Head Teacher, Highland

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Lochaber High SchoolHighland

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £67,638
Contract term: Permanent

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Highland Council is recruiting to the post of Head Teacher at Lochaber High School. Lochaber High School is six-year comprehensive which serves the town of Fort William and the greater Lochaber area, the current roll is 826. The school stands in spectacular surroundings to the north of Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis.

The school building is spacious and generally very well equipped; accommodation includes two small halls, a games hall, theatre, grass pitch and an all-weather pitch. A multimillion pound refurbishment and rebuilding programme – ‘Lochaber 21’ – was recently completed and has brought about
considerable improvements to the campus.

Set in the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, Lochaber High offers a unique and extensive range of extra-curricular activities. Pupils have the opportunity to participate in art, drama, music and sporting activities as well as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and charity fundraising events. There are strong links with the Commando Veterans’ Association who visit the school at Remembrance weekend each year. The school has arranged an extensive programme of educational trips in this country and abroad including S2 Outdoor Activities, S6 London, ‘Mediterranean Water Sports’, Iceland, Paris, New York, China and Skiing in the French Alps. There is an active and supportive
Parent Council.

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.

The Highlands is an area of outstanding natural beauty with a rich heritage and Gaelic culture along with excellent schools and safe communities making it a great place to work and live.

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 may be available.

Applications from Gaelic speakers are encouraged.

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

The closing date for this post is: Monday 20 November 2017.

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More about Lochaber High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Camaghael, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 7ND, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1397 702512
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