Sanquhar Academy is located in the Upper Nithsdale area of Dumfries and Galloway, serving Sanquhar and the neighbouring villages of Kirkconnnel, Kelloholm and Wanlockhead. Sanquhar is within easy reach of large parts of Dumfries and Galloway, Ayrshire and Lanarkshire.
Sanquhar Academy enjoys strong support from its parents and excellent links with the wider community. We are dedicated to continuously improving the quality of our learning, teaching and support in order to ensure that all of our young people strive to achieve their goals and aspirations. We also seek to further develop in our learners the skills, qualities and attributes that enable them to be valuable members of their community.
The successful candidate will join a committed and effective faculty team and will have the opportunity to develop and deliver courses throughout the Broad, General Education and the Senior Phase up to and including Advanced Higher level. You will be committed to excellence and be able to provide high quality learning and teaching as well as demonstrating commitment to the wellbeing of pupils and their educational, social and personal development.
Applications are welcome from candidates with a background in History, Geography and Modern Studies or any combination of these subjects.
Applicants for teaching posts must be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, Clerwood House, 96 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UT in the appropriate sector.
A significant relocation package of up to £5,000 is available to the successful candidate. Please see the attached Relocation Policy document for further information.
This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. From 28 February 2011, preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.
Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.
For further information please contact:
Steve Duffy (Head Teacher) on 01659 50208
Closing date: 27/05/2018