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  • Ref no: WEL03993
  • Published: 15/1/2020
  • Closes: 2/2/2020
  • Location: Deans Community High, Eastwood Park, Livingston, EH54 8PS
  • Salary: £51,120.00
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

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Principal Teacher of English, Deans Community High School, 35 hours per Week, Closing date 2nd February 2020

Deans Community High School is a six-year non-denominational comprehensive school offering our students a progressive, relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum with opportunities for personalisation and choice. We are fully committed to engaging our students in their learning and make it a priority to ensure that all students have the opportunity to enjoy a high quality educational experience at Deans. Current roll is in the region of 1000 pupils.

We offer a wide and varied a curriculum, emphasising the need for learners to be as successful as possible in their attainment. We recognise and value a range of achievements in music, art, sport, technology, dance, drama, enterprise and interpersonal skills. The new school building offers outstanding facilities including a theatre, swimming pool, dance studio and comprehensive music suite.  Students are encouraged to make the most of these through our curriculum and numerous extra-curricular activities.           

Deans Community High School offers the opportunity for all students to succeed. We support all learners through our Integrated Support Team whose aim is to meet the needs of all individuals in an atmosphere of respect for self and for others. We want DCHS to thrive as an ambitious, vibrant and caring community, working in partnership with others to improve and to meet the needs of every learner, where resources, knowledge and skills are shared and used wisely, and achievements are shared and celebrated.

Our values reflect the values of our school and form the foundation of our educational philosophy:






 Our shared vision reflects experience we are working towards as a school community:

 Students at Deans Community High School will be inspired through high quality learning and teaching, in a safe, inclusive environment, to confidently achieve and attain the very best they can to succeed in life, learning and work.

Our Senior Leadership Team meet on a regular basis and each member contributes to the strategic and operational leadership and management of the school.

 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. 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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