Class Teacher - Specialist Provision

Tulloch Primary SchoolPerth and Kinross

Job Description

Class Teacher, Specialist Provision (Fixed Term for up to 12 months) - PKC06946

£27,498 - £41,412

Tulloch Primary School, Perth

We have an exciting opportunity for a teacher to join our small team within our intensive support provision.

We are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic teacher of pupils with a range of additional support needs (ASN).

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children with ASN of primary age, either within a mainstream or specialised setting.

An ability to show patience, understanding and a willingness to adapt to the needs of individual children is essential. 

Knowledge of conditions of ASD and ADHD along with a good understanding of global developmental delay is essential.

Experience of supporting children who display distressed and at times challenging behaviour in a calm consistent and restorative manner is also essential.

A knowledge or experience of using Makaton and/or other forms of supporting communication is preferred but not essential.

About the School

Tulloch Primary School is situated in the Tulloch area of north west Perth. The school was established in 1969 and in February 2018 we moved from our original school building to our modern, newly built school. In our wonderful new school we continue to pride ourselves in being a welcoming, successful place where we work together. Our school motto is ‘Courage and Compassion’ and we continually strive to ensure that our children have the confidence to face new challenges. Tulloch Primary School has a large team of staff who are nurturing and committed to the success of our children. The current school roll is 390 made up of 14 classes and our Intensive Support Provision. Our Nursery has the capacity to provide early learning and childcare for a maximum of 56 children aged three- five and 10 children aged 2.

Further information can be found on the following websites:

About Working for Perth & Kinross Council

Perth & Kinross Council’s schools consistently perform above the national average for pupil attainment and receive positive inspection reports. The Council has invested heavily in new school buildings and facilities in recent years. Our schools work together innovatively to embrace new technology, for example with the Perth City Campus initiative.

The Council’s Education and Children's Services departments are jointly managed at Director level and we have long advocated early intervention and support in children’s earliest years to improve long-term outcomes. The Council is also committed to ensuring positive outcomes for school leavers, with investment in Modern Apprenticeships and our innovative Careers Academy, increased opportunities for work experience and paid internships.

The Council is fully committed to investing in its staff, providing inductions, ongoing training and support with a view to retaining talented staff through succession planning. Perth & Kinross Council promotes the Professional Update approach to ensure continuous professional development for teachers. We encourage staff to widen their horizons and make connections across the organisation, supporting their own and the Council’s development.

The Individual

For further information on this post, please contact Kerstine Speight, Head Teacher, on 01738 472323.

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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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.

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