Support For Learning Senior/Head Teacher, Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire

Greenleaf House LtdAyrshire and South Lanarkshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: From £45,000, depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent

Pension: SPPA

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, term time

Main Job Purpose: To provide the best possible education for our residential and non-residential young people

Greenleaf is an independent school that provides a highly supportive education environment for young people aged 8 – 18.

We provide individually tailored education for a maximum of 7 young people at a time at each of our locations.

Our schools are on the grounds of our residential care homes which reinforces our holistic approach by creating an easy flow of communication between our residential team and our education team.

Our education team are all GTCS registered teachers and are what we call hybrid practitioners in that they are skilled in multiple areas: trauma informed, mindfulness and their specialist subjects.

Job Role

You will support, observe and record the progress of pupils aged 8 to 18. Teaching the national curriculum, you'll plan lessons in line with national objectives, with the aim of ensuring a healthy culture of learning.

Teachers must keep up to date with developments in subject areas, new resources, methods and national objectives. The role involves liaising and networking with other professionals, care practitioners, parents and carers, both informally and formally.


As a teacher, you'll need to:

  • deliver education across the curriculum
  • prepare and deliver lessons to a range of young people of different ages, abilities and behaviours
  • play a key role in the de-escalation and management of challenging behaviour
  • be aware of some of the barriers to positive learning behaviours and of strategies to support pupils to overcome these
  • engage and develop pupils through their personal strengths and interests
  • have a clear understanding of safeguarding procedures
  • research new topic areas, maintaining up-to-date subject knowledge, and devise and write new curriculum materials
  • prepare pupils for qualifications and external examinations
  • undertake pastoral duties and supporting pupils on an individual basis through academic and personal difficulties
  • supervise and support the work of support assistants
  • participate in and organise extracurricular activities, such as outings, social activities and sporting events
  • undergo regular observations and participate in regular in-service training (INSET) as part of continuing professional development (CPD).
  • support Depute and Director of Education in their duties
  • ensure the company ethos is promoted and act as a role model
  • work closely with Care team and get involved in integrated activities (Care and Education)
  • You will be given Physical Intervention training

Working Hours

  • Term time
  • 8.30am until 4pm
  • Timetable will vary depending on the requirement of each campus

Qualifications and Training

  • Full GTCS registration
  • Participation in professional update
  • Completion or working towards postgraduate qualification in pupil support, guidance, inclusive education or equivalent


  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Pupil support, preferably experience of working with Care Experienced young people

Knowledge and Skills


  • Good understanding of national and local curriculum guidelines, policies and priorities
  • Self-motivated team player with a positive approach and proven success in leading collegiate working, and able to act as a role model to promote effective team working, motivating and inspiring colleagues
  • Ability to recognise, act upon and create opportunities to achieve school, and national objectives
  • Have high expectations and aspirations which support pupils to succeed.
  • Innovative and lateral thinking approach to problem solving with the ability to make balanced judgements


  • Excellent understanding of local curriculum policies and priorities
  • Commitment to whole school developments and the wider life of the school
  • Competent in the use of ICT, including application to learning and teaching

Additional Requirements

  • Full driving licence
  • PVG membership

For more information on Greenleaf, please visit our website


Please send your CV and covering letter to

Job location

More about Greenleaf House Ltd
Address: 18 Woodside Place, Glasgow, Stratheclyde, G3 7QL, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 141 404 6756