Senior Leadership Team


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. Other important areas for which the Headteacher takes direct responsibility is health & safety and finance.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Management of the school
  • Raising Attainment and Achievement
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Quality Assurance
  • Staff selection and recruitment
  • Improvement Groups co-ordination
  • Strategic planning and Standards & Quality Report and Improvement Plan
  • Link departments – English, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Science
  • Complaint resolution
  • Financial management
  • Health & Safety
  • Advisor to Parent Council
  • Promotion of the school
  • Pupil Voice
  • Staff Induction


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.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • 16+ Co-ordinator including SDS
  • Primary/secondary liaison co-ordinator
  • BGE curriculum management
  • S1-3 Tracking & Monitoring
  • Designated officer for JET/XL
  • Junior and senior award ceremony co-ordinator
  • Equality, diversity and anti-bullying
  • Head of House (Burns 1/Telford) SLT Link
  • Link departments – Social Subjects, Business Education, Pupil Support, Support for Learning
  • Child protection designated officer
  • Positive behaviour/ethos policy
  • Tutor time co-ordinator
  • Manage and co-ordinate BGE admissin and placements
  • Line manage, lead and co-ordinate the ASL Team including GIRFEC agenda
  • Link with partner agencies including CLD, education psychologist, CAHMS, WHYA, Counsellors, EWO, etc
  • Pupil Support Group (PSG) Co-ordinator
  • Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator
  • LAC and Young Carer Co-ordinator
  • Attendance Co-ordinator


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Senior phase curriculum management
  • Senior phase admissions and placements
  • S4-6 Tracking & Monitoring
  • Whole school timetable
  • School website
  • Head of House (Burns 2/Redpath)
  • Probationer Induction Manager
  • Student regent
  • Internal & external examinations
  • School/college liaison
  • Career Ready co-ordinator
  • Business Links including DSYW
  • UCAS co-ordinator
  • 1:1 co-ordinator
  • LEAPS co-ordinator
  • S6 Prefects
  • Continous Professional Development (CPD) co-ordinator
  • Management of FHS collegiate activity time (CATS’s) and in-service programmes
  • Co-ordinate funded activities including School of Football
  • Link deprtaments – Music/Drama, Art, HE/CDT, PE
  • Erasmus link


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Finance and Budgetary Monitoring
  • Health and Safety (delegated)
  • SQA Co-ordinator
  • Communications
  • Facilities Management
  • Absence Management
  • Human Resources
  • Continued Professional Development (non-teaching staff)
  • Statistical Returns
  • Parent meetings and reporting

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