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Bell's Brae Primary School, Gilbertson Road, Lerwick, ZE1 0QJ
£18.54 - £27.19 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
28 hours per week

This position has expired.

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The main duties of a teacher are outlined in Part 2: Section 2 of the SNCT Handbook.

Subject to the policies and practice of the school and Shetland Islands Council, the duties of teachers are to:

(a)     manage and organise classes through planning and preparing for teaching and learning.

(b)     assess, record and report on the work of pupils’ progress to inform a range of teaching and learning approaches.

(c)     prepare pupils for examinations and where required, assist with their administration.

(d)     contribute towards good order and the wider needs of the school.

(e)     develop the school curriculum.

(f)      contribute to the school and council planning and improvement processes.

(g)     maintain and develop knowledge and skills and contribute to the professional development of colleagues including probationary and student teachers.

There is a requirement to be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and to and to participate in the Scheme of Professional Update.

Please follow the link(s) below for further information -

Bell's Brae Primary School is a non-denominational school located in central Lerwick. It consists of a Primary, an Early Learning and Childcare Setting and an ASN department. The school catchment area is from Frakkafield encompassing the majority of Lerwick, excluding Sound. There is currently a total of 345 pupils on the roll. The school is managed by Mrs Jennifer Wadley, Head Teacher and 3 Depute Head Teachers.  The current staffing complement is 30 teachers assisted by support staff, as required, to meet school demands.  Further information can be found on the school’s website at



Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is TCHR
  • Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.4571 per hour
  • Temporary Term Time Part Time post for 28.0 Hours per Week, 39 weeks per year plus 8 weeks (pro rata) paid holiday to be taken during school holidays
  • Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made
  • You must be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) prior to starting in post
  • We would welcome applications from flexible route probationers
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland.
  • We are happy to talk flexible working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Bell's Brae Primary School, Lerwick, Shetland

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Frances Tait - Depute Head Teacher on 01595 743720 or email

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

Find out more about:

Living and working in Shetland: here

The Shetland Islands Council: here


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