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Wallace Hall Academy Primary SchoolManse Road, DG3 5DS
£32,217 - £48,516 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week


Teacher Additional Support for Learning 1.0FTE (Temporary)

Wallace Hall Academy

Unpromoted Teacher scale - £32,217 – £48,516


We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated teachers to help shape education provision in Dumfries and Galloway. Our commitment to teachers is evident by the provision of high quality professional learning for all. We are looking to attract and appoint a highly skilled Teacher of Additional Support for Learning at Wallace Hall Academy.


Wallace Hall is a rural school in Thornhill, which is situated 13 miles north of Dumfries. The secondary school roll is just under 530, the primary roll is around 170 and the roll in our ELC is currently just under 40 pupils. In January 2010 we moved into our new school building which has excellent facilities. The school is now run as a 2-18 establishment with one Head Teacher.


Our school motto is Together we grow, learn and achieve. All stakeholders were consulted on the values of the school. Our vision is to provide a safe, happy environment where all learners can enjoy the school experience and can be challenged and encouraged to meet their full academic and vocational potential. We believe that 21st Century learners should develop the skills of communication, compassion, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, composure, citizenship and curiosity.


We enjoy a close partnership with our five cluster primaries. However, approximately 25% of our school roll comes from outwith our catchment area. Our strong academic reputation and continued development of a more inclusive and flexible curriculum are seen as major strengths of the school and appeal to many parents and pupils.


Our school is dynamic and vibrant with a commitment to the development of both pupils and staff and the creation of a positive learning community. We presently have 60 teaching staff and 35 support staff, and have built strong links with a wide variety of partner agencies including the Parent Council, CAMPLE LINE and the local Queensberry Estate. Our pupils and families are supported by a dedicated and professional team including a highly skilled support staff who play an integral part in enhancing our positive ethos and culture of achievement.


We are an innovative school which recognises its strengths and continues to build capability in almost all areas but we are also fully committed to developing new ideas and challenges to ensure that the improvement agenda is always to the fore.


This post is temporary for up to 5 months.


This post may be suitable for secondment. Agreement from your line manager must be sought before applying for this post.



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Applicants for teaching posts must be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), Clerwood House, 96 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UT in the appropriate sector.


This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. From 28 February 2011, preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.


Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.


Required Information


As part of the recruitment and selection process we ask that you provide ONE completed reference alongside your application form and will be read in conjunction with your application form.


Please note that it is your responsibility to gather a reference and forward the completed document to the relevant contact within the School. The reference should be submitted prior to the closing date. The reference for this vacancy should be emailed to:



National Pay and Leave Calculation


Please refer to important information in the attached briefing note or to Part 2: Appendix 2.19, Pay and Leave Specification.



For further information please contact:

Karen Grant, PA to the Headteacher on tel. 01848332120 or email:

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