Principal Teacher of Modern Languages (French & Spanish) - Lochside Academy

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

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for".

Location: Lochside Academy

Location: Full Time, Permanent

*Please note the post will be subject to job sizing*

Candidates will be required to give a presentation as part of the interview

Lochside Academy will open on Thursday 23rd August 2018 and will bring together both Kincorth Academy and Torry Academy. The new state of the art £46.9 million school will provide an environment fit for the 21st Century, giving pupils, staff and the wider community the opportunity to enjoy learning and teaching in a modern, flexible space, built to deliver Curriculum for Excellence.

The new Lochside Associated School Group (ASG) will consist of Abbotswell School, Charleston School, Kirkhill School, Loirston School, Tullos School and Walker Road School.

Further details can be found at or on Twitter and Facebook @Lochsideaca

An attractive relocation package is available to the successful candidate if they are required to relocate their primary residence to fulfil this role. Relocation must be within a reasonable commuting distance to the workplace. Currently, the scheme offers a max of £8,000 (inc VAT) paid on a reimbursement basis.

Job Purpose:

To contribute to the management of the school/service and the delivery of quality education through the appropriate involvement of pupils, staff, parents, other agencies and the community. This will be done in accordance with the Authority's strategic plan, the school/service improvement plan, national priorities, local improvement objectives, in accordance with current legislation and within national and local agreements


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Appropriate teaching qualification

Full GTC (Scotland) registration in the appropriate subject/sector, or be eligible for such registration

PVG scheme membership - Working with Children


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Ability to provide strategic direction and guidance to colleagues.

Ability to lead curriculum development and quality assurance.

Ability to teach the full curriculum in the relevant subject (or, in a multi-departmental faculty, at least one subject area) or sector, and to develop the curriculum.

Ability to prioritise the work in the assigned areas of responsibility.

Organisational skills.

Ability to manage and organise classes through planning and preparing for teaching and learning.

Ability to assess, record and report on the work of pupils' progress to inform a range of teaching and learning approaches.

Ability to prepare pupils for examinations and qualifications.

Ability to contribute towards good order and the wider needs of the school.

Ability to contribute to the school and council planning and improvement processes.

Ability to maintain and develop knowledge and skills and contribute to the professional development of colleagues including probationary and student teachers.

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details

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