Principal Teacher - Nursery Class - Sanderson's Wynd Primary School

East Lothian Council
£38,991 per year Pro Rata
14 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Vacancy Information

Principal Teacher Salary Scale Point 1 (£38991 per annum)

Temporary full time maternity cover until 30 June 2017
35 hours per week
To start 9 January 2017

This post is based in the Nursery Class.

Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School currently has 14 classes, P1 – P7 and The Hub, East Lothian Council provision for pupils with severe and complex needs. The school has a 60:60 place nursery which supports 6 pupils with severe and complex needs. Currently 4 children in their pre-school year and 4 ante pre-school children attend. There is also provision for up to 3 children aged 2 years. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a totally inclusive environment. The post is in our nursery department, which is a very well resourced facility with different areas for pupil to develop a range of skills and flourish in a nurturing happy and safe environment.

An After School Club, Wraparound Care, Home Start and a community wing are on site.

Job Details

Subject to the policies of the school and the Council, the duties of Principal Teachers are to perform such tasks as the Head Teacher shall direct. These should give reasonable regard to overall teacher workload related to:

Curricular development and quality assurance.
Contribute to the development of school policy in relation to the behaviour management of pupils.
The management and guidance of colleagues.  Review the CPD needs, career development and performance of colleagues.
Provision of advice, support and guidance to colleagues.  
Responsible for the leadership, good management and strategic direction of pastoral care within the school.
Assist in the management, deployment and development of pastoral care staff.
Implement whole school policies dealing with guidance issues, pastoral care, assessment and pupil welfare.
Working in partnership with colleagues, parents and other specialist agencies as appropriate.
Working alongside class teachers to share best practice and take forward the Improvement Plan priorities.
Participate in the overall administration of the school.
Assist in aspects of the School Improvement Plan

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification attached at the bottom of the page for the full range of tasks and duties associated with the job. 

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Full GTCS Registration is required.
Evidence of CPD

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Additional Information

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See also:
PRIMARY Principal Teacher Final April 2016.pdf