Depute Head Teacher P4-P7 - Lasswade Primary School

Midlothian Council
£47,085 per year
05 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description


Salary - £47,085 - HT/DHT (143 - 157)

Type - Permanent Status - Full Time

Currently, Midlothian has 6 secondary schools, 32 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 15 of our primary schools and 1 secondary having been built within the last 10 years and several new builds planned.

Lasswade Primary School is non-denominational school serving the Lasswade and Bonnyrigg districts of Midlothian. We are part of the Lasswade Associated School Group and we work closely with the other primary schools and Lasswade High School to ensure a smooth transition to S1. Our role is currently 394 consisting of 2 classes at every stage, and a 30/30 Nursery.

Our open-plan school is set in it's own grounds, with a large playing field and astro-turf area. The main building consists of 5 wings and our Nursery. Our large hall serves the dual purpose of dining hall and gym, whilst our small hall serves as an ICT suite or Expressive Art area.

We have a very supportive and enthusiastic staff who believe in team work, have opportunities to exercise initiative, lead developments, participate in professional dialogue sessions and are committed to developing high quality learning and teaching experiences. Our school team consists of a Senior Leadership Team, 18 Teachers, a Support for Learning Teacher, Music, Art and Design and PE Specialists, 8 Learning Assistants and an Administration team.

Our school vision is “Living it, Learning it, Loving it.......” and we pride ourselves on providing quality learners' experiences which develops our learners' skills for life, learning and work. As a school we work closely with our parents, local community and professionals from other agencies to ensure we are meeting the needs of all our learners. Lasswade Primary School has a very supportive and active Parent Council who supports the school throughout the year by fundraising and by contributing to our developments.

Interviews for the above post will take place on W/C Monday 25 September 2017.


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:

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:

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

Thursday 21 September 2017.

See also:
Depute Head Teacher P4-P7 - Lasswade Primary School.doc