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St Hilary's Primary School, High Common Road, St Leonards, East Kilbride, G74 2AX
£62,964 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

It is South Lanarkshire Council’s mission to make positive meaningful changes in the lives of children. We aim to provide an exceptional learning and working environment for pupils and staff and work in partnership with parents, support staff and other professionals.

Every school across our large estate has been part of an £800m+ modernisation programme, with the aim of creating an additional support needs and primary and secondary provision in South Lanarkshire that meets the needs and benefits all of our pupils.

St. Hilary’s Primary School is a denominational primary school in the St. Leonards area of East Kilbride. The current role is 174 over 7 classes with a 58-capacity nursery offering 1140 hours early learning and childcare provision for children between 2 and 5 years old. The school is associated with St Andrew’s and St Bride’s High School and is part of a Learning Community with another 5 associated primaries, St Kenneth’s, St Leonard’s, St Louise, Our Lady of Lourdes and St Vincent’s.

Hilary’s Primary has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and the school motto is Dream, Believe, Achieve. The overall aim is to ensure that school is a positive experience for every child. We achieve this by putting our learners at the centre of all we do, promoting Gospel values and providing high quality learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners.

The culture of our school is one which reflects a commitment to children’s rights and positive relationships.

We have an energetic group of staff who are passionate about improving outcomes for children and strive to meet the needs of all learners to ensure they can reach their potential. Children in the nursery and primary classes experience a broad and stimulating curriculum and have good opportunities to explore and investigate the outdoor environment. Parent support for the school is strong and we have an active parent council who play an integral role in school life and improvement planning.

We are looking for a highly driven, enthusiastic Headteacher who can effectively lead, inspire and motivate both staff and young people to ensure the provision of excellent learning and teaching, and an ethos of hard work within an inclusive, nurturing and supportive environment.

School Website: St. Hilary's Primary School

Further Information:

Transforming learning and teaching, inspiring learners, improving attainment and supporting young people to achieve their potential is what we want our schools to achieve.

We are looking to appoint an experienced and highly motivated leader who can take forward the Council’s priorities for education and the drivers of change in the National Improvement Framework. 

You can do this as a Head Teacher in one of our modern school buildings which are designed to deliver a 21st century curriculum.

We are looking to appoint a Head Teacher who is required to:

Manage the affairs of the school to the benefit of the pupils and the wider community in compliance with the requirements of the statutes relating to the provision of education and the general duty of care owed to staff and pupils.

Formulate clear aims for the school and policies to ensure their achievement within the framework of the Council’s policies.

Ensure the communication of these aims and policies to all staff, pupils, parents and other users of the school.

Act on behalf of the Council, as principal professional adviser to the Parent Council which is a separately constituted group to support parental engagement, family learning, and provide such advice and information as required, by the Parental Involvement Act 2006.


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GTC Registration

It is a legal requirement for any teacher teaching in a Scottish state school to be registered with GTC Scotland, General Teaching Council (Scotland) Registration.


Holding the Standard for Headship became a prerequisite for teachers taking up their first permanent headteacher post at Local Authority and grant-aided schools in Scotland from 1 August 2020, under Section 28 of the Education (Scotland) Act 2016.  For more information please visit

Diocese Approval

In line with section 21 (2A) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 the successful candidate for this post will require to have the approval of the Roman Catholic Church.

Legislative Information

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children and/or adults.

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

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Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.