Teachers invited to attend leadership recruitment event

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Published: Monday, 13th March 2017

We are holding an event on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March at the Transport Interchange in Galashiels for teachers who are considering the next step in their leadership journey.

We have a number of headteacher and depute headteacher opportunities at both primary and secondary level and we’re keen to hear from dedicated and enthusiastic professionals looking to be part of a dynamic and forward thinking department.

Leadership Recruitment event session

  • Friday session will run from 2-4pm
  • Saturday session will run from 10am-2pm

Candidates will have the chance to speak in depth to existing heads and senior managers to find out more about what it is like to be a leader within SBC and the strategic plan that is in place to support all learners.

Leadership experience within the Scottish Borders

Headteacher Carolyn Didcock relocated to the Scottish Borders last year to take up a post at Philiphaugh Community School in Selkirk.

“My experience of living and working here has been positive. I’ve been warmly welcomed both by the children and families in the two schools I lead and also by staff and headteacher colleagues. With Scottish Borders Council being a smaller authority, colleagues are always available to offer a strong network of support and collaborative working is embraced.”

Donna Manson,  Service Director Children and Young People

“This is a Council which is deeply committed to ensuring that all children and young people in the Scottish Borders are given the best possible opportunities in life in terms of academic achievement, vocational experience and social and emotional development.

“What we are looking for is dedicated professionals who are ambitious for the future, not only for their own career development but also for the children and young people of the Borders. This is an exciting time for education in our region and I would encourage anyone who would like to be part of our vision to come along and talk to us about the range of opportunities that we have available.”

Find out more about education in the Scottish Borders

Current vacancies in our Education team

The following opportunities are currently available:

Depute Headteacher

  • St Ronan’s and Walkerburn Primary Schools, Tweeddale
  • Trinity Primary School, Hawick
  • St Boswells and Newtown St Boswells Primary Schools


  • Ayton and Reston Primary School, Berwickshire
  • Burnfoot Community School, Hawick
  • Langlee Primary School, Galashiels
  • Parkside and Howdenburn Primary Schools, Jedburgh
  • Leader Valley Primary School, Earlston (Additional Support Needs Provision)
  • Hawick High School (see the pupils' recruitment video)
  • Selkirk High School