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Blairgowrie High School, Beeches Road, Blairgowrie, PH10 6PW
£28,113 - £42,336 per year
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Term Time Full Time
35 hours per week

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Job Description

Teacher of Home Economics - PKC08851
£28,113 - £42,336
Blairgowrie High School

Blairgowrie High School covers the Eastern Perthshire area. We sit approximately 13 miles from Dundee to the east and 13 miles from Perth to the south.  We are also close to Glenshee ski resort and the Cateran trail. Leisure pursuits to suit all tastes abound! 

Our current roll is just over 800 pupils and predicted to grow for the next few years.  We offer a variety of curriculum pathways for young people and have extensive support structures in place for our young people when they need support. If you are an enthusiastic, motivated professional with strong organisational and leadership skills and who strives to secure the best outcomes for young people then this may be the opportunity for you.

Our HE department currently offers BGE Cookery and Fashion and Textiles and, in S3-S6, national qualifications or National progression awards in the areas of Fashion and Textile Technology, Practical Cookery, Childcare, Health and Food technology; Cake Craft; and Life After School (including Food Hygiene REHIS Certificate).  Currently the department comprises 3 members of staff but with a growing school roll, this high attaining department that puts learners at the heart of everything they do, is likely to take further opportunities for curriculum expansion and growth in future years.  Although relatively small in size, the Department has a big impact on our young people.  

The Individual

The successful candidate will have the appropriate qualifications and registration.  

The successful post-holder should have a thorough knowledge of pedagogies that engage learners.

The successful candidate will take account of the needs of all learners in their classrooms and ensure inclusive practice that leads to positive outcomes for learners..

High aspirations for learners, good communication skills with parents/carers and respectful relationships are key to the department's success and the successful applicant will be skilled in positive behaviour management techniques including restorative approaches, in order to be able to contribute positively to the ethos of the school.  

If you have innovative approach to engaging young people and instilling a love of home economics then this may be the job for you.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Eleanor Rutherford, Depute Head Teacher on 01250 871200.

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.

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