Teacher of Primary - Skeld Primary School

Shetland Islands Council
07 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

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Skeld Primary School is a non-denominational school located in Skeld. It provides nursery to P7 education for children from Skeld, Reawick, Culswick and Sand. The structure of the school is 1 nursery and 1 composite primary class. There are currently a total 14 pupils on the roll. The school is managed by a teaching Head Teacher. The current staffing complement is 1 full-time teacher and 1 part-time teacher assisted by support staff as required to meet school demands. The current Head Teacher is Mrs Helen Perry.

Subject to the policies of the school and the education service the duties of teachers, promoted and unpromoted are to perform such tasks as the Head Teacher shall direct, having reasonable regard to overall teacher workload related to the following categories.

  •  Teaching assigned classes together with associated preparation and correction.
  •  Developing the school curriculum.
  •  Assessing, recording and reporting on the work of pupils.
  •  Preparing pupils for examinations and assisting with their administration.
  •  Providing advice and guidance to pupils on issues related to their education.
  •  Promoting and safeguarding the health, welfare and safety of pupils.
  •  Working in partnership with parents, support staff and other professionals.
  •  Undertaking appropriate and agreed continuing professional development.
  •  Participating in issues related to school planning, raising achievement and individual review.
  •  Contributing towards good order and the wider needs of the school.

This post combines the Head Teacher's non-teaching cover, one nursery teaching session and the ASN teacher allocation

Working pattern will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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Additional Information
  • The grade of this post is TCHR
  • Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.2146 per hour
  • Permanent Term Time Part Time post for 20.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year plus 8 weeks (pro rata) paid holiday to be taken during school holidays
  • Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made
  • You must be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS)
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland
  • Class information:  P1 to P7 composite class of 14 children
  • You must hold an appropriate teaching qualification
  • Head Teacher admin cover for 11.67 hours per week
  • ASN teacher and Nursery teacher hours combined 8.83 hours per week
  • Not suitable for Job Share
  • Not suitable for Remote Working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Skeld Primary School, Westerskeld, Skeld

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Helen Perry, Head Teacher - 01595 807480 or email helen.perry@shetland.gov.uk

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

See also:
Employee Benefits June 2017.pdf