Head Teacher, Balbardie PS, 54.8, CD 18/02/18

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Ref no: WEL02406
Closes: Sunday, 18th February 2018
Published: Monday, 5th February 2018
Location: Balbardie Primary School, Torphicen Street, Bathgate
Salary: £62,658 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: West Lothian Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Depute / Headships

Job Description

Head Teacher, Balbardie Primary School, 35 hours per week, closing date 18th February 2018

Balbardie Primary School is a non-denominational primary school serving its local community in Bathgate and is part of the Bathgate Academy cluster of schools . The current school roll is 431 organised into 16 classes, with 3 specialist classes for learners with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The Head Teacher also has strategic and operational responsibility for the learning in Bathgate West Nursery which currently has 97 children and wraparound provision. Parental and community support for the school is high, and an inclusive and nurturing learning environment for all children and their families is evident.

The school works very closely with the other schools in the Bathgate cluster and engages in cross sector improvement work. All members of the school community believe that everyone has the right to learn, progress and achieve, and the school works in partnership with parents/carers and other agencies to create an inclusive, ambitious environment where children develop resilience and respond positively to challenge. Balbardie Primary School has earned a very good reputation within the community and is very well supported by the parent council and the wider parent forum. The parent council works in close partnership with the school and provides support in identifying areas for improvement

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. 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 the West Lothian Council.

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