Support Teacher - Pathways to Success

Midlothian Council
£22,416 - £35,763 per year
12 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Main Grade Teacher £22,416 - £35,763


Full-Time - 35 hours per week

The PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS Support Service is an integral part of the Additional Support Needs provision of Midlothian Council. The service provides a flexible approach to meeting the needs of children and young people experiencing a range of social, emotional and behavioural needs. Services are delivered to the 6 Secondary Schools and 1 school for Severe and Complex Needs. The multi-disciplinary team consists of:

• ASN Schools Group Manager
• Depute Headteacher
• 2 x Principal Teachers
• Support Teachers
• Youth Work Co-ordinator
• Youth Workers
• Administrative Staff.

The team provide an outreach service to promote inclusion and sustain inclusive practices through service activities that aim to develop and enhance the skills of both children and staff operating in a range of systems and contexts.

A limited number of off-site supported placements are available at Pathways to Success for secondary aged children experiencing significant SEBN and who are currently supported by the service in other interventions. Here they experience environments which allow them to continue with an education following a broad general curriculum and a senior phase, is responsive to their emotional and educational needs and maximises their achievements. The aim is always to enable children to gain the skills required to make a successful transition into full time mainstream education.

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

Monday 18 September 2017

See also:
Teacher Role - Pathways (1).docx