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Ref no:
PKC08960
Published:
28/6/2022
Closes:
30/6/2022
Location:
Various Locations in Perth & Kinross Council Area, PH1 5GD
Salary:
£28,113 - £42,336 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Term Time Full Time
Hours:
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Teachers Of Gaelic / Gàidhlig 2FTE - PKC08960
£28,113 - £42,336
Breadalbane Academy, Aberfeldy and Perth Academy

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and driven members of staff to join our Modern Languages departments as Gaelic teachers.

You will be a fluent Gaelic speaker, have effective oral and written skills in Gaelic and English.

You will be enthusiastic and innovative in your thinking, work well as part of a team and have a positive outlook and desire to promote Gaelic language and culture.

You should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of current curriculum developments and have a creative approach to learning and teaching.

For further information about these posts, please contact Donald MacLeod, Quality Improvement Officer on 01738 476221 or at DonaldMacLeod@pkc.gov.uk

About Breadalbane Academy

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 Scottish Highlands, 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, reflected in our 2018 placing within the Sunday Times top performing 50 state schools in Scotland.   We are an all-through school, catering for pupils aged 2 to 18, with a wide catchment stretching from the stunning wilderness of Rannoch Moor in the west to the bustling towns of Dunkeld and Pitlochry in the east.

The school has a Gaelic Medium provision in the primary which extended into secondary in session 2018/19.

In our most recent HMIE inspection the school was graded '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.  The school was visited by a local authority team in May/June 2018 which also resulted in a very positive report which can be seen on the school website.

As well as excellent academic attainment, Breadalbane Academy also prides itself on the quality of its wider curriculum which stresses the development of the whole child.  This has recently been recognised in a range of ways: the school was one of three finalists in the Scottish Education Awards STEM category in 2018 and in the Learner Pathways category in 2020.  Additionally, our work in developing employability skills has been used to exemplify good practice on the national Education Scotland website; and our sector-leading outdoor learning programme is to be featured on the BBC’s "Adventure Show".

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 astroturf playing surface, a recording studio, a dance studio, and excellent ICT resources.

We are seeking a highly motivated professional to join our successful Modern Languages department and contribute to maintaining the school's high standards at department and whole school level.

Further information can be found on the following websites:

Breadalbane Academy Website

Breadalbane Academy Twitter @BreadalbaneAcad

For further information about the post at Breadalbane Academy, please contact John Devine, Head Teacher, on 01887 822300 or at breadalbane@pkc.gov.uk

About Perth Academy

Perth Academy is Perth and Kinross Council’s oldest school and is a thriving, successful secondary school. 

The school has a very positive, supportive ethos, which encourages and enables young people to exceed their own expectations.  We aim to be a caring community that provides inspiring learning and we celebrate success.

Further information can be found on the following websites:

Perth Academy Website

Perth Academy Twitter @perthacademy

For further information about the post at Perth Academy, please contact Eleanor Paul, Head Teacher, on 01738 458000 or at perthacademy@pkc.gov.uk

The Individual

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.

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