Head Teacher, Whitburn Academy, 20.13, C/D 25/09/16
Head Teacher, Whitburn Academy, 35 hours per week, Closing Date 25th September 2016
Whitburn Academy is a non-denominational secondary school serving the communities of Whitburn, East Whitburn, Longridge, Fauldhouse, Stoneyburn and Greenrigg in West Lothian. The school was originally built in 1967 and refurbished via PPP between 2001-2003. The school covers the age range 12 to 18 and stages S1 through to S6. For session 2015-16 the school roll was 775.
Our key aspiration at Whitburn Academy is to provide everyone with an education which will equip them to live in the adult world of work, leisure, personal relationships and family life. Each person will be given the opportunity to develop the skills required by this adult world, with an emphasis for all on acquiring the qualifications necessary for further education or entry to particular occupations.
We feel that the culture and ethos in school is very important in helping to achieve these aims. We encourage a spirit of co-operation and tolerance, determination, creativity and self-reliance, believing these qualities important as young people grow up and enter adult society. We recognise the crucial role played by parent/carers in creating such an atmosphere and seek at all times to maintain effective communication with them.
Everyone at Whitburn Academy is encouraged to incorporate these shared values into their daily lives:
- Hard Work
In session 2016 – 2017, the school has identified the following areas as areas of focus for raising attainment and securing improvement
1.3 leadership of change
2.5 family learning
3.1 ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion
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.
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