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Preston Lodge High School, Park View, Prestonpans, EH32 9QJ
£49,989 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
27.22 hours per week

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Vacancy Information

Principal Teacher Salary PT point 3

Temporary until 31st March 2023
Days and Hours of work:
To be confirmed
To start 15th August 2022

Applications for this post will only be accepted from current employees of East Lothian Council (this includes casual and agency staff who are currently undertaking work for us).

Preston Lodge High School is a non-denominational secondary school serving the communities of Cockenzie, Port Seton, Longniddry and Prestonpans.  Our roll is currently 982, and the school is easily commutable from Edinburgh.  The strengths of our school are:
•               The high morale and positive ethos of the school community
•               The contributions of young people to improvements 
•               The work of staff across the school in supporting young people’s learning

Our motivated staff, students, parents, carers and the community we serve work hard to further improve all aspects of our school.

Our work is now focused on continuously improving our approach to classroom practice, in order to develop student and staff learning, improve attainment and close the equity gap.  Our staff and students work together to develop an understanding of not just what key skills should be learned by students, but how they should be learned and why they are important.

Our Principal Teacher of Classroom Practice has the same job description of all Principal Teachers in East Lothian.  However, their role has been further developed in our school to enhance the learning experience of young people by: 
- Focusing on the development of a Learning Cycle approach to classroom practice.
- Coordinating our school’s approach to remote learning if required  
- Sharing and developing classroom practice across the school - providing opportunities for exchanges of ideas      and increased transparency in classroom practice across the school.  
- Liaising with the Extended Leadership Team and Strategic Learning Group to support the development of classroom practice.  
- Supporting Curricular Areas in their improvement of classroom practice.  
- Leading and managing in-house CPD programmes that develop classroom practice
- Leading self-evaluation activities around classroom practice and learning approaches 
- Liaising with partners outside school to develop school understandings of learning.  
- Leading and managing school projects eg East Lothian Tutoring Initiative 
Our new curriculum fully meets the expectations of Curriculum for Excellence, and we are increasingly exploring alternative awards for young people through active engagement with the SCQF team.  For example, we are one a big user of the Open Universities Young Applicants in Scottish Schools scheme and have an increasing number of students participating in Youth Achievement Awards.

This is an exciting time for Preston Lodge High School, and the community it serves. Further details about the school can be found on our website at

Gavin Clark
Headteacher, Preston Lodge High School, Park View, Prestonpans   

Job Details

Subject to the policies of the school and East Lothian Council, the duties of a Principal Teacher, as a member of the school’s management team, is to perform such tasks as the Head Teacher/Depute Head Teacher will direct having reasonable regard to the overall workload of a classroom teacher.

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 (General) 
Evidence of CPD

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

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