Head Teacher - St Andrew's Fox Covert RC Primary School

Edinburgh, Midlothian
17 May 2018
Contract Type
Part Time
Job Description

Communities and Families

Head Teacher
St Andrew’s Fox Covert RC Primary School

Salary: £51,330
Hours: 35

St Andrew’s Fox Covert RC Primary School is a denominational primary school serving the area of west Edinburgh. The wide catchment area comprises mixed housing, mainly owner occupied, with an increasing social and economic diversity. The school received £19, 200 in Pupil Equity Funding this year.

The school was re-named last session from Fox Covert RC Primary to St Andrew’s Fox Covert RC Primary, to create a clear and strong identity within its shared campus setting. As part of this process the school values were revisited to give clarity and direction and a new school motto developed to encompass those values - ‘alumnare, inspirare, florere’ – ‘nurture, inspire, flourish’ as we aim to nurture and inspire children and prepare them to flourish in life.

Close links exist with Fox Covert Primary School as a shared campus. The school has good links with St Kentigerns Park Grove and St John the Baptist parishes.

The current school roll is 175 in a single stream arrangement with seven classes.

The school’s teaching staff comprises the Head Teacher, Principal Teacher and a further six class teachers, one of whom is a newly qualified teacher. The school team also includes a part time Support for Learning teacher, a number of Pupil Support Assistants, and a Business Manager, School Administrator and Service Support officer complete the core school staffing

The school is served by visiting specialists of PE, woodwind and violin/viola. A visiting teacher for English as an Additional Language (EAL) support staff and pupils.

The school is well supported by a Parent Council and has important partnerships with third sector organisations.

Long Leet Interviews will be held on Wednesday 6th June 2018.


Teachers are responsible for seeking approval of the Bishop of a Diocese for appointment to any post in a Catholic School in that area. For details on how to seek approval please go to http://church-approval/

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.

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