Teacher of Business Education, St Margaret's Academy, 21.9, CD 23/10/16
Teacher of Business Education, St Margaret's Academy, 35 hours per week, closing date 23rd October 2016
St Margaret’s Academy is a Catholic secondary school situated in Livingston, West Lothian. The school has six associated primary schools drawing a comprehensive mix of students and serves the communities of Livingston, Pumpherston, Dechmont, Broxburn, Uphall, Winchburgh, Kirknewton, East Calder and Mid Calder. The current school roll is 1100 Students with 87 members of teaching staff including those designated to support students with additional learning needs.
St Margaret’s Academy has an excellent reputation in the local community, particularly for the high standards of conduct and confidence displayed by students. In addition to the formal curriculum, a wide range of extra-curricular and out-of-hours activities are on offer. The school receives a high level of support and encouragement from parents. Attendance at parents’ evenings is good, and information and consultation exercises are well supported.
- To ensure the highest level of attainment and achievement across the curriculum for the young person
- To maintain a high standard of teaching and promote effective learning, enabling young people to enjoy their education and to develop positive attitudes towards learning, in accordance with the purposes A Curriculum for Excellence.
- To provide effective support systems to meet the needs of all young people which promote personal, social and spiritual development and underpin academic achievement
- To provide a welcoming, peaceful, joyful and happy environment, which actively develops confidence, self esteem and respect for religious, cultural and social diversity
- To provide high quality leadership at all levels
- To promote positive links with all parts of the local community, reaching out to, and working with, our neighbours in a strong spirit of mutual respect.
The current priorities for session 2015-2016 are:
- To review and develop high quality learning experiences for young people throughout the curriculum and to further develop the curriculum through the junior and senior phase supporting young people to make successful transitions at each stage of their learning journey
- Progress in achieving equity in attainment and achievement for all and improving attainment in numeracy
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.
Written approval by the Catholic Church will be required for this position. Please see www.sces.uk.com for further information.
This post is considered Regulated Work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scotland Act 2007. From 28 February 2011 preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.
21.9 - Teacher of Business Education - St Margaret's Academy.pdf