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2 High Street Perth, PH1 5PH
£31,584 - £47,565 per year
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Term Time Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Peripatetic Outreach Teachers 4FTE - PKC10292
£31,584 - £47,565
Based at 2 High Street, Perth

As Outreach Teacher you will provide support within primary schools on a peripatetic basis, to enhance learning for children in mainstream class settings, who have a range of complex needs that impact on their ability to access the curriculum.  These may include: Communication, Social, Emotional or Behavioural needs, Autism or who have experienced trauma.  The role covers the five areas of identification and assessment, planning and support, consultation, training and building capacity and partnership working. 

The successful post holders will work alongside school staff and other partner agencies to provide a specialist teaching input to children who require a differentiated curriculum.

The children supported may, for a variety of reasons have missed out on learning experiences which promote development of skills and readiness to learn.  The range of needs will include the requirement for specific evidence-based approaches that support teaching and learning.

The planned interventions will be agreed at the start of the piece of work and can be adjusted in response to review of needs.  They will involve at least one of the following:

  • Advice and consultation around the meeting of needs.
  • Contribution to identification, assessment and planning, in partnership with families and partners.
  • Small group and one to one teaching, sometimes in collaboration with class teachers and other support staff.
  • Use of intervention materials to meet agreed targets.
  • Support colleagues to build capacity to support children with additional support needs in the classroom.


You must:

  • Have a diploma / degree in Primary Education/ Secondary Education with experience in the Primary sector
  • Have or be eligible for, full GTC Scotland registration
  • Have experience of planning and using active learning, differentiated and child-centred approaches
  • Have had experience of working with children and young people with a range of additional support needs
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of relevant current curriculum and assessment issues and developments
  • Be able to use ICT in relation to learning and teaching.
  • Be able to apply/develop a variety of teaching strategies, adapted to the needs and interests of pupils with additional support needs
  • Have knowledge and experience of the application of positive behaviour management strategies.
  • Be able to provide feedback to pupils and their parents on issues related to making progress and realising potential.
  • Have a full Driving Licence and access to own transport to meet the peripatetic nature of the post.

Ideally you will:

  • Have experience in writing Individualised Educational Programmes.
  • Have undertaken CPD opportunities relevant to the post.
  • Be CALM trained (de-escalation) or willing to undertake CALM (de-escalation) training.
  • Be nurture trained.

The Individual

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Karen Dixon, Early Years Inclusion Coordinator, at

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details for two referees, including email addresses.  One should be your current or most recent employer.  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.

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 475555 to discuss.

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.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

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. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

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What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.   

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