Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £63,150.00 - £63,150.00 gross per year
  • Livingston


Job Head Teacher, Bankton Primary School, 35 hours per week, Closing Date 24th November 2019

Bankton Primary School is a non-denominational school serving the communities of Dedridge and Adambrae in Livingston South. The school provides for both nursery and primary children from 3 -12 years old and is an integral part of The James Young Cluster of schools. The present role is 80 in Nursery and 300 in Primary.

Bankton Primary School is currently staffed by a Headteacher, Depute Headteacher, Principal Teacher and 11 Class Teachers from P.1 – P.7. The forty place Nursery Class is staffed by an Early Years Officer and 3 Nursery Nurses. The Nursery is currently line managed by the Depute Headteacher. There are specialist teachers in P.E. and Music. Instrumental tuition is provided from P.5 in Brass and Bagpipes.

The school benefits from extensive support for learning activities from a Support for Learning Teacher and Pupil Support team.

Class teachers are regularly up skilled with high quality CLPL on meeting a range of needs in their classrooms. There are also flexible Nurture arrangements in place for pupils who require this level of support. Professional Learning is a continuing priority in the school with well-established teacher leadership contributing to school improvement.

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 byrepayment schedule. If your employment concludes before the amount is re-paid in full, the outstanding balance will be deducted from your final salary.

  • education
  • teacher
  • teaching