Head Teacher, Oakbank Primary School, Perth (PKC02477)Vacancy posted: Friday, 7 October 2016
Salary: £54,681 - £54,681
Location: Perth and Kinross
Closing date: 30 October 2016
Job ref. no.: PKC02477
Head Teacher (PKC02477)
£54,681 (subject to job-sizing)
Oakbank Primary School, Perth
About the Role
Are you still learning? Perth & Kinross Council seeks leaders who value fresh ideas.
Perth & Kinross Council is looking for someone who is willing to be brave, explore their own professional development and apply new learning. Are you an enthusiastic and confident person, an experienced teacher, ready to take the next step? Apply, and you could take on the exciting opportunity that exists at Oakbank Primary School as Headteacher of this delightful school, which currently has 391 pupils.
As Headteacher you will have responsibility for the development and delivery of continued high quality learning and teaching which meets the needs of all pupils. You will also be expected to lead quality assurance measures to plan, develop and monitor the continuous improvement of the school and implement local and national objectives.
About the School
The school currently has a roll of 391 accommodated in 14 primary classes with a nursery and additional support needs provision. The purpose built nursery can accommodate 48 places (am), 48 places (pm) as well as offering strong start places for children aged 2. Oakbank Primary School is a brand new, state of the art building which opened in June 2015.
We promote a positive and inclusive ethos where we encourage all our children to develop their talents and skills in order to reach their full potential in all aspects of learning. Our school vision taken from, 'Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow' surrounds; Ambition, Community, Opportunity, Respect and Nurture. We are proud of our welcoming and successful learning community.
We have strong working partnerships with our parents and we are proud of the part we play within our local community. We are located next to our associated high school, Perth High School, allowing a wide range of opportunities for cross-campus working.
Further information can be found on the following web-sites:
Living in Perth and Kinross
Perth and Kinross encompasses some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland, while still being accessible and well serviced with local facilities. Perth, Scotland's newest city, is the area's hub, providing culture, shopping, leisure and nightlife.
In the surrounding area, there's world class fishing, walking routes ranging from marked forest trails to lofty treks in the mountains, great cycling routes both on and off road, numerous adventure sports facilities and an unsurpassed range of golf courses to satisfy all abilities, including 2014 Ryder Cup host Gleneagles.
Perth and Kinross receives a consistently high ranking in quality of life surveys. The area is renowned for its thriving cultural scene, which includes venues such as the fantastic Perth Concert Hall (Scotland's newest) and Pitlochry Festival Theatre. The area boasts one of Scotland's, and the UK's, strongest events portfolios. Major sporting event such as the Johnnie Walker Golf Championships, Blair Castle International Horse Trials and the Etape Caledonia sit alongside high profile cultural events like Rewind and the world famous T in the Park to ensure there is always an exciting annual events calendar here.
The area has one of the fastest growing school age populations in Scotland with 100 new primary places needed per annum. Another brand new secondary school is being built in Perth to complement the existing four, and more than 25% of all school children in the area are educated at one of six state-of-the-art community campuses. These beautifully designed campuses offer a superb new learning environment, as well as high quality community facilities such as libraries, sports hall, dance and drama studios and conference space.
The area's property market is very diverse, offering a mix of old and new and ,increasingly, a combination of the two as seen in imaginative conversions of old mills, steadings, churches and farm buildings, all of which can be found in and around popular towns and villages such as Blairgowrie, Crieff, Kinross, Scone, Auchterarder and Pitlochry. In outlying areas there's an abundance of one-off properties, many with land. At the other end of the scale, the City of Perth offers urban die-hards everything from quaint stone built cottages to impressive period mansions, listed conversions, townhouses, modern apartments and executive developments.
For further information, contact Sharon Johnston, Head of Education – Early Years and Primary on 01738 477447 or Bernadette Scott, Quality Improvement Officer on 01738 476332.
Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475000 to discuss.
Should you be invited to attend interview, you will be asked to provide 2 references, one of which must be your current or most recent employer. Therefore, when completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details for two referees. If you are already employed as a teacher with Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide 1 reference, which must be from your current head teacher.
As Perth & Kinross Council operates an open reference policy, the onus will be on you to provide us with your references.
Please note, as your references are required for the start of the interview process, it is important you approach your referees and ask them to complete and submit them by e-mail to email@example.com PRIOR to the date of your interview. The job profile and reference template are attached to this advert for you to forward to your referees. You will not have access to them after the post has closed.
Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.
As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.
Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
About Perth and Kinross Council
Perth & Kinross Council recognises the importance of having the right people at the right time with the right skills, abilities and attitudes to fulfil our aim of delivering excellent services to the communities we serve.
To help us achieve this, the Council aims to attract and retain employees who are committed to delivering excellent public services and making us a dynamic and innovative Council.
We employ a wide range of people from IT experts to social workers, not to mention accountants, designers, librarians, PR people, gardeners, drivers, planners, cooks, curators, HR professionals, classroom assistants, solicitors, environmental health officers, dog wardens, administrators...
We are committed to staff development and there are a number of career paths available. We operate an Employee Review & Development Scheme which ensures staff are aware how their efforts help the Council achieve its objectives and identify how they can develop and progress their careers to ensure we continue to provide effective services to the community.
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