Depute Headteacher - DGA10885

Dumfries & Galloway Council

Depute Headteacher - DGA10885

£60,001 - £70,000

Dumfries & Galloway Council, Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 1 week ago, 4 Jun | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: 17-06-2024 (In 2 days)

job Ref: DGA10885

Full Job Description


Depute Headteacher (7/08071)

Sanquhar Academy

DHT 3 - £63,879


Sanquhar Academy is located in the Upper Nithsdale area of Dumfries and Galloway, serving the Royal Burgh of Sanquhar and the neighbouring villages of Kirkconnnel, Kelloholm and Wanlockhead.


Sanquhar is within easy reach of large parts of Dumfries and Galloway, Ayrshire and Lanarkshire.


We are looking to appoint a passionate and committed Depute Headteacher to work alongside our caring, established team and to ensure that we make a real difference to children’s lives.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience of supporting and developing the engagement of learners and families with school. The remit will focus on health and Wellbeing of learners through specific stretch aim targets. The successful candidate will display a commitment to working in partnership with staff, parents and the wider community to provide quality learning experiences, helping to equip pupils with the skills to become successful, confident and responsible contributors to the world they live in.

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A significant relocation package of up to £5000 may be available to the successful candidate (Permanent positions only). Please see attached guidance for further information.


Applicants for teaching posts must be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), Clerwood House, 96 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UT in the appropriate sector.


This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. From 28 February 2011, 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.


Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.


Required Information

As part of the recruitment and selection process we ask that you provide ONE completed reference alongside your application form and will be read in conjunction with your application form.


Please note that it is your responsibility to gather a reference and forward the completed document to the relevant contact within the School. The reference should be submitted prior to the closing date. The reference for this vacancy should be emailed to:


National Pay and Leave Calculation

Please refer to important information in the attached briefing note or to Part 2: Appendix 2.19, Pay and Leave Specification.


For further information, please contact:

Elaine Hetherington Cree, Headteacher on tel. 01659 50208 or email: