Annan Academy is a thriving and inclusive school which serves our local community, the school has a roll of 850 pupils. Our values are Care, Effort and Resilience and these values underpin everything we do. In our recent inspection report, it was commented that our leadership of change is ‘Good’, evidenced by an ongoing cultural change which is bringing about a much greater shared purpose. The report also commended the school’s Rights based work as well as the ambitious, transparent and inclusive improvement journey the school is engaged in which is bringing about a more distributed approach to leadership.
Annan Academy is a school where we aspire for all to be active, challenged and engaged in their learning. We have a committed team of professionals who provide a high standard of education in a friendly, relaxed, supportive and inclusive atmosphere.
We are currently seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic class teacher who displays a passion for learning.
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!
A significant relocation package of up to £5000 may be available to the successful candidate (Permanent positions only). Please see attached guidance for further information.
Applications are welcome from current probationers pending attaining Full Registration with the GTCS in July 2019.
Applicants for teaching posts must be fully registered in appropriate sector with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, Clerwood House, 96 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UT.
These posts are 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.
Closing date: 15/11/2019
Annan Academy, St John's Road, Annan