Class Teacher, Kirknewton PS, 25.4 CD 29/01/2017

West Lothian Council
£26,895 - £35,763 per year
09 Jan 2017
30 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

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Class Teacher, Kirknewton Primary School, 35 hours per week, closing date 29th January 2017

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.

Kirknewton Primary is a non-denominational primary school serving the village of Kirknewton and the surrounding community. At present the school roll is 207 pupils as well as a 30:30 nursery provision. Accommodation consists of 7 classrooms; a Support for Learning room; a shared Technologies room and gym hall/canteen. The school is sharing a campus with East Calder Primary for session 2015/16 and will return to Kirknewton for August 2016. The staff team consists of the Head Teacher, a Principal Teacher and ten class teachers. A specialist teacher delivers PE and the cluster benefit from a cluster Active Schools Coordinator. All pupils receive regular French lessons across the school and in line with the 1+2 languages agenda. We have a visiting specialist for brass instruction one morning per week for pupils in primary five to primary seven. A Support for Learning teacher also works part time supporting pupils across all stages of the school. There are four pupil support workers who are allocated between all classes in the school. The admin staff, janitor, cleaners and kitchen staff complete a team dedicated to the welfare of the children at the school.

Kirknewton Primary School is a welcoming and inclusive school where children are respected as individuals and encouraged to participate in the life of the school. We celebrate opportunities to succeed in every area of the curriculum as well as wider achievements. Educational visits, both locally and further afield, are an important part of the life of the school. Kirknewton Primary offers a curriculum, based on the four capacities linked to curriculum for excellence and it is our aim that we will succeed in making every child: a successful learner; confident individual; responsible citizen and an effective contributor. We are very proud of all our children and strive to provide excellent opportunities for them to succeed in school, in the wider community and in their future life.  We have strong partnerships with our parents and carers and our local community who support the work of the school. You can find out more about our school through our school blog:

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

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.