- Location: Breadalbane Academy, Breadalbane Community Campus, Crieff Road, Aberfeldy, PH15 2FJ
- Salary: £20,023.00 - £22,183.00 per year
- Contract Type: Permanent
- Position Type: Term Time Full Time
- Hours: 36 hours per week
Gaelic Early Childhood Practitioner - PKC06829
£20,023 - £22,183 (Term-time only)
Breadalbane Academy, Nursery Department, Aberfeldy
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and driven member of staff to join our Gaelic Nursery department.
You must be a fluent Gaelic speaker.
We are seeking a highly motivated professional to join our Nursery department and contribute to maintaining the school's high standards at department and whole school level.
About the School
Breadalbane Academy, located in the scenic town of Aberfeldy, towered over by the Highland Perthshire mountains, has one of the most spectacular school settings in the UK. Its location makes it an ideal gateway to the ScottishHighlands, despite being just over 30 minutes commute from the City of Perth. Perth in turn has excellent motorway and rail links to Edinburgh and Glasgow, which can each be accessed in about one hour.
The Academy has a long and distinguished history, dating back to the 19th Century, which is complemented by our current high levels of attainment and achievement. We are an all-through school, catering for pupils from age 2 to 18, with a very wide catchment, from the stunning wilderness of Rannoch moor in the west to the bustling towns of Dunkeld and Pitlochry in the east.
In our most recent HMIE inspection the school was grading 'very good' in three out of five categories and 'good' in the remaining two. The school was particularly praised for its positive ethos underpinned by excellent staff-pupil relationships. These attributes were again picked up by a recent Nursery inspection (February 2017), which praised our nurturing environment and quality of leadership.
Our state of the art Community Campus opened in December 2010 and provides an exceptional learning and working environment for pupils and staff, making ours one of the best equipped schools in Scotland.
Our facility boasts a 25m swimming pool, an all-weather astroturf playing surface, a recording studio, a dance studio, and excellent ICT resources, which have recently been boosted by a considerable investment in hardware and software.
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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 Child Social Care 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 is piloting the new Professional Update approach to 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
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 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 as 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.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, professional, flexible and hard working Gaelic speaker to join our Nursery team.
If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact John Devine, Head Teacher, on 01887 822300.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.
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