- Location: St. Martins RC Primary School, High Street, Tranent, EH33 1HJ
- Salary: £45,150.00 per year
- Contract Type: Temporary
- Position Type: Full Time
- Hours: 35 hours per week
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Principal Teacher Salary Scale Point 1
Temporary maternity cover until February 2021
Days of work : Monday - Friday
To start August
Applications for this post will only be accepted from teachers who currently have a temporary, permanent or casual contract with East Lothian Council. Those with a casual contract MUST be undertaking work with ELC during the time the post is being advertised.
The duties of this post include Inclusion (PEF), Curriculum Development and supporting the Nursery Development
St Martin's RC primary School serves the needs of Roman Catholic and non-denominational pupils in Tranent and surrounding areas. St Martin's is a single storey building set in extensive grounds. There are seven classes from PI P 7 and a 20/20 nursery class. There is a dining room and a gym/assembly hall and a library system running in the school with the support of parent helpers. A co-operative framework of support from home, school and church surrounds our children.
As well as being committed to ensuring every child receives a high quality of education and achieves the highest possible standard of achievement. St Martin's is also committed to celebrating success and working with the wider community. Pupils throughout the whole school are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour and are active participants in the decision making process. The school encourages all staff and pupils to be leaders of learning through the school improvement plan and many new co-ordinator roles have been recently established. Our learning teams support leadership at all levels and we pride ourselves on developing real life skills for life, learning and work.
St Martin's has an active Parent Council and parents are actively encouraged to participate in all aspects of school life.
St Martin's has a breakfast club and after-school club. Our staff also offer a wide range of after-school clubs including a variety of sports and expressive arts.
Subject to the policies of the school and the Council, the duties of Principal Teachers are to perform such tasks as the Head Teacher shall direct. These should give reasonable regard to overall teacher workload related to:
Curricular development and quality assurance.
Contribute to the development of school policy in relation to the behaviour management of pupils.
The management and guidance of colleagues. Review the CPD needs, career development and performance of colleagues.
Provision of advice, support and guidance to colleagues.
Responsible for the leadership, good management and strategic direction of pastoral care within the school.
Assist in the management, deployment and development of pastoral care staff.
Implement whole school policies dealing with guidance issues, pastoral care, assessment and pupil welfare.
Working in partnership with colleagues, parents and other specialist agencies as appropriate.
Working alongside class teachers to share best practice and take forward the Improvement Plan priorities.
Participate in the overall administration of the school.
Assist in aspects of the School Improvement Plan
Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.
The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.
Full GTCS Registration is required.
Evidence of CPD
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.
All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.
Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.
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Please Note - Pay arrangements for those starting after 1st day of school session
In accordance with Teachers Conditions of Service (SNCT - Appendix 2.19), Teachers who commence employment with East Lothian Council after the first day of the school session will have their salary for the remainder of the school salary year (which runs from 1 August to 31 July each year), recalculated to reflect how teachers accrue leave and pay.
In these circumstances, a calculation will be carried out upon commencement of employment and leave and pay will be adjusted. Further information will be provided to the successful candidate should this be applicable.
East Lothian Council Primary Schools
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