Head Teacher - St Martin's Primary School

East Lothian Council
Tranent, East Lothian
08 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Vacancy Information

DHT/HT Salary Scale Point 6 (£52725 per annum)

Permanent full time position
35 hours per week
To start ASAP

This post has been re-advertised, previous unsuccessful candidates need not re-apply.

It is our vision in East Lothian to provide the best education service in Scotland. We aim to achieve this by working in partnership with the public, voluntary and private sectors to build an East Lothian where everyone has the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life which contributes to a fair and sustainable future.  St Martin’s RC Primary School is at the forefront of this ambitious strategy and is at the centre of our vibrant learning community working towards raising attainment and achievement for all.

We need an innovative and determined school leader to play an influential role to ensure that our young people achieve the best educational outcomes.  To be successful you will utilise your highly developed interpersonal and leadership skills to inspire and motivate teachers and to continue to build secure and trusting partnerships across the Tranent Community and beyond.

The vision of St Martin’s RC Primary School is a learning place for all of the school community and to provide a safe, nurturing and caring environment in which all pupils achieve their full potential and have the confidence and skills to meet the challenges of the future.

St Martin’s Primary School serves the educational needs Denominational and Non-denominational pupils in Tranent and surrounding areas teaching pupils from P1 to P7.    The school roll is currently 219, which includes 33 nursery pupils.  The nursery class operates a morning and afternoon session.    The school benefits from an active and well established Parent Council who are supportive of the school and work collaboratively to ensure the school is an integral part of the community.

The secondary school catchment area is Ross High School, Tranent but denominational pupils are welcome to make an application as non-district pupils to St David’s RC Secondary School, Dalkeith.

View the YouTube video of St Martins at https://youtu.be/ne_IBWn5t-Y

Further information regarding the school can be found at:-

Job Details

Head Teacher
The role of the Head Teacher is, within the resources available, to conduct the affairs of both Schools to the benefit of the pupils and the communities they serve, through pursuing objectives and implementing policies set by East Lothian Council under the overall direction of the Depute Chief Executive, Resources and People Services.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with the job.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Full GTCS Registration is required.

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.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the website.

Additional Information

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