Stranraer Academy, a recently refurbished and modernised six-year comprehensive, non-denominational school, serves the area of Wigtownshire called the Rhins and is one of fifteen secondary schools in Dumfries and Galloway. The current school roll is 976. There are 12 associated primary schools with pupils coming from small rural communities to large urban areas. The school benefits from an active and well-established Parent Council who are supportive of the school and work collaboratively to ensure the school is an integral part of its community. The current senior management structure consists of a Headteacher, two substantive Depute Headteachers and a School Support Manager. Stranraer Academy has an extensive campus and underwent a major refurbishment in 2010. The school has generous playing fields and sports facilities.
Stranraer Academy is situated in the town of Stranraer which lies on the shore of Loch Ryan. It is the second largest town in Dumfries and Galloway, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The population, including the surrounding area, is nearly 13,000. Stranraer is an administrative centre for the Wigtownshire area. The main industries in the area are the ferry port, with associated industries, tourism and agriculture. A wide variety of occupations, including services such as health, are widely available. It is an area with good facilities and strong communities committed to their schools.
Good housing is affordable, and the area is easy to reach by car from Dumfries (1h 30 mins), Glasgow (2h). There are convenient road and rail links.
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. Our authority has been recognised as having a clear focus on building staff skills to improve learning and teaching, raise attainment and develop strong leadership at all levels.
As a Teacher of Biology who fulfils the essential criteria in the person specification you would have a key role in sustaining the developing 3-18 curriculum.
Applicants for teaching posts must be registered in the relevant sector with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, Clerwood House, 96 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UT.
This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. 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.
This is a temporary post for a period of up to 1 year to cover a maternity leave.
This post may be suitable for secondment. Agreement from your line manager must be sought before applying for this post.
Closing date: 22/11/2019
Stranraer Academy, McMasters Road, Stranraer