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  • Ref no: PKC06202
  • Published: 31/1/2020
  • Closes: 16/2/2020
  • Location: North Muirton Primary School, Uist Place, Perth, PH1 3BY
  • Salary: £63,150.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Term Time Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

Head Teacher - PKC06202
£63,150
North Muirton Primary School, Perth (Leading to Establishing a New School in 2022)

North Muirton PS, Head Teacher Application Pack

We have a fantastic opportunity for a strong, creative, innovative leader as Head Teacher of our brand new school, opening in August 2022, within North Muirton, Perth.

You will initially lead North Muirton Primary School as Head Teacher, as you establish, develop and build relationships across the communities of both North Muirton and Balhousie Primary Schools.  The new school will incorporate the catchment area of both schools and you will be instrumental in working with them to develop the culture, vision and values of the new school.  You will play a key role in setting and leading the strategic direction for change required to establish one successful learning community.   

Can you make a difference to the future lives of the children and young people in Perth & Kinross?

Do you have aspirations to be one of our next leaders in education?

If so, come and work with us in ‘Improving Lives Together’.

The selection process will consist of a range of assessment activities to determine suitability for the post.

About North Muirton Primary School

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About the School

North Muirton Primary School prides itself on being a friendly, nurturing and successful place of learning where everyone works together. The school offers a wide range of experiences for all pupils. The school currently has 9 mainstream classes, an early learning and childcare setting, a nurture class and 2 classes within the specialist provision. The school is currently supported by a Depute Head Teacher and a Principal Teacher.  

About the New School

We are at the very beginning of our journey towards a new build on the site of North Muirton Primary School.  The new school will have up to 14 classes taking pupils from the North Muirton and Balhousie catchments.  It will have a purpose built early learning centre providing space for more than 60 children from age 2, a nurture class and 2 classes within the specialist provision. 

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Living & Working in Perth & Kinross

Living & Working in Perth & Kinross

Working for Perth & Kinross Council

Perth & Kinross Council has invested heavily in new school buildings and facilities in recent years.

The Council is fully committed to investing in its staff, providing inductions, ongoing training and support with a view to retaining talented staff through succession planning. Perth & Kinross Council promotes the Professional Update approach to ensure continuous professional development for teachers. We encourage staff to widen their horizons and make connections across the organisation, supporting their own and the Council’s development.

Perth and Kinross provides a thorough induction programme for new Headteachers enabling them to:

  • be confident in their professional and corporate role and so 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.

Living in Perth and Kinross

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, numerous adventure sports facilities and an unsurpassed range of golf courses to satisfy all abilities, including 2019 Solheim 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 Perth Concert Hall and Pitlochry Festival Theatre which host some of the biggest names in music and comedy. The area boasts one of Scotland's, and the UK's, strongest sporting events portfolios such as the Johnnie Walker Golf Championships, Blair Castle International Horse Trials and the Etape Caledonia.

The area has one of the fastest growing school age populations in Scotland with 100 new primary places needed per annum. A brand new secondary school has been 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.

The area’s property market is very diverse, offering a mix of old and new and increasingly, a combination of the two is 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.

The Individual

In the interim, you will have responsibility for the leadership of the current North Muirton Primary School, undertaking all the duties and responsibilities this entails.  You will also drive and shape the process of establishing the new school, from the early planning to the opening of the new school in August 2022. 

We are looking for someone who is willing to be bold, explore and further their own professional development and to embrace the exciting challenge ahead with a clear, ambitious vision for this new school community

We need a leader who is passionate about giving children the best start in life and raising levels of attainment and achievement for all.

If you are ready to take the next step in your career and share our Education and Children’s Services values of ambition, compassion and integrity, then make Perth & Kinross Council your choice.

Key Dates

Closing Date - Sunday 16 February 2020

For further information on this exciting vacancy, please contact Sharon Johnston, Head of Education on 01738 477447 or Gillian Doogan, Acting Service Manager (Primary) on 01738 476360.

North Muirton PS, Head Teacher Application Pack

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 recruitment@pkc.gov.uk 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.

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.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland here.

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