Dollar Academy is seeking to recruit a permanent, full-time, enthusiastic and suitably qualified Support for Learning teacher to begin in August 2020.
This post offers the opportunity to join a well-established department which provides support to learners of all ages and stages of this prestigious 5 – 18 HMC school of 1200 pupils. Dollar Academy is set in a stunning campus location, located in the town of Dollar in central Scotland, about 40 minutes north of Edinburgh. The Support for Learning Department aims to develop and support a pupil's learning wherever a need is encountered or any barrier to learning is identified, be it temporary or longer term, in order to equip pupils with skills and strategies which will help them to succeed independently and with confidence, in their current and future learning environments. Support is offered both in the subject area class and in one of the three dedicated classrooms located in the senior, junior and prep areas of the school. Experience of supporting pupils with a variety of learning needs is desirable and candidates should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of how pupils learn, removing barriers to their learning, and offer appropriate strategies for supporting learning and teaching, as well as employing a collegiate approach to meeting the needs of pupils, participation in parents’ evenings and pupil planning meetings.
The academic standard throughout the school is high. We believe that we have retained what is best from traditional approaches, while incorporating the most effective modern strategies and key principles from the Curriculum for Excellence. Individual, class and group teaching methods are used throughout the school. The Support for Learning Department ensures continuity of support for pupils as they progress through their career at the Academy.
The Academy has a rich co-curricular programme in which all members of staff are expected to participate.
The salary for the post will be in accordance with the Scottish scales with the Dollar enhancement of 10% in addition. Candidates should either be registered with the GTC Scotland, or eligible for registration.
Letters of application, accompanied by the completed application form (available on the school website www.dollaracademy.org.uk) should be sent to The Rector, Dollar Academy, Dollar FK14 7DU (or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org) by Thursday 6th February 2020. Interviews will take place on Friday 21st February 2020.
All teaching appointments are subject to receipt of a satisfactory PVG membership certificate from Disclosure Scotland.