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Dumfries AcademyAcademy Street, DG1 1DD
£38,655 - £48,516 per year
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35 hours per week


Teacher Music (7/06868) (1FTE)

Dumfries Academy

Unpromoted Teacher Scale £38,655 - £48,516


Dumfries Academy is a six year comprehensive school (roll 600) situated within Dumfries town centre, with a mainly urban catchment, but drawing from a large geographical area including a number from rural areas. The school has three distinct learning environments which afford it the privilege of traditionally large classrooms, coupled with modern and innovative teaching spaces carefully designed as a part of the school’s extensive programme of refurbishment and redecoration. In short, it is an attractive, welcoming and vibrant centre for learning and achievement.


Our school’s aims, values and vision are focused firmly on the premise that our learners will be afforded the best possible opportunity to learn effectively, in a stimulating and engaging environment, within a culture of mutual respect to maximise their potential and realise their own personal ambitions. Within our vision statement, which was devised in consultation with our staff and pupils, we focus on the four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence which underpin all aspects of learning in our school.


We have strong cluster partnerships with our six associated primary schools and there is a real commitment to developing coherent, planned transitions for learners. In addition to pupils from our cluster, our S1 is made up of pupils from up to 13 other schools, who have chosen to attend Dumfries Academy – because of awareness of its effective provision in relation to support for those with additional needs and confidence that our senior phase curriculum model affords young people the opportunity to build an extensive portfolio of achievement and attainment.


We are seeking an extremely dedicated, diligent, creative and skilled professional to join our team. We invite applications from those who are committed to providing the best possible learning experiences and personal support for our young people. The successful applicant should have demonstrated a clear commitment to professional learning, self-evaluation and continuous improvement. We would welcome applications from qualified candidates, with Music being the subject within the candidates’ teaching qualifications.

Interviews will be held on Friday 28 June 2024.

This post forms part of Dumfries Learning Town schools and/or The Bridge to deliver courses as part of the BGE and /or senior phase curriculum as appropriate to meet the needs of our learners.



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:

Joanne Dillon, Headteacher on tel. 01387 274350 or email:

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