Head Teacher, St Columba's RC Primary School, 26.20, CD 18/12/16
Head Teacher, St Columba’s Primary School, 35 hours per week, closing date 18th December 2016
St. Columba’s Primary School is a denominational school serving the community of Boghall and parts of Bathgate. The school has strong links with St. Kentigern’s Academy and its associated primary schools.
The school roll this session is 133, with a 6 class organisation. The school is staffed by a Head Teacher, a principal teacher, 5 class teachers, 1 part time support for learning teacher, together with a Music, an Art and a PE specialist. The nursery class has 50 children in the morning and 40 in the afternoon session. 5 fte Nursery Nurses and an Early Years Officer lead learning in the nursery class and its recently upgraded outdoor area. 5.0 fte Pupil Support Workers complete the staff team. There is also a nurture base in the school.
Pupils, parents/carers, staff, the parish and the wider community identify strongly with the school. The welcoming and inclusive atmosphere reflects the school’s commitment to a climate of mutual respect and trust based on shared values and positive, supportive relationships. Staff know the learners and their families well. The school benefits from the support of an active Parent Council.
Effective self-evaluation, leading to improvement, is central to the life and work of the school. The staff team regularly discuss best practice and current educational developments to achieve consistent whole school approaches. Recent improvement work has focussed on raising attainment, particularly in Literacy and Numeracy. There is on going work strengthening parental engagement through outdoor learning initiatives.
The school learning community has very high expectations and continuously strives to deliver excellence and equity for all learners.
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.
26.20 Head Teacher, St Columba's PS.pdf