Principal Teacher - Sighthill Primary School

Edinburgh, UK
18 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description
Communities and Families

Principal Teacher
Sighthill Primary School

Salary: £43,836
Hours: 35 hours per week

Sighthill is a Primary School which is situated in the Calders in the West area of Edinburgh. Built in 1968, the school serves a catchment area which is fairly wide and comprises a social mix, attracting families of many faiths and of none. Several families of ethnic minority have placed their children in Sighthill Primary.

The current school roll (excluding the nursery) is 245. The nursery itself has thirty places for pupils in the morning and a further thirty in the afternoon. At present we are an 11 class school.

The class organisation and current pupil numbers are as follows: There are 11 class teachers, an LSSN teacher, 2 depute head teachers, a principal teacher and a head teacher. They are supported by a business manager, an administrator, and a number of learning assistants, a janitor, and a dining room supervisor.

The school has a fully established Parent Council who are very active in the school in items such as fundraising, volunteering and general parent communication and liaison.

We are looking for a dynamic, solution focused Principal teacher who has experience of the First Level, Health and Wellbeing and who has had experience of leading whole school improvement or who has significantly contributed to this. The post will involve two days McCrone cover.

For further information please visit our website at or to discuss the post please contact Fiona McGonigle 0131 453 2464.

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 City of Edinburgh Council.

Salaries will be in accordance with the Scheme of Salaries and Conditions of Service for Teaching Staff in School Education.

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