Senior Leadership Team

HEADTEACHER: GRAEME THOMPSON

Managerial responsibility for ensuring high standards in all areas of the life and work of the school, although many of the executive duties are delegated to colleagues in the Senior Leadership Team. At a time of much change in the education, review, planning and development are important aspects of his duties. The head teacher is closely involved with curriculum development, pastoral care for pupils, personnel management, particularly in the areas of staff welfare and support, and the appointment and career development of staff. Another important area for which the Headteacher takes direct responsibility is finance.

DEPUTE HEADTEACHERS

Common Responsibilities for Depute Headteachers:

Deputes implement the schools policy for managing pupil conduct with regards to pupils within his/her own house. A duty rota exists where each Depute Headteacher deputises for the Headteacher, which includes management of pupil conduct, concerns raised by staff or pupils and parents or the public. They assist the Headteacher in continually improving Quality Assurance in specific subject departments as well as monitoring and reviewing both teaching and learning within the school.

Each Depute has responsibility for house groups with regard to discipline and guidance. There is also a duty to contribute to curricular policy. They each work closely with Support for Students staff to ensure the welfare of pupils.  They, and our Support for Students teachers, are contact persons for parents who wish to enquire about any aspect of their child’s progress/performance in school. Each Depute is expected to take a close interest in the progress of individual students and to encourage participation in all aspects of the life and work of the school.

KAREN SCOTT

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Curriculum /Teaching & Learning for S1 – S3 (including Primary liaison)
  • Manage S1, S2 & S3 students admissions
  • Help Support for Students staff in Telford & Burns Houses
  • Co-ordinate Positive Behaviour Scheme
  • Healthy School Co-ordinator
  • Positive Discrimination Co-ordinator
  • Positive Awards Scheme
  • Assist Headteacher with promotional work of the school.
  • Manage and co-ordinate the Support for Learning team, including target setting for pupils with additional support needs
  • Annual awards ceremony
  • JET / XL Coordination
  • Links with partners agencies including CLD, Educational Psychologist

MARTIN ENNIS

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Curriculum/Teaching & Learning for S4 – S6
  • Manage S4-S6 students admissions
  • Help Support for Students staff in Redpath & Burns Houses
  • School timetable
  • Probationer induction manager
  • Student Regent
  • Internal and external examinations
  • School/college liaison
  • Career Academies Co-ordinator
  • UCAS Co-ordinator
  • LEAPS Co-ordinator
  • S6 prefects/common room
  • Co-ordinate teaching staff continuous professional development
  • Manage the in-house collegiate activity and in-service programme for teaching staff
  • Co-ordinate funded activities including School of Football

NEIL HUNTER – BUSINESS MANAGER

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Finance and Budgetary Monitoring
  • Health and Safety
  • SQA Co-ordinator
  • Communications
  • Facilities Management
  • Absence Management
  • Human Resources
  • Continued Professional Development
  • Statistical Returns
  • Parent meetings and reporting
  • Community Engagement
  • Community Access to School Facilities

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