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Depute Head Teacher, School Improvement - Secondary, St. John's Rc Academy, Perth - Pkc07154

Perth & Kinross Council - Perth, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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Depute Head Teacher, School Improvement - Secondary - PKC07154
£59,850 (subject to job-sizing)
St. John's RC Academy, North Inch Community Campus, Perth

Set at the top of Perth’s North Inch and overlooking the River Tay, St John's RC Academy is at the heart of the North Inch Community Campus. Our 2-18 all-through school provides education for over eleven hundred children and young people from nursery to S6. The campus is a hub of opportunities for the local community, utilising state of the art sports and cultural facilities, offering a wide range of services for all ages.

St John’s RC Academy is looking to recruit a Depute Head Teacher within the secondary of our all-through school. The successful candidate will work as part of the Senior Leadership Team with the aim to deliver universal and targeted support for our young people and their families, enabling them to excel within school, achieve their best and transition to positive destinations.

St John’s RC Academy’s success is built on respectful relationships, strong partnership working, a culture of self-evaluation for improvement and effective leadership at all levels. The school offers a wide range of excellent learning experiences for children and young people and achievement is significantly improving across the school year-on-year.

As a Catholic school, the school’s vision and values are rooted in the Gospel. St John’s RC Academy is also a Fairtrade School, an Eco-School and the first all-through school in the UK to achieve UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Gold Award. As a Depute Head Teacher, the successful candidate will be committed to promoting this vision and these values through their work.

Please note the successful applicant will be required to attain the necessary paperwork from https://sces.org.uk to obtain RC approval from the Catholic Church Authorities.



As this is a promoted teaching post, the possession of a Catholic Teaching Certificate (CTC) is an expectation.

The Individual

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual who can work collaboratively within a large team and be an inspiring leader for others.

You should have experience of planning and delivering engaging and stimulating learning experiences which meet the needs of all learners.

As the successful candidate, you will be an able teacher, with a track record of forming and developing excellent relationships and collaborative working practices.

You will have excellent communication skills and have experience of positively engaging learners, families, colleagues and school partners. As the successful candidate, you will be data literate and be able to gather and analyse complex data and communicate how this can help improve the school.

You will be committed to living out and promoting our school values of fairness, achievement, respect and love through being an outstanding role model for others.

For further information on this vacancy, please contact Sean Hagney, Head Teacher / Campus Leader on 01738 454300 or St-JohnsAcademy@pkc.gov.uk

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 ECSRecruitment@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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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