Kirkcudbright Academy is situated within the Stewartry area to the west of Dumfries and has a school roll of approximately 400 pupils. We are an inclusive school which strives to provide the best quality of education for life, with the needs of pupils at the centre of all we do.
Kirkcudbright is a school where all are active, challenged and engaged in their learning, with a committed team of professionals who provide a high standard of education in a friendly, relaxed, supportive and inclusive atmosphere.
We are seeking to appoint a full time temporary Additional Support for Learning Teacher, starting as soon as possible for 1 year.
Our Council’s vision is to make Dumfries and Galloway the best place in Scotland to live, learn, work, visit and grow. Our Education Service contributes to this vision because it is as unique as the area itself. We are proud of our rich mix of schools – large and small, urban and rural, partnership and all-through. Our purpose is clear and simple – to increase achievement, attainment and participation for all young people 2-18 by maximising the opportunity for our staff to develop and innovate through collaborative working.
We believe in developing the autonomy of schools, Headteachers and their staff to facilitate the highest quality learning and teaching. We continue to use our resources in innovative ways to ensure we build on our investment in staff and their practice and this is reflected in continued improvements to attainment, achievement and participation.
We are committed to our teachers, evidenced by the provision of high quality professional learning opportunities for all.
Dumfries and Galloway provides opportunities to enjoy a rich and diverse quality of life for singles, couples and families in this magical corner of Scotland; the experiences on offer are as varied as the stunning landscape. From outdoor pursuits to nationally recognised arts festivals, there are activities and opportunities for all. Furthermore, good quality travel links bring major centres of population within easy reach.
If you are considering a teaching career in Dumfries and Galloway, and in joining a Council that is ambitious and forward thinking, we want to hear from you!
Applicants are welcome from current probationers pending attaining Full Registration with the GTCS in July 2019.
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.
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.
This is a temporary post for up to 1 year.
This post may be suitable for secondment. Agreement from your line manager must be sought before applying for this post.
Closing date: 15/11/2019
Kirkcudbright Academy, St Mary's Wynd, Kirkcudbright