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Law Primary School Haddington Road North Berwick, EH39 4PN
£83,337 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Vacancy Information

DHT/HT Salary Scale Point 12 (£83,337 per annum)

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, 09:00-17:00
To start 23rd October 2023.

Law Primary School is situated in the beautiful coastal town of North Berwick. It is the town's only  primary school and pupils benefit from excellent community links and extra curricular opportunities. Recent extensive building work has afforded the school an additional  sports hall  and two libraries as well as 18 new classrooms, which house the P4-7 year stages. The P1 and P2 area has been refurbished. The school grounds offer a variety of environments to foster learning outdoors. The current school roll from Nursery to P7 is 798 pupils and each year stage has 3 or 4 classes, which promotes collegiate planning.

The school has a non class-committed head teacher and 3 depute head teachers. We have a support for learning team, which includes one teacher, additional support needs auxiliaries and classroom assistants. Specialist teachers offer children expertise in music, art and PE. The school is situated next to North Berwick High School, with whom we have very good links and a new purpose built Early Learning centre will be  completed next session.

We have a very supportive Parent Council and will work closely in partnership with the Project Play group to enhance our outdoor learning offer.

Our Vision is to be an inclusive, ambitious, learning community where everyone has the opportunity to reach their potential. Our values are  Kindness, Determination, Respect.

Further information on Law Primary School can be found at:- Law Primary School (

Successful candidates will be recruited to a permanent post if they already have a substantive HT post and/or hold the Standard for Headship (through the SQH or Into Headship programmes). Successful candidates yet to achieve the Standard for Headship will be offered a temporary contract until such time as they successfully complete the now mandatory Into Headship programme, which must be within the nationally agreed timeframe of 30 months from appointment.

It is anticipated longleet interviews will take place on 5 September 2023

It is anticipated shortleet interviews will take place on 19 September 2023

Job Details

The role of the Head Teacher is, within the resources available, to conduct the affairs of both Schools to the benefit of the pupils and the communities they serve, through pursuing objectives and implementing policies set by East Lothian Council under the overall direction of the Executive Director, Education and Children's Services.

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:
Further details on all East Lothian Council Primary and Secondary Schools, including individual school websites can be found here:
Primary Schools
Secondary Schools

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Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail).  All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form.  Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form. 

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