Kirkcudbright Academy was founded in 1582 and is housed in a range of historic and modern buildings adjacent to a community swimming pool and squash court. The grounds consist of pleasant lawns and woodland on the Dee estuary close to conservation area and artists' colony. Kirkcudbright itself is a fishing town on the Solway coast and is a popular destination for tourists. It is close to Dumfries, which is on the main arterial route to ferry ports for Northern Ireland.
Pupils are able to benefit from extra-curricular clubs and associations such as theatre productions, Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, Eco Schools Group and debating. Sporting activities on offer include football, basketball, netball, rugby, swimming, gymnastics and show-jumping. Students also take part in community outreach projects from Secondary 1, and charity fundraising is particularly important to those pupils in Secondary 6.
Dumfries and Galloway’s approach to education looks to combine the traditional values, ethos and atmosphere of this unique corner of Scotland with fresh 21st Century thinking. We are seeking to appoint creative teachers with vision and a passion for learning. This post represents an excellent opportunity to be innovative in developing our culture of sharing and learning.
Closing date: 17/09/2018
Kirkcudbright Academy,St Mary's Wynd, Kirkcudbright