St Kentigern’s Academy is a Catholic secondary school situated in Blackburn serving the west of West Lothian, and the catchment area retains a community spirit and aspects of its mining cultural heritage. It is one of two denominational schools in West Lothian. The school has ten associated primary schools, but in session 2019-2020 our S1 is made up of students from twenty seven primary schools, drawing a comprehensive mix of students.
The current school roll is 1265 Students with 92 members of teaching staff including those designated to support students with additional learning needs. The school’s free meal entitlement (FME) for session 2019/20 is 19.1%. The school has an integrated Autism Support Unit (Multi-Study) in addition to a Learning Base, Nurture Base and both an Employability and a Health & Wellbeing Hub.
St Kentigern’s Academy has an excellent reputation in the local community, particularly for the high standards of conduct and confidence displayed by students and full school uniform. In addition to the formal curriculum, a wide range of extra-curricular and out-of-hours activities are on offer. The school receives a high level of support and encouragement from parents. Attendance at parents’ evenings is good, and information and consultation exercises are well supported. The school has recently had a successful HMIe visit.
To provide a Christian community in which all members are equally respected, are treated fairly and are supported to achieve to the best of their abilities.
To promote the highest standards of achievement and attainment for all our Students.
To provide a supportive learning and teaching environment and an effective curriculum that encourages each young person to develop his or her full potential academically, spiritually and socially.
To encourage young people to develop as responsible citizens, successful learners, effective contributors and confident individuals.
To promote effective communication and partnership between school, home, parish and the groups and agencies that support our school.
To help young people to play a full and active part in the life of their community and to encourage participation by parents and the wider community in the life and work of the school.
To address inequalities due to poverty and ensure equity for all our students.
A relevant teaching qualification and registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland is essential.
Written approval by the Catholic Church will be required for this position. Please see www.sces.uk.comfor further information.
Closing date: 29/03/2020
St Kentigerns Academy, West Main Street, Blackburn, Bathgate