- Whitecriag Primary School, Whitecraig Crescent, Whitecraig, EH21 8NG
- £61,590 per year
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 35 hours per week
This position has expired.
DHT/HT Salary Scale Point 7 (subject to job sizing)
Days and Hours of Work:
To start asap
Whitecraig Primary School is a non-denominational, co-educational school serving the village of Whitecraig and surrounding area.
The school was built in 1958 and is all on one level, with wheelchair access at the main entrance and Nursery. There are five classrooms, a Nursery, a Support for Learning Room, Library, a large hall (which is used for PE, assemblies, shows etc and also serves as the dinner hall) and a general purpose (GP) room. The school is fortunate to have an extensive playground and outdoor space. The school has its own kitchen staff who provide freshly cooked meals.
The current school roll is 126; 97 pupils in P1 – P7 and 29 pupils who attend the Nursery. The school has five classes, 3 composite classes (P1, P2, P3/4, P4/5, P6/7), catering for the seven stages of primary education. The breakdown of composite classes may change from year to year depending on the number of children in the school at each stage. All classes contain pupils of different abilities and levels of development and a relentless focus on the quality of teaching, learning and assessment means teachers work well to structure learning for pupils of differing abilities. We know that friendship groups are important and we encourage children to mix with their friends at break and through whole-school events. Pupils have a variety of leadership opportunities throughout the school, ensuring that pupil voice is at the centre of the school’s curriculum and planned improvements.
The Scottish Government has allocated funding from the Scottish Future's Trust towards the creation of a new Whitecraig primary school which will be required to accomodate a growing school population from housing development in the area.
Vision, Values and Aims
Vision ~ Dig deep and stand tall
Aim ~ Learning together to believe and achieve
Values ~ Kindness, honesty, co-operation
Rules ~ Safe, ready, respectful
It is anticipated longleet and shortleet interviews will take place early in January 2022
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.
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.
Full GTCS Registration is required.
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.
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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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