Principal Teacher - Guidance (FIF05248)

Expiring today

Fife Council
£42,225 per year Pro Rata
15 Sep 2016
28 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Working Pattern: 35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Contract Duration: Temporary until 3 November 2017

Interview Date: Week commencing 3 October 2016

The successful candidate will be one of three Principal Teachers of Guidance responsible for planning and delivering appropriate pastoral care and support for a group of pupils within a ‘House’. The pupil caseload will be around 200 pupils, covering all years S1 – S6.  In conjunction with the two other Heads of House, they will be responsible for planning, developing and delivering the school’s Personal and Social Education Programme in line with Curriculum for Excellence and National Priorities.

They will be an active member of the Extended Leadership Team (ELT), and the post will incorporate some whole school responsibilities.  The responsibilities will relate principally to care and welfare, vocational guidance, supporting behaviour and quality improvement. They will work within the terms of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act and implementation of appropriate Fife Council policies/guidelines such as Child Protection, Support for Learning, Anti-Bullying, Equal Opportunities, Education/Industry and others as they arise.  The postholder will have approximately 0.50 FTE teaching commitment.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


Before confirming appointment, you will be required to be registered with the General Teaching Council (GTCS) and obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.


The Principal Teacher shall be accountable to the Headteacher and Education and Children’s Services and for the following list of duties and for such other duties as can reasonably be attached to the post.  In carrying out these duties the Principal Teacher will be responsible for:

• To model and promote the shared values of the Education and Children’s Services Directorate of Compassion, Ambition, Respect and Equity in all engagements with customers, colleagues and those you work in partnership with.
• To contribute to the collective leadership and management of integrated children’s services at local level.
• To ensure the effective implementation of key local and national policy.
• Responsibility for the wellbeing of pupils in years S1 through to S6, requiring effective monitoring to ‘Get it Right’ using the SHANARRI wellbeing indicators.
• Working with pupils, teaching staff and parents in terms of performance and achievement.
• Providing relevant curricular and pastoral advice where appropriate (e.g. in relation to P7/S1 transfer, course choices at S2, S3, S4 and S5, and regarding progression to the world of work and Further and Higher Education).
• Managing (in conjunction with SfL staff as appropriate) the collation of additional progress reports, PLPs, ISPs, CSPs, Health Plans and AFPs as appropriate.
• Managing and preparation of progress reports as appropriate.
• 16+ Opportunities for All Co-ordinator and Careers Education (in conjunction with PTC Business / Enterprise / World of Work and Skills Development Scotland).
• Guidance link for one associated Primary School.
• Monitoring of attendance through registration and liaise with relevant parties so that effective intervention can be put in place.
• To support the development of extra-curricular activities and aspects of the wider life of the school.

The Individual

Fife Council is looking to recruit a talented and committed Principal Teacher who is willing to apply new learning with enthusiasm.  They should be confident and able to demonstrate they are an experienced and innovative practitioner who will take on a lead role in curricular development and assist in the leadership of aspects of school life.  They should have a sound and detailed knowledge and understanding of the relevant aspects of the Curriculum for Excellence 3-18 as well as possessing good leadership skills to deliver on improvement priorities and be able to demonstrate they have a commitment to the vision, values and core priorities in the development of education, teaching and learning which meets the needs of all pupils.

In Fife Council how we work matters, and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

• Take ownership,
• Focus on customers,
• Work together,
• Embrace technology & information,
• Deliver results.

Please Contact: Scott Paberzs 01592 583476

See also:
RS71 Principal Teacher.docx
RR82 TandCs March 2015.pdf
Education & Children's Services Directorate Information.pdf