Moving to Scotland

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user1471083768 Sat 13-Aug-16 11:40:56

Our family will be moving to Scotland within the next 12 months for work reasons. We are looking at the Inverness area (including Beauly / Fort Augustus and environs. Possibly going as far west as Elgin. We have a 6 year old and an 8 year old and would really appreciate advice on super schools and - looking ahead - fabulous secondary schools or equivalent. My children currently go to a small village school and would be more comfortable in a small rather than a large school. Also, I'm a qualified primary teacher and wonder how easy it would be to find work in schools in that area. All advice much appreciated. Thank you.

TheTroubleWithAngels Sat 13-Aug-16 12:29:25

You might be better posting in Scotsnet.

I'm in the Central Belt so can't help with specific schools.

We have a different age cut-off to England (March-Feb). Current primary year groups are:
P7 March 2005- Feb 2006
P6 March 2006- Feb 2007
P5 March 2007- Feb 2008
P4 March 2008- Feb 2009
P3 March 2009 - Feb 2010
P1 March 2010- Feb 2011
P1 March 2011- Feb 2012

We have a huge shortage of primary teachers but the GTCS have been known to make it very tricky for teachers trained in England to swap their registration. I'd phone them ASAP and get the ball rolling.

Euphemia Sun 14-Aug-16 08:47:48

You'll have no problem finding a job! Huge demand for teachers in that area at the moment.

Euphemia Sun 14-Aug-16 08:49:31

PS Elgin is east of those other places. winksmile

user1471083768 Sun 14-Aug-16 13:13:46

Sorry. I meant East. Brain fog or typo - can't decide!blush

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