Class Teacher, P1 - Tynewater Primary School

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Recruiter
Midlothian Council
Location
Scotland
Salary
£22,416 - £35,763 per year
Posted
21 Sep 2016
Closes
03 Oct 2016
Ref
MID01308
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Job Description

£22,416 - £35,763

Fixed Term (maternity Cover) until 27 November 2017

Full Time

Currently, Midlothian has 6 secondary schools, 30 primary schools (19 of which have nurseries) and 2 stand alone nursery schools. Our special school, Saltersgate, provides support for children with a range of physical, social, emotional, behavioural and learning difficulties. The schools range in size from our smallest primary school with around 20 children to our largest secondary with over 1200 pupils. We have a diverse range of school catchments, from rural to urban settings. We are fortunate to have a growing number of new build schools, with 13 of our primary schools and 1 secondary having been built within the last 10 years and several new builds planned.

Tynewater Primary School is situated in a beautiful rural setting. The School is located 25–minutes drive from Edinburgh using the new A68 Dalkeith by-pass.

The school opened in 2007 in a superb new building with first-class facilities. The school’s ethos is to be ‘a thinking-caring learning community’. Pupils are very proud of their school. Pupils’ attainment and achievements are very good.

The school is progressive, outward-looking and continually improving learning and teaching. It has been involved in two Comenius / European projects. The school has an Eco School green flag. Forty pupils are learning to play the clarinet.

The school is led by a Head Teacher; Principal Teacher; 7 full-time teachers; 5 part-time teachers including a learning support teacher; 2 full-time and 2 part-time Learning Assistants; 1 full-time Senior Child Development Worker (CDW); 1 part-time CDW; an Administrative Assistant and an Office Assistant.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic professionals who have the vision and energy to sustain and promote the current standards of achievement and ensure the continued development and progress of the school.

Interviews for the above post will take place on Thursday 13 October 2016



Requirements

Pre Employment Checks/Requirements for Teaching Positions

If you are successful, our offer of employment will be conditional on satisfactory completion of pre-employment requirements, such as medical screening, two written references, one which must be from your most recent/current employer, verification of your original qualifications and your eligibility to work in the United Kingdom. Registration with the General Teaching Council and a satisfactory PVG check for Regulated Work with Children will also be essential.

General Teaching Council Scotland

Teachers applying for permanent posts should be fully registered with the General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS). For further information on registration please visit: www.gtcs.org.uk

Regulated Work with Children

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Successful candidates will require a PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. The fee for a Full PVG Scheme Membership is £59. You will be required to re-pay this amount to the Council by salary deduction over 6 consecutive pay periods. The fee for a PVG Scheme Record Update is £18. You will be required to re-pay this amount to the Council by salary deduction over 2 consecutive pay periods. If your employment concludes before the amount is re-paid in full, the outstanding balance will be deducted from your final salary. If you are an existing employee the Council will pay the cost of the Application Fee.

In your application we ask for information under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We ask you to disclose any unspent convictions. Disclosures should be made by writing to or emailing the Employment and Reward Manager, in confidence, giving details of the offence(s), penalty and date(s) of conviction. Applicants should note that failure to disclose a conviction which is subsequently advised through a Disclosure Scotland check may result in the withdrawal of any offer of appointment.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar an applicant from working with Midlothian. Decisions regarding suitability for positions of trust which are subject to vetting will be dependent on the nature of the position, together with the circumstances and background of the offence(s).

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit: www.disclosurescotland.co.uk



How to Apply

Please apply on-line. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Midlothian.

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing the attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.



Closing Date

Monday 03 October 2016



See also:
SPTW210.doc