• Pennyland Primary School, Trostan Road, Thurso, KW14 7NY
  • SALARY:3,530.00 - 3,965.00 per year
  • CONTRACT TYPE:Fixed Term
  • HOURS:7.5 hours per week

Post Title: Pupil Support Assistant 1
Location: Pennyland Primary School
Hours: 7.5 hours per week
Duration: Fixed Term until 25 June 2021
Salary: 3,530 - 3,965
Salary placing will normally be at the first point of the scale.

Applications from Gaelic speaks are encouraged.
This post is under represented in males. Applications from males are encouraged.

Contact Person: Laura Murray Tel: 01847 892661
Job Purpose: To support learning and teaching within the curriculum and the personal development of pupils with additional support needs.
Prior to confirming appointment, we will require successful candidates to become members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

Please Note: - The attached post is being advertised as a result of Scottish Government Additional Funding provided to support the COVID19 Recovery Plan for all schools.
Details below extract from the Committee Paper approved yesterday at HC Education Committee.
Schools will need all possible teaching resources at our disposal over the next year to compensate for any loss of learning suffered during lockdown, as well as to bring much needed resilience to the education system at this challenging time.
We cannot be sure what the future path of the virus will be. If circumstances were to deteriorate again, resulting in further lockdowns (whether nationally or regionally), additional capacity in the teaching workforce will be required should we need to switch to a blended model of learning at any stage.

Fortunately, school leaders are best placed to know and understand their own school communities, there will be unique gaps in each setting individual to contexts. Within localised back to school plans, Highland Council wanted pupils back in schools and the community impact of Covid-19 is being assessed. It is up to schools in Highland to connect, collaborate and reimagine together in order to intensify the support where it is needed in order to ensure that we can:
Recruit additional teachers and support staff to compensate for any loss of learning
suffered by pupils during the COVID-19 lockdown, as well as to bring much needed
resilience to the education system.

For more information and to apply go to

Closing date 23 November 2020