Class Teacher, 83.9, West Lothian Council

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Uphall Primary SchoolWest Lothian Council
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £27,438-£36,480
Contract term: Permanent


Uphall Primary School is a non-denominational school set within the village of Uphall. It serves the residents of Uphall and Ecclesmachan. The school sits within the Broxburn Academy cluster. The school has 14 classes. We currently have 15 class teachers, a full time Acting Principal Teacher and a part time Acting Principal Teacher as well as 0.8 support for learning teacher. The nursery has 50 places in the morning and 30 places in the afternoon and current roll is 59. A new Head Teacher was appointed in August 2017 and a permanent Depute Head Teacher was appointed in May 2018.

There is a committed team of support staff who work collaboratively with teaching staff for the benefit of all pupils. Pupil experiences are further enhanced through nurture groups, a woodwind music teacher and active schools contributions. The school building provides a bright and flexible work space for both children and staff. This includes a nurture class and a learning support room. The school is currently developing learning lounges outside the classrooms with new library areas. The school has sizeable playgrounds and a secluded garden area with log seating. The school is continuing to develop outdoor learning and play opportunities. The school provides a well-attended Breakfast Club, Lunchtime Nurture Group and break time Garden Gang. The school has strong links with the community through two local churches, the local community centre and Broxburn United Football Club. The Parent Council provide excellent support and contribution to the school and parental engagement continues to strengthen. We have recently re designed our school uniform and badge and feel this represents our school ethos, history and future aspirations very well.

You would work in partnership with all stakeholders within Uphall Primary School to ensure a high quality pupil experience that reflects curricular design principles and pupil entitlements with the ultimate aim of maximised achievement and attainment for all.   Our vision statement “Together Everybody Achieves More, Uphall Promotes Success” underpins our collaborative approach to improvement where every voice is important and valued. The school values - responsible, resilience, respect, tolerance, honesty and community - underpin all decision making in the daily life of the school.

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

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.  Successful candidates will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment and the cost will be met by the candidate.

The fee for a Full PVG Scheme Membership is £59 or Existing Member is £18. The £59 cost (where appropriate) will be deducted from your salary over a 1 or 3 month period by repayment schedule.  If your employment concludes before the amount is re-paid in full, the outstanding balance will be deducted from your final salary.

Closing date: 17/03/2019

Reference: WEL03316

Uphall Primary School, Crossgreen Drive, Uphall

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Address: Crossgreen Drive, Uphall, Broxburn, West Lothian, EH52 6DS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1506 852516