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Head Teacher - New Struan School

The closing date to apply for this role has now passed. Please refer to our current vacancies page for more opportunities at Scottish Autism.



We are looking to appoint a Head Teacher within New Struan School who can continue to deliver on our ambition to ensure that New Struan is recognised as a centre of excellence and a key contributor in the delivery of the national strategy: The Right Help at the Right time in the right place. Through our Values Charter, curriculum approach and positive ethos we strive to provide the structured and supportive environment which enables each and every one of our pupils to reach their full potential.

The Head Teacher will work collegiately with the Residences Manager to ensure effective collaborative working across the staff teams which underpins the delivery of the 24 hour curriculum. They will also be a key link with local authorities and an ambassador for New Struan and Scottish Autism on a national level. We have a diverse population at New Struan School and whatever a young person’s social or sensory needs, we provide a flexible and highly personalised approach. Young autistic people can be successful learners, at New Struan School we strive to provide the structured and supportive environment to enable our young people to flourish.

If you have leadership experience in the area of complex additional needs and are looking for a fresh challenge we are keen to hear from you. Although it is not mandatory in the independent sector to hold the Into Headship Qualification, it is desirable.


Download our candidate brief to find out more about the role.

Download Candidate Brief

To find out more about Scottish Autism, download our Strategic Plan Summary.

Download Strategic Plan Summary

How to Apply for this Role

Interested candidates should provide a tailored CV and covering letter to

Your covering letter should demonstrate your motivation and passion to work for Scottish Autism as well as giving an overview of your most relevant skills and experience for the role.

You can contact Jade Love on 01259 728325 if you would like an informal discussion about the role which can be arranged with the current Head Teacher, Lucy Chetty.

Recruitment Timeline

  • Wednesday 30th September: Closing date

  • Tuesday 6th October: 1st stage competency based Interview with Director of Autism Services, Director of People and Culture, Board Member and Education Consultant

  • Date to be arranged: 2nd stage meet and greet with some pupils which will include a group activity.

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