Class Teacher, Howden St Andrews Primary School, 22.12, CD 23/10/16

Vacancy posted: Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Salary: 26,895 - 35,763
Location: Livingston

Closing date: 23 October 2016
Job ref. no.: WEL01427

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Class Teacher, Howden St Andrews Primary School, 35 hours per week, closing date23rd October 2016

Howden St. Andrew's Primary school is a denominational school which was established in February 1970 and provides for nursery children 20/20 and stages P1-P7 with a current roll of 349. Its catchment area caters for children living north of the River Almond, east of the A899 to Pumpherston and west of the A899 to Livingston Village. It serves the Howden, Craigshill, Ladywell and Livingston Village areas of Livingston.

The school management team is made up of a new Acting HT, DHT and PT. Nursery classes are supported by a nursery teacher and nursery nurse.

Distributed leadership is promoted across the whole staff. Staff demonstrate strong collegiality and teamwork which maintains the positive climate for learning in the school.

Nurture group approaches and strong partnership working supports developments in key areas of learning across the school and nursery classes to meet the wide range of GIRFEC needs.

The school works closely with the Parent Council, local parish and wider community.

The school runs a very successful breakfast club and provides after school clubs at various times throughout the year.

This session, the priorities for improvements are:

Raising attainment through effective self evaluation and moderation. Raising attainment in literacy and numeracy ensuring excellence and equity for all learners.

Arelevant 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 for further information.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. 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 the West Lothian Council.

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