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St Margaret's Academy, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6AT
£56,400 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week

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Principal Teacher Curriculum - Wellbeing, St Margaret's Academy, 35 hours per week, Closing date 10th October 2021

St Margaret’s Academy is a Catholic secondary school situated in Livingston, West Lothian. The school has six associated primary schools drawing a comprehensive mix of students and serves the communities of Livingston, Pumpherston, Dechmont, Broxburn, Uphall, Winchburgh, Kirknewton, East Calder and Mid Calder. The current school roll is 1130 students with 90 members of teaching staff including those designated to support students with additional learning needs. The school’s free meal entitlement (FME) for session 2019/20 was 13%.

St Margaret’s Academy has an excellent reputation in the local community, particularly for the high standards of conduct and confidence displayed by students. In addition to the formal curriculum, a wide range of extra-curricular activities are on offer. The school receives a high level of support and encouragement from parents.  Attendance at parents’ evenings is very good, and information and consultation exercises are well supported.

The current priorities for session 2020-2021 are:

  • To recover learning loss as a result of Covid-19 with a focus on H&WB, Numeracy and Literacy
  • To develop digital learning skills with pupils, parents and staff in every aspect of school life
  • To further develop our Family Learning and Parental Engagement strategy with a focus on individual family support requirements
  • To continue to raise attainment with a focus on equity of access to the curriculum and individual subject areas for development

The SLT consists of the Head Teacher, 2 Deputes (one with responsibility for Supporting Learners, the other for Curriculum and Learning and Teaching), 1 Acting DHT (supporting quality improvement, CLPL and assessment & reporting) and the Area Business Manager. The Extended Leadership Team (ELT) consists of five Heads of Faculty and four Heads of House (Student Support). Heads of House and Faculty Heads are Principal Teachers Curriculum with whole school responsibilities in addition to their curricular and support roles

We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds

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.

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

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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