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Glaitness School Pickaquoy Road Kirkwall Orkney, KW15 1RP
£34,959 - £51,258 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week


Glaitness School

Class Teacher (Additional Support Needs)

21 hours per week (0.6FTE) from 3 June 2024 - 20 August 2024, increasing to 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) from 21 August 2024
Temporary Maternity Cover up to 31 March 2025

This is an exciting opportunity to join the staff team at Glaitness School. Glaitness School is a mainstream primary with additional resourcing to support pupils with a wide variety of learning needs. We require an enthusiastic and independent person who would enjoy being part of an inclusive, whole-school team. Within the additional support needs provision, we provide significant and creative adaptation to the curriculum and learning experiences for children and young people who have moderate to severe complex needs. Our children and young people are also very well supported by experienced and dedicated Support for Learning Assistants.

The above post involves leading a team within the class and contributing to wider school improvements. The learning environment includes play-based and multi-sensory approaches. A very child-centred approach is used to meet the individual needs of the pupils. Some of our learning experiences for children take place outwith the school environment in the wider community. Supporting close partnerships, working with parents/carers and other key partners is essential to this role.

For more details on the school, visit 

You must be registered, or in the process of registering, with the General Teaching Council for Scotland for the above post.

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

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Head Teacher, Ingrid Rendall, by e-mail: 

The salary applicable is based on the SNCT Salary Tables plus Distant Islands Allowance.

Closing Date: Sunday 5 May 2024

Please note that interview and relocation expenses are payable for this post, in accordance with Council Policy.

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