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Blairgowrie High School, Beeches Road, Blairgowrie, PH10 6PW
£28,113 - £42,336 per year pro rata
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Term Time Full Time
21 hours per week

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Job Description

Teacher of English 0.6FTE - PKC09414
£28,113 - £42,336 (pro-rata)
Blairgowrie High School

Blairgowrie High School covers the Eastern Perthshire area.  We sit approximately 13 miles from Dundee to the east and 13 miles from Perth to the south.  We are also close to Glenshee ski resort and the Cateran trail. Leisure pursuits to suit all tastes abound!

Our current roll is just over 800 pupils and predicted to grow for the next few years.  We offer a variety of curriculum pathways for young people and have extensive support structures in place for our young people when they need support.

If you are an enthusiastic, motivated professional with strong organisational and leadership skills and someone who strives to secure the best outcomes for young people, then this may be the opportunity for you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled classroom practitioner who is able to deliver English and Literacy qualifications and courses to all year groups.  The successful candidate will be joining a department of 6.  The department actively contribute to the wider life of the school by running a variety of events and participating in national literacy projects and initiatives.  Currently we are working towards our reading school award and annually take part in the local Bookmark Festival. 

The Individual

The successful candidate will have the appropriate qualifications and registration to teach English.  The successful post-holder should have a thorough knowledge of pedagogies that engage learners.  As well as delivery of the English curriculum, you will be expected to contribute to the development of literacy across the school which may involve supporting staff outwith the department and working with small groups of learners who are at risk of not achieving a literacy qualification.  

The successful candidate will take account of the needs of all learners in their classrooms and ensure inclusive practice that leads to positive outcomes for learners.  High aspirations for learners, good communication skills with parents/carers and respectful relationships are key to the department's success and the successful applicant will be skilled in positive behaviour management techniques including restorative approaches, in order to be able to contribute positively to the ethos of the school.  

If you have innovative approach to engaging young people and instilling a love of English and literacy then this may be the job for you.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Bev Leslie, Head Teacher, on 01250 871200 or at

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details for two referees, including email addresses.  One should be your current or most recent employer.  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.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

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A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

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. 

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