Head Teacher, St John the Baptist PS, 57.1 CD 04/03/18

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Ref no: WEL02501
Closes: Sunday, 4th March 2018
Published: Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Location: St John the Baptist Primar,Lanrigg Avenue,Fauldhouse
Salary: £54,681 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

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Head Teacher, St John the Baptist Primary School, 35 hours per week, closing date 4th March 2018

St John the Baptist Primary School is a denominational school serving the community of Fauldhouse and Longridge. The school has strong links with St. Kentigern’s Academy and its associated primary schools.

The school roll this session is 203, with an 8 class organisation. The school is staffed by a Head Teacher, a principal teacher, 10 class teachers, 1 full time support for learning teacher, together with a PE specialist. and an Admin Assistant.  The nursery class has 30 children in the morning and 30 in the afternoon session. 2.5 Nursery Nurses and a part-time teacher lead learning in the nursery class. 4.0 fte Pupil Support Workers complete the staff team. There is also a nurture base in the school.

Pupils, parents/carers, staff, the parish and the wider community identify strongly with the school. The welcoming and inclusive atmosphere reflects the school’s commitment to a climate of mutual respect and trust based on shared values and positive, supportive relationships as staff know the learners and their families well.

Effective self-evaluation, leading to improvement, is central to the life and work of the school. The staff team regularly discuss best practice and current educational developments to achieve consistent whole school approaches. Recent improvement work has focussed on raising attainment, particularly in Literacy and Numeracy. There is ongoing work strengthening parental engagement through outdoor learning initiatives. The school benefits from the strong support of an active Parent Council.

The school learning community has very high expectations and continuously strives to deliver excellence and equity for all learners. .

The school’s priorities for Session 2017-2018 are:-

- To raise attainment through providing high quality learning experiences for all learners.

- To increase learner progress through further engagement with national guidance and Benchmarks in Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing.

- To raise attainment through the development of environments for learning which actively promote literacy.

- To raise attainment using agreed strategies in numeracy throughout the school ensuring consistency.

- Improve wellbeing through building staff and learner knowledge, skill and confidence using GIRFEC systems and processes

West Lothian Council is committed to a policy of staff development. Staff will be expected to participate in training and learning events as appropriate to their professional needs and as approved and agreed by the Depute Chief Executive.

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 www.sces.uk.com for further information.

This post is considered Regulated Work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scotland Act 2007. From 28 February 2011 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 West Lothian Council.

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