Principal Teacher (School Improvement) Support for Pupils and Learning, Breadalbane Academy (PKC02771)Vacancy posted: Friday, 13 January 2017
Salary: £43,845 - £43,845
Closing date: 29 January 2017
Job ref. no.: PKC02771
Principal Teacher (School Improvement) Support for Pupils and Learning (PKC02771)
£43,845 (subject to job-sizing)
Breadalbane Academy All-through school, Aberfeldy
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and driven member of staff to join our all-through school. We would welcome applications from experienced teachers willing to work as part of a dynamic and committed integrated Support for Pupils department. Working with PT Support for Pupils (Guidance) you will manage a team of Support for Learning teachers and Pupil Support Assistants. It also likely that you will be responsible for a guidance caseload.
The Principal Teacher - Support for Pupils and Learning will have responsibility for the development and delivery of high quality learning and teaching experiences planned to meet the needs of all pupils. You will liaise with local primary schools regarding pupil transitions. Where appropriate, you will work with our Primary DHT on all-through school support for learning strategy. Previous experience of working in Support for Learning or Guidance would be desirable. Knowledge of current ASN legislation and best practice would be an advantage.
About the School
Breadalbane Academy is a combined Nursery, Primary and Secondary and caters for pupils from 3-18 years. The Secondary department is the Six-Year Secondary School for the whole of the Highland District of Perthshire. It receives S5 pupils from Pitlochry High School and pupils from an area bounded by Killin in the West, Dunkeld in the East Amulree in the South and Kinloch Rannoch in the North-West.
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