East Lothian Council is advertising four positions at the new Wallyford Learning Campus as the establishment of the new school gathers pace. 

A School Business Manager is being sought to work with the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership team in the development of the school's values and strategic vision, as well as on operational matters relating to the leadership and management of the school and building, to inspire a team at the forefront of a growing school community.

Three Depute Head Teacher positions are also being recruited with each postholder having responsibility for a particular focus: Pupil Support, Curriculum and Additional Special Needs (ASN) Provision.

The move marks an important step in the establishment of the new school as construction work is well advanced. Head Teacher Gail Preston is eager to welcome colleagues on board to the school, saying: “This is a unique opportunity to play a full part in developing the vision, values and identity of a brand new learning community. The design of the extensive facilities at the Wallyford Learning Campus enable an exciting and dynamic approach to learning and teaching, whilst keeping a sense of safety and community at the heart of the building.

“Developing the campus is a true team effort, and we are looking for school leaders who share our existing commitment to the importance of pupil voice, parental engagement, digital literacy and high quality professional learning.”

The posts appear on public sector recruitment portal myjobscotland.gov.uk. Potential candidates can find out more information on the positions and apply online. Applications close on 4 December 2022.

The £47m school campus is due to open to learners from August 2023. Alongside modern teaching and social spaces, the new secondary learning facility will include a dedicated Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) centre, health and community spaces, a learning resource centre, and new sports facilities. The building complements the neighbouring Wallyford Primary School with extensive glazing, access to natural light and brick-clad facades. It is designed to support creative approaches to pedagogy including digital literacy, sustainability and outdoor learning.

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Published: Monday, 21st November 2022