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  • Ref no: PKC05935
  • Published: 20/9/19
  • Closes: 20/10/19
  • Location: Inchture Primary School, Inchture, PH14 9RN
  • Salary: £51,249.00
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Term Time Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

Acting Depute Head Teacher (Fixed Term for up to 12 months)
£51,249 (subject to job-sizing)
Inchture Primary School

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic professional to join our staff team at this exciting time as Depute Head Teacher. You will be committed to school improvement, promoting high quality learning and teaching, and raising achievement and attainment for all learners. Applications are invited from practitioners who have the vision and energy to sustain and ensure continued development and progress within our school.

As Depute Headteacher you will support the Headteacher in the development and delivery of continued high quality learning and teaching which meets the needs of all pupils.

This post would covering maternity leave and may suit a principal teacher looking to expand skills within leadership.

About the school

Inchture primary has 9 primary classes and a nursery class which includes 2 year olds in our strong start two facility. We benefit from a refurbishment and extension 6 years ago. Outdoors we have the use of a multi use games area, outdoor classroom and extensive natural environments.

Inchture primary is close to both Perth and Dundee, being just off the A90 approximately 15 minutes drive from Perth and 10 minutes drive from Dundee. We are part of the Perth High School Local Management group and enjoy good collegiate working with staff from schools within this.

For further information on this post, please contact the Headteacher, Mrs Jane Savage on 01738 454466.

About Working for Perth & Kinross Council

Perth & Kinross Council’s schools consistently perform above the national average for pupil attainment and receive positive inspection reports. The Council has invested heavily in new school buildings and facilities in recent years. Our schools work together innovatively to embrace new technology, for example with the Perth City Campus initiative.

The Council’s Education and Children's Services departments are jointly managed at Director level and we have long advocated early intervention and support in children’s earliest years to improve long-term outcomes. The Council is also committed to ensuring positive outcomes for school leavers, with investment in Modern Apprenticeships and our innovative Careers Academy, increased opportunities for work experience and paid internships.

The Council is fully committed to investing in its staff, providing inductions, ongoing training and support with a view to retaining talented staff through succession planning. Perth & Kinross Council promotes the Professional Update approach to ensure continuous professional development for teachers. We encourage staff to widen their horizons and make connections across the organisation, supporting their own and the Council’s development.

Living in Perth and Kinross, Fife, Dundee or Angus

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Perth and Kinross encompasses some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland, while still being accessible and well serviced with local facilities. Perth, Scotland’s newest city, is the area’s hub, providing culture, shopping, leisure and nightlife.

In the surrounding area, there's world class fishing, walking routes ranging from marked forest trails to lofty treks in the mountains, great cycling routes both on and off road, numerous adventure sports facilities and an unsurpassed range of golf courses to satisfy all abilities, including 2014 Ryder Cup host Gleneagles.

Perth and Kinross receives a consistently high ranking in quality of life surveys. The area is renowned for its thriving cultural scene, which includes venues such as the fantastic Perth Concert Hall (Scotland's newest) and Pitlochry Festival Theatre. The area boasts one of Scotland's, and the UK's, strongest events portfolios. Major sporting event such as the Johnnie Walker Golf Championships, Blair Castle International Horse Trials and the Etape Caledonia sit alongside high profile cultural events like Rewind to ensure there is always an exciting annual events calendar here. The City of Perth is bidding for 2021 City of Culture status.

The area has one of the fastest growing school age populations in Scotland with 100 new primary places needed per annum. Another brand new secondary school is being built in Perth to complement the existing four, and more than 25% of all school children in the area are educated at one of six state-of-the-art community campuses. These beautifully designed campuses offer a superb new learning environment, as well as high quality community facilities such as libraries, sports hall, dance and drama studios and conference space.

The area’s property market is very diverse, offering a mix of old and new and increasingly, a combination of the two is seen in imaginative conversions of old mills, steadings, churches and farm buildings, all of which can be found in and around popular towns and villages such as Blairgowrie, Crieff, Kinross, Scone, Auchterarder and Pitlochry. In outlying areas there's an abundance of one-off properties, many with land. At the other end of the scale, the City of Perth offers urban die-hards everything from quaint stone built cottages to impressive period mansions, listed conversions, townhouses, modern apartments and executive developments.

The Individual

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475000 to discuss. 

Should you be invited to attend interview, you will be asked to provide 2 references, one of which must be your current or most recent employer. Therefore, when completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details for two referees. If you are already employed as a teacher with Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide 1 reference, which must be from your current head teacher. 

As Perth & Kinross Council operates an open reference policy, the onus will be on you to provide us with your references. 

Please note, as your references are required for the start of the interview process, it is important you approach your referees and ask them to complete and submit them by e-mail to recruitment@pkc.gov.uk PRIOR to the date of your interview. The job profile and reference template are attached to this advert for you to forward to your referees. You will not have access to them after the post has closed.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.  

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland here.

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