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Stromness Academy Stromness Orkney, KW16 3JS
£55,638 - £64,428 per year
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35 hours per week


Stromness Academy

Principal Teacher of Chemistry

35 hours per week (1 FTE)

We are looking for a committed and dynamic individual who will enjoy the challenge of maintaining and further developing our successful Chemistry Department. You will be a skilled and enthusiastic educator, fully committed to the learning and teaching approaches of Curriculum for Excellence and to inspiring and motivating pupils.

As Principal Teacher, you will work with your colleagues to create and deliver your own Department Improvement Plan. In addition, you will be part of the wider leadership team of the school, taking a lead role in delivering our School Improvement Plan. Commitment to collegiate working, self-evaluation, professional development, and maximising opportunities for all pupils is essential.

Stromness Academy is a six-year secondary school on a well-appointed campus in Orkney, which is frequently voted the best place in the UK to bring up children. Our catchment area covers the town of Stromness and the West Mainland, a dispersed population with over two thirds of our pupils being bussed into school. The small size of our school (approximately 350 on roll), and our classes, means we know our pupils well and are able to be flexible to meet their needs. We are committed to providing a positive and purposeful environment where all our pupils achieve, as set out in our school vision. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to become part of a forward-looking school and a rich and vibrant community.

Further information about the school and our activities can be found on our website and our Facebook page.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Paul Barber, Head Teacher, telephone: 01856 850660 or email 

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

You must be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

Salary will be based on Point 2 of the Principal Teacher scale of the SNCT Salary Tables plus a Distant Islands Allowance, as at 1 January 2024. We offer a generous relocation package.

Closing Date: Sunday 25 August 2024

Please note that interview and relocation expenses will be paid for this post, in accordance with Council Policy.

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