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Various Locations in Perth & Kinross Council Area, PH1 5GD
£47,013 per year
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Position Type:
Term Time Full Time
35 hours per week

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Job Description

Principal Teacher - Inclusion Outreach Support - PKC07910
Various Locations in the Perth & Kinross Council Area

In this role you will provide management of the Inclusion Outreach Teachers and co-ordination of allocation of support to schools, development of opportunities for CLPL, support to Head Teachers and quality assurance for the team.


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Main Accountabilities as Principal Teacher

  • provide line management to Inclusion Outreach Teachers.
  • to support recruitment and CLPL for the team.
  • lead self-evaluation and quality assurance of Inclusion Outreach Teachers support for children and schools.
  • co-ordinate Inclusion Outreach Teachers allocation based on need across Primary schools.
  • work in collaboration with schools and families to ensure the needs of children are met through effective use of Inclusion Outreach Teachers.
  • provide advice, support and guidance to schools in relation to ASN.
  • lead developments and provide advice to schools and the Inclusion Service in relation to care experienced children, including those educated in other Local authorities.
  • deliver training and development opportunities, with a focus on relationships/trauma informed practice/nurturing approaches.
  • deliver training and development opportunities, with a focus on ASN.
  • provide advice, support and guidance to parents of children with ASN and enhance parental engagement opportunities.

Additional Responsibilities

  • undertake appropriate and agreed continuing professional development.
  • Work in partnership with agencies, to deliver development opportunities, and increase awareness of interventions or resources to support the delivery of inclusive practice in Perth & Kinross through collaboration with Inclusion Service colleagues.
  • work with the Educational Psychology Team to co-ordinate training as required.

The Individual

You must:

  • Have a diploma/degree in Primary Education.
  • Have full GTC Scotland registration.
  • Have proven experience as an effective classroom practitioner.
  • Be experienced in supporting children impacted by trauma.
  • Have the ability to lead and manage change and improvement effectively.
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of relevant current curriculum and assessment issues and developments including a Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) and Assessment is for Learning (AIFL) and their bearing on classroom practice.
  • Have knowledge and experience of the application of positive behaviour management.
  • Have had experience of working with children with a range of additional support needs.
  • Be able to apply a variety of teaching strategies adapted to the needs and interests of the pupil.
  • Have experience in working with a range of external agencies.
  • Have experience of working closely with parents / carers.
  • Have experience of the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the classroom and for management.
  • Have an understanding of national and local priorities.

Ideally you will:

  • Have a Post Graduate Qualification in Additional Support Needs.
  • Be experienced in supporting children impacted by trauma.
  • Have experience of co-ordinating and managing a team.
  • Have experience of working with headteachers/managers to improve attainment.
  • Have training and experience in Child Protection.
  • Be CALM theory trained or willing to undertake CALM theory training.
  • Be aware of trauma informed practice.

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.

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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. 

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