We’re recruiting Head Teachers for four of our primary school communities. Applications are invited by midnight on 14 May – could this be your next school leadership position?

Wallyford Primary School

Development within Wallyford Primary School’s catchment area led to an increase in the primary school population, which moved into an award-winning new building in February 2019. 513 children from nursery to primary 7 learn in school and this number is expected to rise further. The vision for Wallyford Primary School is “We believe that every person can be successful and can work with others to ensure a positive future for everyone”. The school’s vision is underpinned by the values of encouragement, perseverance, cooperation, responsibility, respect and care.

Macmerry Primary School

Macmerry Primary School serves the village of Macmerry and the surrounding area. 131 children from nursery currently attend and the school enjoys close links with Ross High School and other primaries in the Tranent area. There are lots of opportunities to play and learn in the outdoors and children enjoy planting and growing vegetables and observing the seasons, plants and animal life in the school’s grounds. 

Whitecraig Primary School

Serving the village of Whitecraig and the surrounding area, Whitecraig Primary’s aims are based around relationships, learning and community to ensure that they are “Learning together to believe and achieve”. The school roll currently stands at 117 pupils from nursery to primary 7 however ongoing and planned residential development in the area means that this number will grow. A new school building will be delivered offering an opportunity to provide modern learning spaces in an efficient building that will also benefit the community.

Elphinstone Primary School

Located in beautiful East Lothian countryside, Elphinstone Primary School has a roll of 64 pupils from nursery to primary 7. A popular school with families in the neighbouring town of Tranent, around 50% of children attend the school as a result of placing requests. There is currently one composite class, two multi-composite class (P1/2/3, P4/5/6, and P6/7) and a full nursery class that is successfully implementing 1140 Early Learning and Childcare provision. A community wing within the school grounds benefits the school and wider community and the playground is available outwith the school day. The school benefits from an active Parent Council who are very supportive of the school and work collaboratively to ensure it is an integral part of the community. 

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2023