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  • Ref no: PKC06518
  • Published: 29/5/2020
  • Closes: 14/6/2020
  • Location: St John's Academy, North Inch Community Campus, Gowans Terrace, Perth, PH1 5BF
  • Salary: £48,897.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Term Time Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

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Job Description

Principal Teacher of Guidance - PKC06518
St. John's RC Academy, North Inch Community Campus, Perth

St John’s RC Academy is looking to recruit a Support for Pupils (Guidance) Principal Teacher within the secondary of our all-through school.  As the successful candidate you will work within an extended team to deliver universal and targeted support for our young people and their families, enabling them to excel within school, achieve their best and transition to positive destinations. 

Set at the top of Perth’s North Inch and overlooking the River Tay, St John's RC Academy is at the heart of the North Inch Community Campus.  Our 2-18 all-through school provides education for over one thousand children and young people from nursery to S6.  The campus is a hub of opportunities for the local community, utilising state of the art sports and cultural facilities, offering a wide range of services for all ages.

St John’s RC Academy’s success is built on respectful relationships, strong partnership working, a culture of self-evaluation for improvement and effective leadership at all levels.  The school offers a wide range of excellent learning experiences for children and young people and achievement is significantly improving across the school year-on-year.

As a Catholic school, the school’s vision and values are rooted in the Gospel.  St John’s RC Academy is also a Fairtrade School, an Eco-School and the first all-through school in the UK to achieve UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Gold Award.

The Individual

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who can work within a large team.

You should have experience of planning and delivering engaging and stimulating learning experiences which meet the needs of all learners. 

As the successful candidate, you will be an able teacher, with a track record of forming and developing excellent relationships and collaborative working practices. 

You will have excellent communication skills and have experience of positively engaging learners, families, colleagues and school partners. 

You will be committed to promoting our school values of fairness, achievement, respect and love through being an outstanding role model for others.   

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Lora Burgess, Depute Head Teacher on 01738 454300 or

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 note the successful applicant will be required to attain the necessary paperwork from to obtain RC approval from the Catholic Church Authorities.

As this is a promoted teaching post, the possession of a Catholic Teaching Certificate (CTC) is an expectation.

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.

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.

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