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St Marks RC Primary School 63 Firrhill Crescent Edinburgh, EH13 9EE
£74,190 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Children, Education & Justice Services

Head Teacher
St Mark’s RC Primary School

Salary: £74,190 per year
Hours: 35 per week

St Mark’s is a Denominational primary school with a wide catchment area. It is situated at the foot of the Pentland Hills and adjacent to Colinton Mains Park. The catchment area includes Bonaly, Caiystane, Colinton Mains, Colinton Village, Firrhill, Oxgangs, Redford and the housing area adjacent to the city by-pass.

The school has a Head Teacher and a Principal Teacher and at present the roll is 144. There are seven classrooms, a nurture room and a General Purpose room which is used for ICT, Music and Drama.

The school’s mission statement is St. Mark’s is a place of learning and kindness where children’s rights are at the heart of all we do. Everyone feels safe, welcome, included, looked after, and encouraged to live a life of faith.

St Mark’s Primary has a new Early Learning and Childcare building within the school grounds that provides various placement patterns for children between the ages of 2 and 5. The Early Learning and Childcare building has capacity for 110 children. The nursery is spacious and has a well developed outdoor play area.

Although St Mark’s is a denominational school, families of other faiths or of no faith are welcome within the community of the school.    

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 20 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 20 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.

Teachers are responsible for seeking approval of the Bishop of a Diocese for appointment to any post in a Catholic School in that area. For details on how to seek approval please go to

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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