Teacher of Mathematics

Annan AcademyDumfries and Galloway

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Teacher Mathematics (3) (1.0fte Permanent)

Annan Academy

Salary: £32,994 - £41,412

Annan Academy is a 6 year comprehensive Secondary school situated in the town of Annan within the region of Dumfries & Galloway in the south west of Scotland. It has a role of approximately 850 pupils. Annan has eleven cluster primary schools which are: Carrutherstown, Cummertrees, Eastriggs, Elmvale, Gretna, Hecklegirth, Newington, Springfield and St Columbus, Kirkpatrick Fleming and Brydekirk.

Visitors to the Academy will notice that while most of the school buildings are modern, there is a part which dates back further. The old building incorporating the bell-tower dates back over a century to 1895. This is a constant reminder of the school’s history and its origins. Recent refurbishment has created an enhanced learning environment for staff and pupils. A leading example of this is the new Performing Arts building situated towards the rear of the school.

At Annan Academy we have a hardworking, dedicated and passionate staff who deliver the curriculum in an innovative and engaging manner. In order for this to be achieved pupils at Annan Academy are expected to give their best in all facets of their education. The school has a uniform policy which all pupils must adhere to; shirt, tie, black trousers/skirt/dress, black footwear.

As a school we offer a vibrant extra-curricular programme to all pupils providing them with the necessary skills to be successful in their chosen career path. Highlights of this include a number of educationally relevant excursions, the opportunity to be involved in a variety of sporting teams and the production of junior and senior shows. We look forward to involving community partners, parents and pupils, both past and present in the achievements and successes of our young people.

Our Council’s vision is to make Dumfries and Galloway the best place in Scotland to live, learn, work, visit and grow. Our Education and Learning Directorate 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.

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Applications are welcome from current probationers pending attaining Full Registration with the GTCS in July 2021.

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.

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 queries please contact the Susan Speight (Acting) Headteacher, Annan Academy via email: gw08speightsusan@ea.dumgal.sch.uk

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