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St Kenneths Primary School West Mains Road East Kilbride, G74 1PU
£76,704 per year
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35 hours per week

Job Description

St. Kenneth’s Primary School
West Mains Road, East Kilbride, G74 1PU

Grade: HT10

About the school: St Kenneth’s Primary School and Nursery Class is a denominational school in East Kilbride and part of the St Andrew’s and St Bride’s Learning Community. Our current school roll is 502 and 50 in our nursery class. Our catchment area includes families from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. We have 17 classes and a nursery class.

The school enjoys close working links with the schools and establishments within St Andrew’s and St Bride’s Learning Community. It has excellent links with St. Bride's Parish and Father Rafal is a frequent and welcome visitor to our school. The school has an active Parent Council and PTA who work in partnership to enhance to experience for all our children.

Our school was established in 1967 and the current school building opened in August 2010. In St Kenneth’s Primary School and Nursery Class we are fully committed to creating an inclusive, cohesive environment where all members of our community feel equal, valued, supported, safe and happy. We aspire to live out the gospel values in our daily work. We have a management team of a head teacher; two depute head teachers and three principal teachers. Our school motto, created by our children is “Working hard and making friends, St Kenneth’s learning never ends”.

Further information can be found on the school website.

School Website: St. Kenneth'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, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

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.

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