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Knox Academy Communication Provision, Victoria Road, EH41 4DJ
£45,150 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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vacancy Information

Principal Teacher Salary PT point1 - £45,150 PER YEAR

Temporary until 30th June 2022
Days and Hours of work:
35 hours per week
Monday - Friday
To start 16th August 2021

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.

Meadowpark CP has undergone a period of growth resulting in a projected roll of 38 in August 2021.  As a result, we are looking to increase the leadership capacity through the appointment of a Principal Teacher.  The Principal Teacher will be primarily responsible for developing senior phase curriculum athways and transitions.

Key duties will be:

  • To lead the development of senior phase curriculum and accreditations
  • To lead the improvement of senior phase transitions routes through establishing new partnerships with a range of organisations including post 16 education providers, community partners and businesses
  • To act as senior phase transitions coordinator and lead transition events including transition meetings and 16+ networks
  • To support DHT with whole school pastoral matters including attending CSP meetings and reviews as required.

There will be a reduced teaching commitment for this post of approximately 3 days (TBC)

Please contact Steve Johnson at Meadowpark on 01620 824541 or via email to with any questions or queries you may have regarding the post.

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 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.

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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