Teaching in Fife
Inspire a life – teach in Fife
Are you an enthusiastic teacher, keen to work in a vibrant and progressive educational environment, with high ambitions for yourself and young people? Are you committed and passionate about giving children the best start in life, raising educational attainment and increasing employability skills? Do you share our values of compassion, ambition, respect and equity?
If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge, then Fife is the place for you! Great education, superb transport links, excellent leisure and housing choices: Fife has it all.
Our vision in Fife Education and Children’s Services is “Improving Life Chances for all” and we believe that our children should be encouraged and supported to maximise their potential. We place children and families at the centre of everything we do, seeking to provide the space and opportunity for learning, nurture, creativity and the development of skills. Fife is committed to ensuring our learners, regardless of background, leave school with the literacy and numeracy skills required to access the wider world.
Fife is Scotland’s second largest education authority and provides a broad and balanced education to over 55,000 children and young people in establishments ranging from small rural schools to state-of-the-art, purpose-built schools in urban areas. We have more highly skilled literate children than ever in Fife and literacy is rising and has increased in all levels from the early stages through to post 16 education. Our educational attainment and achievement have been rising year on year, and our schools perform highly in school inspections.
Could you help us on our journey to excellence?
Our Building Fife’s Future programme has already produced four state-of-the-art new schools with another four in progress.
Our ambition is to create schools for the 21st century and beyond. Our new buildings feature high quality design; are highly functional; sustainable in all senses; fit for a modern curriculum; adaptable to future needs; promote a culture of lifelong learning within communities and are a source of pride for future generations.
In recent years the following new school builds have been opened to pupils –
New build projects currently in construction are:
- Levenmouth (replacing Kirkland and Buckhaven High Schools) – opening August 2016
- Viewforth High School – opening August 2016
With Fife Council committed to our new builds for:
- Madras College
- Waid Academy
In Fife we recognise that the most important resource is the teacher. That is why we take our responsibilities for staff learning and development very seriously and make training accessible. We will provide opportunities for you to engage in leadership courses and programmes throughout your career progression and we enjoy strong partnership working with universities which provides opportunities for engagement in Masters level learning.
High quality CPD opportunities have been established in the key areas of literacy, numeracy and nurturing relationships. We have an established network of experienced practitioners who support colleagues through professional dialogue, classroom observations and sharing of best practice, helping our teachers adopt principles of an inclusive approach. Headteachers report a ‘real buzz’ around schools as a result of this engagement.
Fife lies on the east coast of Scotland, between the cities of Edinburgh and Dundee. We offer great education, superb transport links, a growing economy and a wide range of leisure and housing choices.
Fife is historically ‘the home of golf’, and the burial place of kings, queens and saints. But we are a forward looking, diverse population with a proud spirit and a positive attitude.
We celebrate our history in our many festivals, embrace our cultural diversity and take pride in the numerous opportunities for sport, the arts and leisure that Fife has to offer.
How to apply
Application forms for our current vacancies are available on www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/fife. Here you’ll find more information about working with Fife Council, as well as discovering more about living and working in Fife.
The General Teaching Council for Scotland
The members of the General Teaching Council for Scotland have a significant role to play in shaping the teaching profession of Scotland, maintaining and improving professional standards, and contributing to the development of teacher professionalism and Scottish education.
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