West Calder High School is a non-denominational comprehensive school offering our students a progressive, relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum with opportunities for personalisation and choice. We are fully committed to engaging our young people in their learning and make it a priority to ensure that all students have the opportunity to enjoy a high quality educational experience at West Calder High School. Current roll is in the region of 720 students.
We offer a wide and varied a curriculum, emphasising the need for learners to be as successful as possible in their attainment. We recognise and value a range of achievements in music, art, sport, technology, dance, drama, enterprise and interpersonal skills.
West Calder High School offers the opportunity for all young people to succeed. We support all learners through our Pupil Support Faculty whose aim is to meet the needs of all individuals in an atmosphere of respect for self and for others. We want WCHS to thrive as an ambitious, vibrant and caring community, working in partnership with others to improve and to meet the needs of every learner, where resources, knowledge and skills are shared and used wisely, and achievements are shared and celebrated. The school has achieved Rights Respecting School Level 1 status, and has significantly increased the level of student involvement in the life of the school, promoting active citizenship through charity work and community engagement.
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 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: 11/11/2018
West Calder High, Limefield, Polbeth, West Calder, EH55 8QN