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Buckstone Primary School Buckstone Loan East Edinburgh, EH10 6UY
£74,190 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Children, Education & Justice Services

Head Teacher
Buckstone Primary School

Salary: £74,190
Hours: 35 per week

Buckstone Primary is a non-denominational school situated on the south east of the Buckstone Estate, flanked on one side by woods and Mortonhall Golf Club. The school is part of the Broughmuir Learning Community and has strong collaborative links with the schools within the Learning Community.

Buckstone is an inspirational, challenging and creative learning community where everyone is welcoming, supportive and encouraging. The school opened in 1977 and is of semi open-plan design. There are 14 primary classes and ELC, which has capacity for 40 children. It is a caring learning environment across the school and ELC with a strong, inclusive ethos.

The senior leadership team is made up of the Head Teacher, two Depute Head Teachers and a Principal Teacher.

Please note, for candidates that are invited for Short Leet there will be a virtual assessment centre consisting of three written tasks.

The Standard for Headship is now an essential requirement for this post. If the successful candidate does not meet this requirement the post may be offered on a temporary basis for a maximum period of 30 months if the panel is satisfied that, on an individual basis, there is a likelihood that the Into Headship qualification will be achieved within this timescale. A permanent contract will be offered only when the course is successfully completed. If it becomes clear that this essential qualification will not be achieved within 30 months then the contract will be ended with appropriate notice and the temporary Head Teacher will then revert to a DHT1 post available across the city.

Salaries will be in accordance with the Scheme of Salaries and Conditions of Service for Teaching Staff in School Education.

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check.  Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. An unconditional offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

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