Head Teacher, Highland

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Gairloch High SchoolHighland

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £52,725
Contract term: Permanent

Ref: HGH06152

Gairloch is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the west coast of Ross and Cromarty around 70 miles from the city of Inverness. Staff use every opportunity to encourage pupils to participate in activities which take advantage of this and create a stimulating learning environment.
With a catchment area of over 400 square miles, the school currently draws pupils from 5 Associated Primary Schools.

School Vision and Values

  • We are Ambitious for and believe in our pupils.
  • We are a community committed to their
  • Care, Development, Education and Future.

Living in the Highlands: A home with a heart

Covering 10,000 square miles of some of Scotland’s most stunning landscapes, the region offers everything from the vibrant city of Inverness to some of Europe’s most breath taking beaches, as well as a rich heritage and Gaelic culture. Little wonder then that this is one of the most sought after places to live in the UK.

The region boasts a great range of housing, both traditional and new build, plus great schools, leisure and arts facilities and healthcare.
And whether you opt for the buzz of a town or the tranquillity of the countryside, great transport links mean that everything is within reach.

A quarter of a million people call the region home. Why not join them?

You will be joining a high performing successful organisation located in a unique part of the country, a removal and relocation package of up to £6,500 is available if you relocate to Highland.

Working in the Highlands: At the heart of the action

As the largest employer in the Highlands, we understand that our most valuable asset is our people. When it comes to recognising and rewarding hard work, like our team, we go the extra mile.

Across Highland Council our school leaders work to provide an integrated service for children and families, bringing together colleagues across health, education and social care in a single Care and Learning Service. We have an embedded practice model across all professional disciplines, achieving full implementation of ‘Getting it right for every child’.

Highland Council has begun an ambitious Management of Schools programme which aims to strengthen the support for head teachers as leaders of learning and teaching and to sustain schools in local areas.

Highland Council is committed to the enhancement and delivery of learning and teaching through a digital learning project, which will provide pupils with 1 to 1 devices from P6 to S6.

Applications from Gaelic speakers are encouraged.

Applications can made online at: https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/highland/search.asp

The closing date for applications for the Head Teacher post is Monday 21 May.


Gairloch High School, Gairloch

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More about Gairloch High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Achtercairn, Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2BP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1445 712275
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