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Cathkin Primary School Burnside Road Rutherglen, G73 4AA
£62,625 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Grade: Depute Headteacher 3

Salary: £62,625

Hours: 35 hours per week

About the School:

The school serves the areas of Cathkin and Fernhill and is housed in a building opened in 2006 with 2- 5 years nursery provision, an Additional Support Needs (ASN) department with 5 classes as well as 8 mainstream primary classes. The school is non- denominational and co-educational.

Presently, we have six classes with places being allocated by the SLC ASN Forum process (increasing to seven - session 2023 - 2024) supporting children with a range of additional support needs.

The vision for Cathkin Primary School and Nursery Class is a school where parents want to send their children, pupils want to learn and where teachers wish to teach.
We want to ensure that Cathkin:

  • Is a place where great learning and teaching take place
  • Has pupils, staff and parents who have a real sense of pride in their school.
  • Promotes an ethos of care and respect.
  • Has a motivational and inspirational style of leadership.
  • Encourages everyone to try something new and be unafraid of failure.
  • Is keen to search for hidden talents in its pupils and staff.
  • Encourages everyone to set personal challenges and to share in the celebration of achievement.
  • Continuously strives to identify areas of improvement and seeks to improve outcomes for all learners.

We are determined to equip our pupils for life in the 21st Century in a supportive and sensitive manner. Using a Curriculum for Excellence, we aspire to guide all our pupils towards being Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Responsible Citizens and Effective Contributors.

School Website: Cathkin Primary School

South Lanarkshire Council is the fifth largest authority in Scotland.  It covers the following main areas; Clydesdale in the south which features extensive rural areas, Cambuslang, Rutherglen, Blantyre and Uddingston to the north as well as the towns of East Kilbride and Hamilton.

The Council’s Plan Connect sets out the Council’s Vision which is, “to improve the quality of life for all within South Lanarkshire”.

For Education Resources this means delivering services of the highest quality as well as striving to narrow the gap.  It is about continually improving the services for everyone at the same time as giving priority to children, young people, families and communities in most need.  ;The priorities for schools and services are set out in the Education Resources Plan which confirms the commitment to provide better learning opportunities and outcomes for children and young people.

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

It is our mission to make positive meaningful changes in the lives of young people. 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.

Education Resources are committed to the education, care and welfare of young people in a childcare environment.

We are now inviting applications from Fully Qualified (GTC) Teachers.

The Depute Head Teacher is required to:

• Assist the Head Teacher in the overall management of the school as part of a Management Team.

• Deputise for the Head Teacher in his absence and have responsibility for the leadership, good management and strategic direction of colleagues.


Please Apply online

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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.

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.

Please refer to for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.

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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