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Principal Teacher - Guidance, Stromness Academy - ORK04333

Employment Type:
Job Sector:
Education Jobs
Salary Description:
£40,001 - £50,000
Start Date:
Nov 4 2020 1:06AM
Orkney Islands Council
Job Ref:



Stromness Academy

Principal Teacher - Guidance

35 hours per week

Temporary up to 2 April 2021

Stromness Academy has a pro-active Guidance Department, who work with a variety of partners to support our pupils to achieve their potential in school and progress to sustained, positive destinations. We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised and empathetic Guidance Teacher take responsibility for one of our “houses”, of approx. 115 pupils in years S1-6, including teaching PSE lessons and supporting pupils in choosing their academic options and applying for destinations after school. You will take responsibility for all matters to do with the welfare of pupils in your caseload, in line with GIRFEC principles. You will have a good knowledge of contemporary issues affecting young people and relevant policy, and experience of supporting young people to make appropriate academic and personal choices. Excellent communication skills, with pupils, parents and staff both in school and other agencies are key to this role. A commitment to collegiate working, to school improvement and self-evaluation and to maximising opportunities for all pupils is essential. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to work in a forward-looking school and a rich and vibrant community.

Stromness Academy is a six year secondary school on a well-appointed campus in Orkney, which is frequently voted the best place in the UK to bring up children. Our catchment area covers the town of Stromness and the West Mainland, a dispersed population with over two thirds of our pupils being bussed into school. The small size of our school (approximately 330 on roll), and our classes, means we know our pupils well and are able to be flexible to meet their needs. We are committed to providing a positive and purposeful environment where all our pupils achieve, as set out in our school vision.

Further information about the school and our activities can be found on our Facebook page or on

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

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

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post informally with Mrs Jane Partridge, Head Teacher. To set up a discussion, please email

Salary will be based on Point 1 of the Principal Teacher scale of the SNCT Salary Tables plus a Distant Islands Allowance. We offer a generous relocation package.

Closing Date: Sunday 22 November 2020

Please note that interview and relocation expenses will be paid for this post, in accordance with Council Policy.

Applications must be made online at

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Orkney Islands Council
Tel: 01856 873535
Contact: HR

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