Head Teacher - Haddington Infant School / King's Meadow Primary School

East Lothian Council

  • Location: Haddington
  • £63,918 per annum, Head Teacher/Depute Headteacher 12
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: EAL03004

Vacancy Information

DHT/HT Salary Scale Point 12 (£63918 per annum)

Permanent full time position
35 hours per week
To start asap

It is our vision in East Lothian to provide the best education service in Scotland. We aim to achieve this by working in partnership with the public, voluntary and private sectors to build an East Lothian where everyone has the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life which contributes to a fair and sustainable future. The New Haddington School is at the forefront of our ambitious strategy and is at the centre of our vibrant learning community working towards raising attainment and achievement for all.

Following a recent statutory consultation process the decision was taken to close two existing schools, serving Nursery to Primary 3 and Primary 4 to Primary 7, and open one school across the two existing campuses Nursery to Primary 7. We need an innovative and determined school leader to play an influential role to establish a shared learning community based on shared values ensuring that our young people achieve the best educational outcomes. To be successful you will utilise your highly developed interpersonal and leadership skills to inspire and motivate teachers and to continue to build a secure and trusting partnerships across the Haddington Community and beyond.

The new school is co-educational and non-denominational and is situated in the town of Haddington. The secondary school catchment area is Knox Academy. The school roll is 739, which includes nursery pupils. There is a nursery class which operates a morning and afternoon session. There are 27 teachers responsible for classes P1 to P7 and 2 Deputy Head Teachers. Currently there are two active and well established parent councils who are supportive and keen to work collaboratively to support the transition to the new school with one new Parent Council. The aim of the school is to create a caring and secure environment where everyone feels happy, confident and valued.

View the youtube video of New Haddington School at:- https://youtu.be/5f1OZm7GzKE

Further information regarding the schools can be found at:-

It is anticipated that interviews will take place early in the new school session.

Job Details

The role of the Head Teacher is, within the resources available, to conduct the affairs of both Schools to the benefit of the pupils and the communities they serve, through pursuing objectives and implementing policies set by East Lothian Council under the overall direction of the Depute Chief Executive, Resources and People Services.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification attached at the bottom of the page for the full range of tasks and duties associated with the job. 

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Full GTCS Registration is required.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:
Teaching Employment Information

East Lothian Council Schools:
Further details on all East Lothian Council Primary and Secondary Schools, including individual school websites can be found here: http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/directories/878/schools

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