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Windygoul Primary School, Brotherstone Way, Tranent, EH33 2QF
£57,657 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

DHT/HT Salary Scale Point 4

Temporary secondment cover until the 28th of June 2023
Days and Hours of Work:
To start ASAP

Windygoul Primary School has a rising roll which currently standing at around 700 pupils, making up 23 classes in the main school, 3 classes in our Woodside Provision and 6 classes in the Nursery (70/70). Windygoul has a diverse school population drawing from a wide demographic and we strive to ensure that every member of our Windygoul family is valued and supported to thrive in our community, both now and into the future.  There are plans to extend the nursery in the near future to accommodate a further 48/48 children.

We see ourselves as a learning community for all where achievements are celebrated and improvement priorities are built through a shared dialogue and understanding. Through a relentless focus on Learning and Teaching and the development of strong community links, we aim to provide engaging learning experiences in a stimulating environment where learners are happy, safe and valued. Our learners are encouraged to reach their potential and become respectful, positive and responsible citizens.

It is desirable for candidates to have experience in Early Level, including Early Learning and Childcare. Experience across junior school (Primary 1 and 2) would also beneficial. They should also have knowledge and experience of supporting learning and teaching to enhance pupil experience, achievement and attainment across the curriculum, especially within literacy.

East Lothian Council applicants must obtain approval from their line manager before submitting an application for any secondment opportunity.

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 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.

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:
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