Principal Teacher- Leith Walk Primary School

City of Edinburgh Council
£38,991 per year
06 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Children & Families

Principal Teacher, fixed term 30 June 2017
Leith Walk Primary School

Salary: £38,991
Hours: 35

Salaries will be in accordance with the Scheme of Salaries and Conditions of Service for Teaching Staff in School Education.

Opening in 1876, Leith Walk Primary School is one of the oldest primary schools in Edinburgh, located in a busy city centre location. Find out more about the life and work of the school at “Rich in diversity, building strength through creativity and achievement. We are fully committed to excellence in teaching and learning and celebrate the achievements of our stakeholders. As Citizens, we are committed to the Values of Wisdom, Justice, Integrity and Compassion. We are Lifelong Learners who can think critically about what we know and learn, to bring about innovations and positive change in society. We set ourselves the highest expectations to demonstrate that we are an ambitious, thinking school. We are prepared to embrace whatever our future holds”.

Leith Walk Primary School is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, dynamic, enthusiastic and experienced individual to take up post as temporary Principal Teacher Point 1.  The successful candidate will be part of the Senior Management Team in school; and will have a teaching commitment in the nursery, responsibility for Early Level, and responsibility for Numeracy and Mathematics across the school.  The Principal Teacher will also be given an opportunity to lead other aspects within school to further their leadership capacity.

We invite applications from inspirational and dedicated practitioners with an excellent track record in teaching and learning.  You will be committed to sustaining school improvement, promoting high quality learning and teaching, raising achievement and attainment for all learners, and working collegiately with colleagues and the school community.

Applications are invited from practitioners who have the vision and energy to sustain and ensure continued development and progress within our school, and have a natural enthusiasm for, and firm commitment to, improving life chances for all children, joining a school community who want Leith Walk Primary School to be the best it can be for children, staff, families and the school community

Experience of teaching at Early level is essential, with experience of teaching in the nursery being desirable.

This post would also be suitable for Secondment.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. 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 the City of Edinburgh Council.

Closing date: 20 October 2016

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