- Location: Prestonpans
- £41,418 per annum, PRINCIPAL TEACHER 2
- Hours: Full Time
- Contact: Please see description
- Reference: EAL03379
Principal Teacher Salary PT point 2 (£41418 per annum) subject to job sizing
Permanent full time position
35 hours per week
To start September 2018
Preston Lodge High School is a non-denominational secondary school serving the communities of Cockenzie, Port Seton, Longniddry and Prestonpans. Our roll is currently 943, and the school is easily commutable from Edinburgh.
In June 2010 we were inspected and the particular strengths of the school were found to be:
The high morale and improving ethos of the school community
The contributions of young people to improvements in the climate for learning
The work of staff across the school in supporting young people's learning
The strong leadership of the Head teacher on school improvement.
Since then, our motivated staff, students, parents and the community we serve have worked hard to further improve all aspects of our school.
Having worked closely with Cramlington Learning Village in Northumberland we have engaged all our staff in a fundamental examination of lesson planning and practice, which has resulted in the Preston Lodge Accelerated Learning Cycle, Full details of our approach to learning can be found on our website at https://www.edubuzz.org/plfearning/. Our work is now focused on continuously improving our approach to classroom practice, in order to develop student and staff learning, with an emphasis on Making Thinking Visible. Key to this is the provision of proper time for teachers to collaboratively plan exciting lessons that stimulate alt learners, and the Preston Lodge Learning Foundation employs a Head of Development to source financial support for this work.
Our PT ClaSsroom Practice, our strong Learning Skills programme, our annual Learning Festival, and a highly innovative in-school Teacher Leadership Academy for our staff are just some examples of the focus that we give to this work. Our staff and students work together to develop an understanding of not just what key skills should be learned by students, but how they should be learned and why they are important.
Our new curriculum fully meets the expectations of Curriculum for Excellence, with a focus on two year courses at both Higher and National 5 for S4-6 students, and we are increasingly exploring alternative accreditation. For example, we are one of the biggest user of the Open Universities Young Applicants in Scottish Schools scheme. We were the first wireless network High School in East Lothian, and we have introduced a new Bring Your Own Device programme for young people.
One of our key aims is to maximise achievement and attainment for all our students. Examination results are improving (201 7's 3+ and 5+ Highers for S5 students set new school records) and a key priority for us is securing and retaining the highest quality of new staff. We are looking for highly motivated, open minded and innovative learners to join us and to help us secure positive futures for our young people.
This is an exciting time for Preston Lodge High School, and the community it serves. Further details about the school can be found on our website at http://www.prestonlodge.net
Head Teacher, Preston Lodge High School, Park View, PrestonpansJob Details
Subject to the policies of the school and East Lothian Council, the duties of a Principal Teacher, as a member of the school’s management team, is to perform such tasks as the Head Teacher/Depute Head Teacher will direct having reasonable regard to the overall workload of a classroom teacher.
This role involves the management and co-ordination of our Inclusion team and is part of a wider Pupil Support Management team. This involves close working with Guidance and Support For Learning staff. The role is to promote inclusion across the school and to support the most vulnerable students with a range of Additional Support Needs in order to reach their full potential. This involves direct teaching, pastoral care, group work and individual work, working in conjunction with our Guidance team and external agencies. It can involve dealing with challenging pupils and situations. There will be a whole school remit within the role of Principal Teacher and there is line management responsibility for two members of staff.
Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with the job.
Full GTCS Registration is required.
Evidence of CPD
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.
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