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  • Ref no: WEL04015
  • Published: 15/1/2020
  • Closes: 2/2/2020
  • Location: West Calder High, Limefield, Polbeth, EH55 8QN
  • Salary: £80,238.00
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

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Head Teacher, West Calder High School, 35 hours per week, Closing Date 2nd February 2020

West Calder High School is a non-denominational comprehensive school offering students a progressive, relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum with opportunities for personalisation and choice. Staff are fully committed to engaging young people in their learning and make it a priority to ensure that all students have the opportunity to enjoy a high quality educational experience. Current roll is in the region of 740 students.

West Calder High School offers a wide and varied a curriculum, emphasising the need for learners to be as successful as possible in their attainment. The school recognises and values a range of achievements in music, art, sport, technology, dance, drama, enterprise and interpersonal skills.

Having recently moved to a new £32m building, West Calder High School facilities are state of the art, representing West Lothian Council's biggest ever single investment in education. It is already transforming learning and teaching for West Calder pupils.  

The senior management structure of the school consists of a Headteacher, 2 Depute Headteachers, 8 PTCs, 3 PTs and a Business Support manager. The school has a faculty structure with 5 faculties and 3 departments.

The school offers the opportunity for all young people to succeed, meeting the needs of all individuals in an atmosphere of respect for self and for others. The school thrives as an ambitious, vibrant and caring community, working in partnership with others to improve and where resources, knowledge and skills are shared and used wisely, and achievements are celebrated. There is a positive and mutually respectful relationship between school staff and students. The school has achieved Rights Respecting School Level 1 status, and has significantly increased the level of student involvement in the life of the school, promoting active citizenship through charity work and community engagement.

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

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.

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. The £59 cost (where appropriate) will be deducted from your salary over a 1 or 3 month period by repayment schedule.  If your employment concludes before the amount is re-paid in full, the outstanding balance will be deducted from your final salary

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