- Dunbar Primary School, John Muir Campus, Lammermuir Cresent, Dunbar, EH42 1DG
- £48,063 per year
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 35 hours per week
This position has expired.
Principal Teacher Salary Scale Point 2
Days of work:
Monday - Friday
To start ASAP
Dunbar Primary School is a very large school split over two campuses. We currently have over 1,200 pupils from Nursery to Primary 7 and the roll continues to rise as additional housing is built in Dunbar.
The successful applicant will join a team including a DHT with a focus on Support for Learning and another PT with a similar remit.
Initially this post will be based at our John Muir Campus which comprises Nursery – Primary 3 and the post-holder will take on the overview of the nurture base and line management responsibility for Primary 2.
Applicants will need to show:
Evidence of working with vulnerable children and families
Have a sound working knowledge of GIRFEC and the Well-being indicators
Co-ordination of IEPs, Care Plans or CSPs. LAAC Children, Children's Hearings
Experience of dealing with Social Work /Health colleagues
Ability to co-ordinate Pupil Equity Funding projects to ensure they are meeting specific pupils’ needs, evaluation and evidence is strong and impact is measurable.
Experience of completing Staged Assessment paperwork, referral forms and other support documentation.
Experience of working with a range of ASN pupils and developing support strategies.
Evidence of supporting or training teachers, support staff and parents
Experience of supporting pupils with literacy difficulties.
Ability to manage meetings and difficult situations.
Knowledge of and using Conflict Resolution
Subject to the policies of the school and the Council, the duties of Principal Teachers are to perform such tasks as the Head Teacher shall direct. These should give reasonable regard to overall teacher workload related to:
Curricular development and quality assurance.
Contribute to the development of school policy in relation to the behaviour management of pupils.
The management and guidance of colleagues. Review the CPD needs, career development and performance of colleagues.
Provision of advice, support and guidance to colleagues.
Responsible for the leadership, good management and strategic direction of pastoral care within the school.
Assist in the management, deployment and development of pastoral care staff.
Implement whole school policies dealing with guidance issues, pastoral care, assessment and pupil welfare.
Working in partnership with colleagues, parents and other specialist agencies as appropriate.
Working alongside class teachers to share best practice and take forward the Improvement Plan priorities.
Participate in the overall administration of the school.
Assist in aspects of the School Improvement Plan
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.
Evidence of CPD
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.
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.UK website.
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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.
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