Depute Head Teacher, Invergowrie Primary School (PKC02356)

Perth and Kinross Council
£44,223 per year
03 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Depute Head Teacher (PKC02536)
£44,223 (subject to job-sizing)
Invergowrie Primary School

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic professional to join our staff team at this exciting time as Depute Head Teacher. You will be committed to school improvement, promoting high quality learning and teaching, and raising achievement and attainment for all learners. Applications are invited from practitioners who have the vision and energy to sustain and ensure continued development and progress within our school.

As Depute Headteacher you will support the Headteacher in the development and delivery of continued high quality learning and teaching which meets the needs of all pupils.

In addition to the general matters described in the job descriptions and carried out together with the HT, it is hoped the successful candidate will have responsibilities in the following areas, but these are open to negotiation to make best use of the combined skills of SMT:

Staff induction
Students and probationers
Developing pupil voice

About the School

Invergowrie Primary School is a state of the art, new build school serving the communities of Invergowrie, Kingoodie and some surrounding estates. Our school has a current role of 198 pupils and 20/30 children in the nursery.  The school benefits from a range of 21st century facilities including a sports hall, an external multi-use games area, a dance and drama room, excellent out door facilities and sophisticated aids to learning and teaching in all classes.
We have an active and enthusiastic Parent Council who work co-operatively with the school to progress school developments.

Further information can be found on the following websites:


About Working for Perth & Kinross Council

Perth & Kinross Council’s schools consistently perform above the national average for pupil attainment and receive positive inspection reports. The Council has invested heavily in new school buildings and facilities in recent years. Our schools work together innovatively to embrace new technology, for example with the Perth City Campus initiative.

The Council’s Education and Child Social Care departments are jointly managed at Director level and we have long advocated early intervention and support in children’s earliest years to improve long-term outcomes. The Council is also committed to ensuring positive outcomes for school leavers, with investment in Modern Apprenticeships and our innovative Careers Academy, increased opportunities for work experience and paid internships.

The Council is fully committed to investing in its staff, providing inductions, ongoing training and support with a view to retaining talented staff through succession planning. Perth & Kinross Council is piloting the new Professional Update approach to continuous professional development for teachers. We encourage staff to widen their horizons and make connections across the organisation, supporting their own and the Council’s development.


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.

The Individual

Further information

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 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.

For further information, please contact the Headteacher at the school on 01738 454251.

See also:
Invergowrie PS - DHT - Job Profile.doc