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Dunbar Primary School John Muir Campus Lammermuir Cresent Dunbar, EH42 1DG
£68,265 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Vacancy Information

2 Depute Head Teacher Positions Available

DHT/HT Salary Scale Point 5 (£68,265 per annum)

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday
To start 12th August 2024.

Dunbar Primary School is a very large non-denominational primary school split over two campuses serving the community of Dunbar and the surrounding villages; the roll continues to rise as additional housing is built in Dunbar. The current roll is just under 1,200 pupils from Nursery – Primary 7.

The John Muir Campus currently has fifteen P1–P3 classes and five rooms in our nursery. Within the John Muir Campus is the Local Authority Communication Provision (The Cove) for primary pupils. The Lochend Campus has twenty P4 – P7 classes.

The Head Teacher has no class commitment; there are five Depute Head Teachers, three based at the John Muir campus, one who has responsibility for The Cove, and two based at the Lochend campus. The school is also supported by a full-time Principal Teacher - Inclusion and Support and one Principal Teacher with full-time class commitment and a Family Support Worker.

Dunbar Primary School works within an ethos of Support, Inclusion and Nurture and our values of AMBITION, RESILIENCE, COMMUNITY and HAPPINESS are realised within and out with our school community

The school has enthusiastic children, supportive parents, committed support staff and dedicated teachers. All staff have high expectations and are committed to raising attainment and achievement for all the pupils at Dunbar Primary School.

The DHTs will be responsible for the effective delivery of identified whole school priorities contained within the improvement plan as well as the day to day running of their allocated year stages.

  • Longleet interviews will take place on 11 June 2024 in Dunbar Primary School
  • Shortleet interviews will take place on 24 June 2024 in Dunbar Primary School

Job Details

The role of a Depute Head Teacher is to assist and, where necessary, to deputise for the Head Teacher as required. The role of the Head Teacher is, within the resources available, to conduct the affairs of the school to the benefit of the pupils and the community it serves, through pursuing objectives and implementing policies set by East Lothian Council under the overall direction of the Head of Education.

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.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Full GTCS Registration is required.

PVG Membership
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.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living out with 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.UK website.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:

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 Schools:
Further details on all East Lothian Council Primary and Secondary Schools, including individual school websites can be found here:
Primary Schools
Secondary Schools

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