Principal Teacher of Expressive Arts - Knox Academy - INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

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Ref no: EAL02041
Closes: Sunday, 18th June 2017
Published: Friday, 2nd June 2017
Location: Knox Academy, Pencaitland Road, Haddington
Salary: £47,085 per year Pro Rata
Hours: 11.20 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Part Time
Organisation: East Lothian Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Principal Teaching

Vacancy Information

Principal Teacher Salary PT point 6 (£47085 per annum) subject to job sizing

Permanent part time position 
11 hours 12 minutes per week
Tues: 08.44 - 16.00, & Fri: 08.44 - 12:05 (days could vary)
To start 14 August 2017

Applications for this post will only be accepted from teachers who currently have a temporary, permanent or casual contract with East Lothian Council.  Those with a casual contract MUST be undertaking work with ELC during the time the post is being advertised.

Knox Academy is a state school situated in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. At census 2016 the roll was 762. The ethos of the school revolves around the three core values of wisdom, engagement and respect. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming school. The school is accessible to all.

The curriculum provides a full range of subjects from S1-S6. We aim to meet the needs of all the pupils, providing a curriculum that is appropriate in terms of breadth, depth and challenge. We endeavour to treat all pupils as individuals and hope that they, their parents and the community will work in partnership to provide them with the support and opportunities that will enable them to make their next educational steps. Pupils are encouraged to access the extensive and varied menu of extra-curricular activities on offer.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time permanent PT Curriculum Expressive Arts to take forward the digital agenda which is a whole school priority and to provide line management and Faculty Head responsibilities across the full school week. The Expressive Arts Faculty at Knox comprises of Art, Drama and Music. The Faculty is innovative, inclusive and attracts a high uptake in certificated courses. Results are consistently high. The successful applicant is likely to undertake a whole school remit around Connected Learning (including S3 profiles), as well as day to day operational support for the three departments.

There is a proud tradition of excellent education in Haddington and the pupils, staff and parents of the school work hard to continue this.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, energetic and with the ability to communicate their enthusiasm to the pupils and motivate 6 unpromoted teaching staff. The PTC Expressive Arts is also part of the school's extended Management Team, working closely with other PTC colleagues and a DHT. They will be expected to contribute to the ethos and smooth running of the school by taking on on-call duties, and supporting their colleagues. They should be prepared to demonstrate a commitment to self-evaluation and lifelong professional learning. Applicants with a qualification in a Faculty subject would be desirable, although not essential. Experience of SQA assessment would be a distinct advantage.



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 attached at the bottom of the page for the full range of tasks and duties associated with the job. 

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Full GTCS Registration is required.
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.

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