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Head of Education & Children's Services (Primary Schools and Improveme

Glenrothes, Fife
Job Type
9 Sep 2020
Job Description
Informal Interview Date: 7th October 2020

Formal Interview Date: 2nd November 2020

Fife is one of the largest Education and Children's Services Directorates in Scotland supporting over 50,000 children and young people. Our goal is to create a collaborative service for all children across Fife, with a clear focus on the complete needs of every child, raising educational attainment and reducing educational inequality. This means we need an innovative educational leader with the capability to deliver improvements in performance against a background of reducing resources.

The collective purpose of the Education and Children's Services Directorate has been Improving Life Chances for All which describes the future that we are striving to achieve for children, young people, families and communities.

Our Vision for 2020 is that:
  • Children are happier and more secure
  • Children have better levels of achievement
  • Outcomes for children and young people are fairer
  • Children are healthier and more active
  • Young people are equipped for better life chances
  • Local communities are empowered and supported
Managing a budget of approximately £100 million the emphasis is on delivering improvement in educational attainment and achievement for all.

The role encompasses strategic oversight for all children and young people in Fife during the Broad General Education phase of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE).

Other elements of the portfolio include:
  • Quality Improvement
  • BGE Strategic Development
  • Professional Learning & Leadership Development
  • Child Poverty
  • Closing the Gap
  • Raising Attainment
The Individual
You will have a proven record as a strategic thinker and change leader. You will be completely committed to improving the education experience, improving outcomes and attainment, and closing the gap in primary schools. Fife needs an individual capable of working closely with and inspiring colleagues, partners and elected members to deliver our vision.

Educated to degree level, you will also have a comprehensive knowledge of the wider policy context facing local government in your area of expertise and be able to influence this agenda at local and national level.

Before confirming your appointment to the post, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.

All employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. Our 'How We Work Matters' behaviour framework contains more information.

For an informal discussion, please contact Carrie Lindsay, Executive Director of Education & Children's Services. Email , telephone number , Extension 480218...... click apply for full job details
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  • Job Reference: 172679954-2
  • Date Posted: 9 September 2020
  • Recruiter: MyJobScotland
  • Location: Glenrothes, Fife
  • Salary: £99,718
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent