Class Teacher - Rosewell Primary School

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

Job Description


Main Grade Teacher £22,416 -£35,763


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.

Rosewell Primary School is a non-denominational primary school serving the village of Rosewell. Our school motto is ‘Learning together for a better future' which reflects our vision of the community taking responsibility and being involved in the children's learning. There is an active and very supportive parental body that support extra-curricular activities and a range of successful fund-raising events.

The school is part of the Lasswade High School Associated School Group. The village itself has grown over the past few years with additional building work planned over the coming sessions. This is reflected in the school itself and during session 2013/14, a new extension was added to the school giving us three new classrooms together with a new library.

The school roll had risen over the past few years and is currently 106. There are 5 classes in the primary school. Four out of the five classes are composite classes. The nursery class provides 20 places in the morning and 20 in the afternoon.

Our development priorities for this session are currently focused on creating a shared ethos and vision throughout the school, developing clear systems for assessment and achievement and agreeing expectations for learners across literacy and numeracy. Our staff team are fully involved in school development work and self evaluation and play a key role in developing the school.

Interviews for the above post will take place on Friday 29 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

Sunday 24 September 2017

See also:
Class Teacher - Rosewell Primary School.doc