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Blacklaw Primary School Glen Arroch St Leonards East Kilbride, G74 2BP
£70,116 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

About the School:

Blacklaw Primary opened in 1969 and over the past 54 years we have gained a reputation for providing a quality education through a broad based curriculum, delivered by a team of highly committed professional staff using the most appropriate of resources and teaching methodologies.

We have a very happy, caring and friendly atmosphere in our school and everyone works hard to foster and maintain the school’s warming, caring and welcoming ethos. We believe that, working together, we will provide opportunities for all members of our community to achieve their full potential and experience success. Our school values put children at the HEART of all the work we do.

We strive to be Honest, Encourage and nurture, Always friendly, Respectful and Resilient and work as a Team. Our aim is to work together, as a school community, to achieve the best outcomes for all learners, providing an engaging environment where pupils are encouraged, supported, and challenged appropriately.

Our priority is to create a safe environment where better relationships lead to better learning and, in turn, better behaviour. We promote pupil leadership in classrooms and in the wider school life and are sensitive and responsive to the wellbeing of each child.

We have an active Parent Council who are play a vital role in the life of the school. In session 2022/2023, they were proactive in raising funds for our pupils to contribute to the enjoyment of life at Blacklaw.

We have strong community links, particularly with our local library and primary schools within the Calderglen Learning Community. Most of our pupils move on to Calderglen High School after P7. We have built solid partnerships with Calderglen to ensure successful transitions

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Legislative Information

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

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Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant. Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

The Individual

Transforming learning and teaching, inspiring learners, improving attainment and supporting young people to achieve their potential is what we want our schools to achieve.

We are looking to appoint an experienced and highly motivated leader who can take forward the Council’s priorities for education and the drivers of change in the National Improvement Framework.

You can do this as a Head Teacher in one of our modern school buildings which are designed to deliver a 21st century curriculum.

We are looking to appoint a Head Teacher who is required to:

Manage the affairs of the school to the benefit of the pupils and the wider community in compliance with the requirements of the statutes relating to the provision of education and the general duty of care owed to staff and pupils.

Formulate clear aims for the school and policies to ensure their achievement within the framework of the Council’s policies.

Ensure the communication of these aims and policies to all staff, pupils, parents and other users of the school.

Act on behalf of the Council, as principal professional adviser to the Parent Council which is a separately constituted group to support parental engagement, family learning, and provide such advice and information as required, by the Parental Involvement Act 2006.

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