Wallace Hall is a rural school in Thornhill, which is situated 13 miles north of Dumfries. The secondary school roll is just under 550, the primary roll is 185 and the roll in our ELC is currently 50 pupils. In January 2010 we moved into our new school building which has excellent facilities. The school is now run as a 2-18 establishment with one Head Teacher.
Our school motto is Together we grow, learn and achieve. All stakeholders were consulted on the values of the school. Our vision is to provide a safe, happy environment where all learners can enjoy the school experience and can be challenged and encouraged to meet their full potential. We believe that 21st Century learners should develop the skills of communication, compassion, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, composure, citizenship and curiosity.
We enjoy a close partnership with our five cluster primaries. However, approximately 25% of our school roll comes from outwith our catchment area. Our strong academic reputation and continued development of a more inclusive and flexible curriculum are seen as major strengths of the school and appeal to many parents and pupils.
Our school is dynamic and vibrant with a commitment to the development of both pupils and staff and the creation of a positive learning community. We presently have 65 teaching staff and 35 support staff, and have built strong links with a wide variety of partner agencies including the Parent Council and the local Queensberry Estate. Our pupils and families are supported by a dedicated and professional team including a highly skilled support staff who play an integral part in enhancing our positive ethos and culture of achievement.
We are an innovative school which recognises its strengths and continues to build capability in almost all areas but we are also fully committed to developing new ideas and challenges to ensure that the improvement agenda is always to the fore.
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 a period of up to 12 months to cover maternity leave.
Closing date: 19/01/2018
Wallace Hall Academy & Primary School