Whitdale Primary School is a large two stream non-denominational school on the east side of Whitburn, West Lothian, which is part of the Whitburn Academy cluster. Our vision is to create a safe and happy community, and a curriculum which inspires, engages, challenges and enables learning that lasts a lifetime. We have a strong commitment to ensuring excellence and equity for all our pupils and believe that everyone has the capacity to realise their full potential and to flourish.
The school roll as of March 2017 is 367 with pupils organised across fourteen classes. We currently have 100 nursery children organised over two sessions in our Early Years Centre; we also offer flexible 2 day provision and provision for up to 10 eligible 2 year olds. 27% of our P1-7 pupils in receipt of free school meals, 37% of children attending are in decile bands 1 and 2, providing an exciting opportunity for the school to address the ‘closing the gap’ agenda. The school and nursery are staffed by a head teacher, a depute head teacher, two principal teachers, fifteen class teachers, two support for learning teachers (one full-time, one part-time), two visiting specialists, five pupil support workers, six nursery nurses, two office staff and three supervisory assistants.
The school has a supportive parent body and works closely with the local community to establish effective links to support our children’s learning.
West Lothian Council are committed to far reaching changes to the way we deliver our Education Services. These changes include giving you the support and environment that you need to get on with your job and develop your abilities. Our dedication is demonstrated by the whole council achievement of the Investors in People Standard and always aiming a little higher in our service delivery and improvements.
A relevant teaching qualification and registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland is essential.
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.
Closing date: 14/01/2018
Whitdale Primary School