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Head Teacher

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Duncanrig Secondary School

South Lanarkshire

Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
7 October 2017

Job overview


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 Duncanrig Secondary School 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. The current head teacher is retiring after 13 years of high quality leadership.

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 outwardlooking 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.

For further information please visit www.duncanrig.s-lanark.sch.uk

Closing date: Sunday 8 October 2017

Applications should be submitted online through
www.myjobscotland.gov.uk or telephone 01698 454650.


Duncanrig Secondary School, Winnipeg Drive, East Kilbride G75 8ZT

About Duncanrig Secondary School

+44 1355 588800

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Duncanrig is a six-year comprehensive school and was the first secondary school created following the establishment of the "New Town of East Kilbride". It is non-denominational and provides a wide range of secondary education for both boys and girls.

There are four stages in Duncanrig

First Year - induction year with access to a wide curricular experience and an element of pupil selection available as a youngster moves from S1 to S2
Middle School - comprising Second and Third Year
Upper School - comprising Fourth and Fifth year
Sixth Year - a year in which each student has a quite individual experience

The original school was opened in August l956. At that time it comprised 5 separate buildings spread across a single campus.

The local authority has recently completed the construction of our new school on the existing site. Our new school, costing in excess of £22 million, has been purpose built to accomodate the original cohort from Duncanrig Secondary School and the pupils of nearby Ballerup High School which closed in May 2005.

The merger of the 2 schools has yielded a single, unified group of staff and pupils who will continue to strive for excellence in all areas of school achievement. 

We took possession of our new school in August 2007 and we are all impressed by the tremendous facilities and resources available in this state-of-the-art, purpose built accommodation. No more travelling between buildings in all weathers, the school is designed as a single unit offering the latest facilities on the existing campus

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