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  • Ref no: WEL04379
  • Published: 9/9/2020
  • Closes: 27/9/2020
  • Location: St Joseph RC Primary School, Preston Road, Linlithgow, EH49 6HB
  • Salary: £58,269.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

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Head Teacher, St Joseph's Primary School, Linlithgow, 35 hours per week, Closing date 27th September 2020

After 1 August 2020, Education Authorities can only appoint the following categories of people as permanent Head Teachers:-

  • People who have achieved the Standard for Headship.
  • People appointed as permanent Head Teachers of a public school, a grant-aided school or an independent school on or before 1 August 2020.

A person who has not yet achieved the Standard for Headship may be appointed as a head teacher, provided the appointment does not exceed 30 months.

St. Joseph’s Primary School is a Roman Catholic School in Linlithgow serving the communities of Linlithgow, Linlithgow Bridge, Philpstoun and Bridgend.  The school role is currently 126 incorporating 6 classes.  The school currently sits in Decile 9 according to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD). The free meal entitlement for P4-7 is 3% of the school role. 

The full time Head Teacher is supported by 1 Principal Teacher who has one day out of class per week to undertake management responsibilities.  In addition, there are 5 class teachers and a Support for Learning Teacher who has two full days allocated to Support for Learning. The school benefits from a specialist P.E. Teacher, Brass Specialist, 5 Pupil Support Workers and 1 Administrative Assistant.

The school benefits from an enthusiastic and dedicated staff team who demonstrate a clear commitment to raising attainment and career long professional learning. They work well collegiately as a staff team and engage well across the St. Kentigern’s Academy cluster to reflect, refine and improve their own practice. 

The school benefits from a supportive and proactive Parent Council and an enthusiastic and committed Fundraising Group who offer a high level of support to the school.   A variety of events take place within the school to help develop family learning and engagement. These include St. Joseph’s Journey sessions for Pupil Profiling, Primary 1 Home Learning Meeting, Meet the Teacher sessions, School Masses, Sacramental meetings, school shows and organised charity events throughout the year. The school works collegiately with the cluster primaries within the St. Kentigern’s Academy cluster but due to geographical location and similarity of context, we also seek opportunities to network with staff within the Linlithgow Academy Cluster where appropriate. The school extends its positive partnership working to collaboration with schools from other local authorities, various groups across the local community and the school benefits from a very good relationship with the local Parish of St Michael’s, Linlithgow

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

Written approval by the Catholic Church will be required for this position. Please see for further information.

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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