includes a 'Community Wing' housing a Police Station. There is also a well-established Breakfast Service operating each morning and an extensive programme of extra-curricular activities take place at lunchtime, after-school and at the weekends.
The state of the art campus has a large, fully enclosed play area of grass and tarmac and also benefits from a large all weather sports pitch.
There are strong community links through Northfield ASG primaries and Northfield Academy, Middlefield Church, Community Learning Development, social care and wellbeing, police and health professionals.
Manor Park has a Parent Council which is supportive of the school and actively contributes to the life of the school and on-going areas of development. The school works in partnership with parents, providing opportunities for children to be successful and reach their full potential.
To lead and manage the affairs of a school, enabling the delivery of a quality education through the appropriate involvement of the pupils, staff, parents, multidisciplinary agencies and the community it serves. This will be done in accordance with the Authority's Strategic Plan, Directorate Strategic Priorities, the school's Improvement Plan and in line with current legislation and national and local agreements.Requirements
Educated to degree level
Full GTCS Registration
Evidence of maintaining the Standard for GTCS and maintain the standard within the professional update framework.
Evidence of continuing and professional development including career long professional learning in leadership settings
PVG membership for Regulated work with Children or the ability to obtain prior to a formal offer of employment being made.Responsibilities
Job Specific Requirements
Extensive knowledge and experience of current curriculum developments
Experience of a school senior management role, including staff and resources management
Evidence of working with external agencies
Experience of improvement planning, school self-evaluation.
Awareness of current initiatives and priorities in education
Knowledge and understanding of the provisions of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 2003
Have effectively managed human resourcing matters including industrial/employee relations and health and safety whilst continually improving performance of self and others in order to achieve excellence in service delivery and organisational capability
Proven organisational skills
Proven leadership skills
Ability to work in partnership with pupils, parents, and the community
Ability to develop and improve pupil's experiences
Interpersonal skills and effective communication with colleagues, pupils, and parents/carers
Ability to promote and deliver equality of opportunity to staff and service users
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