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Responsibilities of the Senior Leadership Team

Allocation of Responsibilities to members of the Senior Leadership Team. 

General Responsibilities

All Members of the Senior Leadership Team should be aware of the vision, values and aims of the school and take whatever action is appropriate to develop in young people, members of staff and parents an appreciation of what these are and what they set out to achieve.

All members of the Senior Leadership Team are required to have a thorough understanding of the day-to-day administration of the school and an appreciation of all statements of school policy.  This ensures that the Members of Senior Leadership Team are expected to be co-operative and to support one another in fulfilling their various functions.  Although specific duties are allocated to individuals all members may become involved in carrying out a particular task.

More particularly the role of a member of the Senior Leadership Team is to:-

  • Ensure maintenance of high standards and  a commitment to raising attainment for all learners
  • Support the values and ethos of the school
  • Encourage the development of the school
  • Encourage appropriate innovation
  • Ensure the smooth running of the school
  • Evaluate the school’s effectiveness
  • Support the development of cited local and national priorities
  • Develop the capacity of professional colleagues
  • Show commitment to the well-being and development of all learners
  • Adopt a high profile in the life of the school and engage positively with young people   

Below are listed the main areas of specific responsibilities for individual team members.

HEAD TEACHER - ARCHIE BATHGATE

Strategic leadership:   

Determination of the vision, values and aims of the school

Determination of the ethos of the school  

Overall responsibility for the rationale and structure and evaluation of the curriculum

Overall lead role for raising standards and quality improvement

Overall responsibility for the welfare of staff and young people

Development of leadership at all levels across the school

Overall responsibility for Child Protection Procedures

Management and administration:  

Appointment of staff

Implementation of all school policies

Standards and Quality reporting and school improvement plan

Management of all devolved budgets

Quality improvement:

Lead role in analysing school performance against the 3 HGIOS categories

Lead for QI’s 1.3, 2.2 and 3.2

Lead for NIF drivers School Improvement and School Leadership

Pupil Welfare:

High profile engagement with all groups of learners and staff

Working with parents and partners:

Parent Council, Cluster Schools, Angus Council People Directorate, Elected Members

Engagement with committees/working-groups:

TNCG, Staff Voice, Regional Improvement Collaborative, Quality Improvement Group
DEPUTE HEAD TEACHER - ALISON CORMACK

Strategic leadership:   

Lead role in improving approaches to learning, teaching and assessment

Coordination of approaches to support inclusion and equity

Responsibility for developing Health & Wellbeing for all as a cross-cutting theme

Lead role for raising and recognising wider achievement

Responsibility for supporting the PEF Team

Management and administration:  

Cluster schools: pastoral transition

Teacher Regent

Quality improvement:

Lead for QI’s 2.1, 2.3 and 3.1

Lead for NIF driver Teacher Professionalism

Pupil Welfare:

S1-2 (Dun, Farnell, Menmuir)

Curricular links:

Health Improvement

Additional Support Needs

Pupil Care & Support

Working with parents and partners:

LAT, Social Work, Panbride, EPS, CLD, ASN Parent Forum, Challenging Learning

Engagement with committees/working-groups:

Recognising Achievement Group, the Brechin Standard, Pupil Voice

 

DEPUTE HEAD TEACHER  - ALISON CORMACK 

Strategic leadership:   

Lead role in improving approaches to learning, teaching and assessment

Coordination of approaches to support inclusion and equity

Responsibility for developing Health & Wellbeing for all as a cross-cutting theme

Lead role for raising and recognising wider achievement

Responsibility for supporting the PEF Team

Management and administration:  

Cluster schools: pastoral transition

Teacher Regent

Quality improvement:

Lead for QI’s 2.1, 2.3 and 3.1

Lead for NIF driver Teacher Professionalism

Pupil Welfare:

S1-2 (Dun, Farnell, Menmuir)

Curricular links:

Health Improvement

Additional Support Needs

Pupil Care & Support

Working with parents and partners:

LAT, Social Work, Panbride, EPS, CLD, ASN Parent Forum, Challenging Learning

Engagement with committees/working-groups:

Recognising Achievement Group, the Brechin Standard, Pupil Voice

 

DEPUTE HEAD TEACHER  - ALLY MILLS

Strategic leadership:   

Lead role in establishing appropriate learning pathways and curricular transitions

Responsibility for developing Literacy as cross-cutting theme

Responsibility for developing digital learning

Management and administration:  

Timetable

Tracking, monitoring and reporting

School calendar

Enrolments

Cluster schools: curricular transition/progression

Quality improvement:

Lead for QI’s 1.1 and 3.3

Lead for NIF driver Performance Information

Pupil Welfare:

S5-6 (Dun, Farnell, Menmuir)

Curricular links:

Expressive Arts

Language & Communication

Social Subjects

Acting PT Raising Achievement

Working with parents and partners:

Dundee & Angus College

Engagement with committees/working-groups:

Tracking & Monitoring Group

 

DEPUTE HEAD TEACHER  - Diane Morton

Strategic leadership:   

Lead role in producing and implementing a long-term strategy for engaging parents in young people’s learning

Coordination of the Developing the Young Workforce programme

Responsibility for developing Numeracy as cross-cutting theme

Management and administration:  

SQA Coordinator

DYW

Cluster schools: DYW/Parental Engagement

Quality improvement:

Lead for QI’s 2.5, 3.3

Lead for NIF driver Parental Engagement

Pupil Welfare:

S3-4 (Dun, Farnell, Menmuir)

Curricular links:

Mathematics

Business, Computing Studies and Technical Education

Sciences

PT Raising Achievement

Working with parents and partners:

Local businesses and employers

Engagement with committees/working-groups:

Parental Engagement Strategy Group, Parent Ambassadors

 

SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGER – Lorna Hutton

Strategic leadership:  

Leadership of technical, janitorial and administrative staff

Leadership of support arrangements to ensure smooth running of the school

Responsibility for MIS system development to support the effective work of the school

Liaison with DHT to establish a strategic approach to use of ICT to support learning

Ensuring application of health and safety requirements   

Management and administration:

MIS:

Responsibility for SEEMIS, SEED and Angus Council returns

Arrangements for Oracle, staffing and budget returns

Health & Safety

Prize giving

Support for school effectiveness:

Facilities/ building management including repairs

Monitoring of school budgets

Liaison with DHT to ensure cover for staff absence

Provision of administrative support for SQA requirements

Management of programme of school photographs

Administrative support for parents’ evenings

Health and Safety:

Implementation of Health and Safety policy

Arrangements for first-aid provision

Responsibility for risk assessment and health and safety process to support school trips, excursions and events

Responsibility for allocation of school accommodation and all lets

Overseeing of arrangements for school emergencies and evacuation procedures

Quality Improvement:

Working with partners:

Engagement with committees/working-groups:

 

 

 


Faith

Friendliness,

Achievement,

Inclusion,

Trust and Respect,

Honesty