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  • Ref no: WEL04381
  • Published: 9/9/2020
  • Closes: 27/9/2020
  • Location: Whitdale Primary School, 55A Whitedalehead Road, Whitburn, EH47 8JU
  • Salary: £56,400.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

This position has expired.

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Depute Head Teacher, Whitdale Primary School, 35 hours per week, Closing date 27th September 2020

The Salary is subject to job sizing and will be confirmed at the point of offer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our successful, dynamic and supportive school team within Whitdale Primary School. Whitdale Primary School is a large two stream non-denominational school on the east side of Whitburn. The school’s vision is to create a safe and happy community, and a curriculum which inspires, engages, challenges and enables learning that lasts a lifetime. These values sit firmly at the centre of what the school wants to deliver for all children and it is their constant intention that no child is ever left behind as a result of disadvantage, poverty or inequity.

The school is currently staffed by the Head Teacher, Depute Head Teacher (vacancy), 2 Principal Teacher and 15 Class Teachers, all of whom have an area of responsibility to allow empowerment and leadership at all levels. In the ELC, there is an enthusiastic and expanded team of Early Years practitioners with 2 Early Years Officers and an Equity and Excellence Lead. The school is supported effectively by a team of Pupil Support Workers, who assist pupils across the school and Early Years Centre. Admin and clerical support is provided by an Administrative Assistant and Clerical support. The school also runs a very successful Breakfast Club. The school also benefits from a supportive and active Parent Council.

West Lothian Council are committed to far reaching changes to the way we deliver our Education Services. These changes include giving you the support and environment that you need to get on with your job and develop your abilities. Our dedication is demonstrated by the whole council achievement of the Investors in People Standard and always aiming a little higher in our service delivery and improvements.

A relevant teaching qualification and registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland is essential.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.  Successful candidates will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment and the cost will be met by the candidate.

The fee for a Full PVG Scheme Membership is £59 or Existing Member is £18. The £59 cost (where appropriate) will be deducted from your salary over a 1 or 3 month period by repayment schedule.  If your employment concludes before the amount is re-paid in full, the outstanding balance will be deducted from your final salary.

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