Head Teacher, Kinnoull Primary School, Perth (PKC03676)
- Full Time
Head Teacher (PKC03676)
Kinnoull Primary School, Perth
About the Role
Can you make a difference to the future lives of the children and young people in Perth & Kinross? Do you have aspirations to be one of our next leaders in education? We have an opportunity you will not want to miss as Head Teacher of Kinnoull Primary School.
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.
You will be a highly motivated, enthustiastic individual who is willing to be brave, explore your own professional development and apply new learning.
About the School
The school has been in the present building since 1876. Prior to this date the school was located nearby in what is now a dental surgery adjacent to the Isle of Skye Hotel.
The school was built on the site of the old Witch Hill quarry from where much of the stone for local houses was extracted during the 19th century. A track now shown on maps as “School Brae”, which runs beside the south-eastern boundary of the school was originally called Witch Hill Brae. An old local legend says that long ago women who were suspected of being witches were rolled down the hill into the River Tay. (“Brae” is an old Scottish word for hill and is probably a legacy of our Viking invasions).
At Kinnoull Primary we strive to create a positive atmosphere where everyone feels valued and supported so that each child in our care is happy and able to achieve his/her potential - academically, physically, socially and emotionally.
Pupils experience the full range of the curriculum in a conducive, environment, situated close to the river Tay on the outskirts of Perth. The school plays an active part in the community and is well supported by it.
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 Children's Services 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 promotes the Professional Update approach to ensure 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.
Perth and Kinross provides a thorough induction programme for new Headteachers which will enable them to:
• be confident in their professional and corporate role and so have the freedom to focus on what is right for children and how to achieve it;
• demonstrate professional courage; a willingness to learn more about a diverse range of topics, in different ways and with different networks of people;
• focus on what is right and necessary to deliver their role effectively and have the knowledge and evidence to make the right decisions in the right way.
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 to ensure there is always an exciting annual events calendar here. The City of Perth is bidding for 2021 City of Culture status.
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 is 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.
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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.
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