Teacher of English, West Lothian

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Whitburn AcademyWest Lothian

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £27,438-£36,480
Contract term: Permanent

Whitburn Academy is a non-denominational secondary school serving the communities of Whitburn, East Whitburn, Longridge, Fauldhouse, Stoneyburn and Greenrigg in West Lothian. The school was originally built in 1967 and refurbished via PPP between 2001-2003. The school covers the age range 12 to 18 and stages S1 through to S6.

Our key aspiration at Whitburn Academy is to provide everyone with an education which will equip them to live in the adult world of work, leisure, personal relationships and family life. Each person will be given the opportunity to develop the skills required by this adult world, with an emphasis for all on acquiring the qualifications necessary for further education or entry to particular occupations.

We feel that the culture and ethos in school is very important in helping to achieve these aims. We encourage a spirit of co-operation and tolerance, determination, creativity and self-reliance, believing these qualities important as young people grow up and enter adult society. We recognise the crucial role played by parent/carers in creating such an atmosphere and seek at all times to maintain effective communication with them.

Everyone at Whitburn Academy is encouraged to incorporate these shared values into their daily lives:

  • Responsibility
  • Ambition
  • Compassion
  • Honesty
  • Confidence
  • Hard Work

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: 19/08/2018

Reference: WEL02774

Whitburn Academy
Shanks Road

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More about Whitburn Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Shanks Road, Whitburn, Bathgate, West Lothian, EH47 0HL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1501 740675