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  • Ref no: SOA04937
  • Published: 22/11/19
  • Closes: 8/12/19
  • Location: Girvan Academy, The Avenue, Girvan, Ayrshire, KA26 9DW
  • Salary: £49,293.00
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: 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

What is the role?

The role of Principal Teacher of Pupil Support within Girvan Academy covers all aspects of Pupil Support within the school.  This includes supporting young people in mainstream classes and within our Supported Learning Centre. The Supported Learning Centre in Girvan Academy is a local authority provision for South Ayrshire Council, providing additional support for young people who have a range of additional support needs.

This fantastic opportunity is open to both primary or secondary qualified teachers with significant experience supporting children with additional support needs.  As Principal Teacher you will have leadership and management responsibility for a team of teachers and school assistants supporting young people within the Supported Learning Centre and within mainstream classes.   A key part of this role will be to liaise with a range of external agencies such as social work, educational psychologists, and outreach teams to develop appropriate curriculum pathways for all of our young people.

Please click on the option to download additional information on this vacancy to access the Job Description and HT Report. The completed HT Report should be returned directly to the school. (Please note if you are unable to obtain your HT Report at the time of applying, it can follow.  You require to submit a separate HT Report for each post you are applying for detailing the SOA reference number).

Extra information:

The Grade of this post is PT4 and the annual salary is £49,293.


This post is considered to be Regulated Work with children as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) (PVG) Act 2007. Accordingly the preferred candidate will be required to become a member of the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if already a Scheme member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made. If you wish further information on the PVG Scheme you can visit the Disclosure Scotland website at

Please note you may be required to meet the PVG Costs.

Closing date for applications is 8 December 2019.

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