Pupil Support Teacher 0.6FTE, Blairgowrie High School - PKC11616

Perth and Kinross Council

Pupil Support Teacher 0.6FTE, Blairgowrie High School - PKC11616

£40,001 - £50,000

Perth and Kinross Council, Blairgowrie and Rattray, Perth and Kinross

  • Part time
  • Temporary

Posted 4 weeks ago, 22 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: 11-08-2024 (In 19 days)

job Ref: PKC11616

Full Job Description

Job Description

Pupil Support Teacher 0.6FTE (Fixed Term until 10 August 2025) - PKC11616
£32,217 - £48,516 (pro-rata)
Blairgowrie High School

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Pupil Support Teacher to join our Support for Learning department on a fixed term basis until August 2025.  Although this post is initially 0.6FTE, there may be an opportunity for this to be increased to 0.8FTE on a short term basis until November 2024.

Whilst the majority of your time will be spent supporting pupils in subject classes, there is an expectation that on occasion, and depending on the needs of the service, you may be required to teach in our Intensive Support Provision.  The ISP supports pupils with severe and complex needs.

The successful candidate will have the appropriate qualifications, registration and relevant experience to undertake the 5 roles of a Pupil Support Teacher, namely:

1. Identification & Assessment 

Early identification of pupils. Assessments, screening & dissemination/feedback to parents/carers/staff/multi agency colleagues including participation in CYPP meetings and internal House team meetings

2. Planning learning and teaching

Including co operative teaching with class teachers and effective direction of Pupil Support Assistants in class assisting.  

Planning and delivering specialised/focused programmes and sometimes bespoke curriculum to meet the needs of all young people is integral to the role.

At times PS teachers teach alongside class teachers in the classroom or Pupil Support Assistants. Clear aims should be set out beforehand and subsequently reviewed.  This helps provide direct support to and monitoring the progress of all pupils in class; developing classroom strategies with the subject teacher and assisting in recording and assessment.

3. Consultancy/Consultation

Consultancy can take place in many forms: from simply giving advice to working collaboratively with individuals or departments.  Effective learning and teaching strategies may be discussed and developed and suitable resources identified and made available.

4. Partnership With Specialist Services

Colleagues in schools/educational services and multiagency colleagues e.g.  NHS, social work and voluntary agencies.

5. Contributing to Professional Developments

    •Sharing of insight, experience and resources.
    •Presentation of in-service sessions; twighlight.
    •Offering guidance on accessible resources/ materials, curriculum, equipment and approaches.
    •Sharing effective strategies, disseminating information from courses attended.
    •Disseminating information to staff  on P & K procedures, legislation and guidelines.

Requirements

About the School

Blairgowrie High School is the sole secondary school for East Perthshire, and covers a wide catchment area of beautiful landscapes.  For leisure time, the area offers many wonderful opportunities for outdoor pursuits and pastimes but is close enough to Perth and Dundee if it is city pursuits you are after.  To the West we extend almost to Dunkeld; to the North our area stretches up Glenshee past the Spittal, to the border with Aberdeenshire Council; to the East our area extends to the Angus border and finally to the South-East, Tullybaccart – the highest point on the road between Coupar Angus and Dundee – is our boundary with Dundee Council.

Our associated Primary Schools are Alyth, Burrelton, Coupar Angus, Glendelvine, Kettins, Kirkmichael, Meigle, Newhill, Rattray and St Stephen’s.

The Individual

The successful post-holder should have a thorough knowledge of how to address barriers to learning that may exist for a young person, and, importantly, know how to address and overcome these barriers.

We are looking for an individual who has excellent communication skills, is a strong team player, and who has a calm and nurturing solution focussed approach when working with young people.

If you would like any further information regarding this post, please contact Mrs Laura Lamond on .

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details for two referees, including email addresses.  One should be your current or most recent employer.  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.

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 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post.  This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance.  You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

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. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists.  Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer.  In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours.  Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

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What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.