Head Teacher, North Muirton Primary School, Perth (PKC04265)

14 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Head Teacher (PKC04265)
£57,300 (subject to job-sizing)
North Muirton Primary School, Perth

About the Role

Are you an inspirational educational professional with excellent leadership skills? Do you have a vision and passion to shape learning?

Situated to the north of Scotland's newest city - Perth, this post offers an exciting opportunity to develop the learning and support the aspirations of our children.

As well as having nursery and primary classes, the school has a nurture group and two specialist provisions to support children with complex needs or who require an alternative approach. You will be ready for the challenge and rewards of leading our school with energy, skills and passion to ensure all children reach their potential.

In joining Perth & Kinross Council, we will encourage you to be dynamic, bringing fresh ideas and apply new learning whilst providing a comprehensive Headteacher induction programme and supporting your professional development and growth.

In return, 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.

Hear what the school and its community are looking for in their Headteacher.

Hear what our existing Headteachers say about working and living in Perth & Kinross.

About the School

North Muirton Primary School serves the area of North Muirton. It was built in 1977 and is a semi-open plan school. The current school roll is 285. There is a Nursery within the school which has a capacity to provide early learning and childcare for a maximum of 55 children aged 2 to those not yet attending primary school. The school also hs two specialist provision classes and a Nurture class.

The school is ambitious and inclusive and approaches its work under the motto of 'Learn, respect, enjoy and achieve together'. they are guided by the values of being welcoming, nurturing, supportive and restorative. This is done with a vision to ensure that pupils enjoy learning, realise their full potential and have fulfilling learning experiences.

For more information and to find out what we have been doing recently, visit the school website

Find out more about what Perth & Kinross Council has to offer as well as what it's like to work and live here in the attached document.


About Working for Perth & Kinross Council

Our 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.

We are fully committed to investing in its staff, providing inductions, ongoing training and support with a view to retaining talented staff through succession planning, why not visit our ECS Learning Hub to find out more. Perth & Kinross Council promotes the Professional Update approach to ensure continuous professional development for teachers. We encourage our staff to widen their horizons and make connections across the organisation, supporting your own and the Council's development.

A thorough induction programme for new Headteachers enables you to:
  • be confident in your professional and corporate role, so you 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.

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 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.


Living in Perth and Kinross

Looking for a change of scenery? 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 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.

Living in Perth & Kinross


The Individual

For further information, contact Sharon Johnston, Head of Education (Early Years and Primary) on 01738 477447 or Gillian Doogan, Quality Improvement Officer on 01738 476360.

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.

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.

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/80971173

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