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Seafield Primary School, Cousland Terrace, Seafield, EH47 7BL
£61,185 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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After 1 August 2020, Education Authorities can only appoint the following categories of people as permanent Head Teachers: -

  • People who have achieved the Standard for Headship.
  • People appointed as permanent Head Teachers of a public school, a grant-aided school or an independent school on or before 1 August 2020.

A person who has not yet achieved the Standard for Headship may be appointed as a head teacher, provided the appointment does not exceed 30 months

Seafield Primary School serves the community of Seafield.  The school roll is currently 100 pupils split over 5 composite classes and 29 children within the Early Learning and Childcare provision.  The staff team comprises of an Acting Head Teacher, Principal Teacher, 7 members of teaching staff, 3 pupil support workers and 1 administrative assistant.  Within the ELC, there are 2 part time Early Years Officers, 4 Early Years Practitioners and 1 Pupil Support Worker.

The ELC is supported by our ELCASM (Early Learning and Childcare Area Support Manager).  As part of the Deans Community High School cluster, the school has effective links with the secondary school and other feeder primaries, through Literacy moderation and STEM CLPL.  Partnerships are also evident in the school’s strong and collaborative culture with partner agencies and across the local authority.

Reconnecting with the wider community will be a firm focus for the school in 2022/2023.  Other improvement priorities include:

  • Children’s rights and the UNCRC are fully embedded within the learning community
  • Children’s learning experiences are improved through continued consistency of learning and teaching approaches within literacy and numeracy
  • Targeted learners’ attainment will improve as a result of specific interventions with the areas of literacy and numeracy
  • Learners will continue to engage in STEM activities ensuring greater coverage of technology experiences and outcomes

We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds

West Lothian Council are committed to far reaching changes to the way we deliver our Education Services. These changes include giving you the support and environment that you need to get on with your job and develop your abilities. Our dedication is demonstrated by the whole council achievement of the Investors in People Standard and always aiming a little higher in our service delivery and improvements.

A relevant teaching qualification and registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland is essential.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.  Successful candidates will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment and the cost will be met by the candidate.

The fee for a Full PVG Scheme Membership is £59 or Existing Member is £18