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St Kentigerns Academy, West Main Street, Blackburn, EH47 7LX
£56,400 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week

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Principal Teacher of Curriculum - Student Support, St Kentigern's Academy, 35 hours per week, Closing date 7th November 2021

St Kentigern’s Academy is a Catholic secondary school situated in Blackburn serving the west of West Lothian, and the catchment area retains a community spirit and aspects of its mining cultural heritage.  It is one of two denominational schools in West Lothian.  The school has ten associated primary schools, but in session 2020-2021 our S1 is made up of students from twenty two primary schools, drawing a comprehensive mix of students.

The current school roll is 1285 Students with 92 members of teaching staff including those designated to support students with additional learning needs. The school’s free meal entitlement (FME) for session 2020/21 is 19.1%. The school has an integrated Autism Support Unit (Multi-Study) in addition to a Learning Base, Nurture Base and both an Employability and a Health & Wellbeing Hub.

St Kentigern’s Academy has an excellent reputation in the local community, particularly for the high standards of conduct and confidence displayed by students and full school uniform. In addition to the formal curriculum, a wide range of extra-curricular and out-of-hours activities are on offer. The school receives a high level of support and encouragement from parents.  Attendance at parents’ evenings is good, and information and consultation exercises are well supported. The school had a successful HMIe visit in 2017.

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.

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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