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Gullane Primary School, Muirfield Terrace, Gullane, EH31 2HL
£52,350 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

DHT/HT Salary Scale Point 1 - £52,350 per annum

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday
To start 4th January 2023

Gullane Primary School is looking for an innovative and determined Depute Head Teacher to play an influential role to ensure our young people achieve the best educational outcomes.

Gullane Primary School lies at the edge of the village and serves an area that is mainly rural. The school has recently undergone a significant extension, with a new purpose built Nursery, 14 classrooms and a spacious PE/Assembly hall. The early years’ area has a quiet room/library and the upper/middle area includes a library and staff work base. The school has 2 multi-use hall, which provide space for P.E., music, drama, assembly and dining. Both halls can also used for a range of after school activities throughout the session. 

There are extensive playing facilities in the school grounds and also in the adjoining East Lothian Council field. We have access to an all-weather pitch, skate park, football pitch, play park and the Millennium Wood. The nursery has its own enclosed outdoor play area which is accessed daily and in all weathers. 

Gullane Primary School, which is co-educational and non-denominational, provides education for children of approximately five to twelve years. At present there are approximately 215 pupils in 10 classes. The nursery currently has provision for 48 children aged 3-4 years in a 48 week setting.  

There is a very supportive parent body and the PTA and Parent Partnership work well with the school. The village sees the school as important to their community and support it well. 

Gullane is expanding and, as a result of the housing development that is taking place it is anticipated that the school roll will continue to grow. The new Depute Head Teacher will have a significant remit in supporting the Nursery and Early Years provision, as well as directly supporting the Head Teacher across the school.

Job Details

The role of a Depute Head Teacher is to assist and, where necessary, to deputise for the Head Teacher as required. The role of the Head Teacher is, within the resources available, to conduct the affairs of the school to the benefit of the pupils and the community it serves, through pursuing objectives and implementing policies set by East Lothian Council under the overall direction of the Head of Education.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Full GTCS Registration is required.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:

Please Note - Pay arrangements for those starting after 1st day of school session
In accordance with Teachers Conditions of Service (SNCT - Appendix 2.19), Teachers who commence employment with East Lothian Council after the first day of the school session will have their salary for the remainder of the school salary year (which runs from 1 August to 31 July each year), ; recalculated to reflect how teachers accrue leave and pay.   

In these circumstances, a calculation will be carried out upon commencement of employment and leave and pay will be adjusted.  Further information will be provided to the successful candidate should this be applicable. 

East Lothian Council Schools:
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