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Ross High School Well Wynd Tranent, EH33 2EQ
£24,490 - £26,406 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
29.5 hours per week

Vacancy Information

The salary advertised is full time (35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year). Part-time hours / sessional posts will be pro-rated accordingly.

Hourly rate of pay: £13.42 - £14.47
This is a 38-week sessional post i.e., working hours will be during school term time only.

Days and hours of work:
Monday - Thursday, 08:25-15:45
Friday, 08:25-11:50
To start August 2024.

Ross High School is a co-educational, non-denominational school situated in Tranent, East Lothian approximately 12 miles from the centre of Edinburgh.  The school roll is currently 1252 pupils although this is due to increase over the next few years.  The school has good facilities for students and is continually looking for ways to broaden the learning environment out with the school, working together with partners within the community. An extension to the school is planned to increase the school’s capacity to 1350.

Ross High School has been designated as the ELC provision for pupils of secondary age who have Complex Support Needs.

This post provides an exciting opportunity to join a caring and creative team working with pupils with severe and complex needs.

The role is to support the personal, physical, medical and nutritional needs of young people with complex additional support needs.

Provide support to pupils to access learning in all areas of the curriculum as led by the class teacher and other visiting professionals

Work closely with pupils to carry out actions and supports from Individualised Education Plans developed by class teachers, in conjunction with therapists, and Coordinated Support Plans, personal care plans etc .

Assist with the preparation of classroom materials, keeping the classroom areas tidy, safe and ready for learning.

Develop a knowledge and awareness of individual pupils and their capabilities and highlight/discuss any issues which will assist the class team in the child planning process.

Skills/experience that would be beneficial -

- experience of working with people with additional support needs of any age in any setting

- experience of supporting young people in an educational setting or another setting

- experience of working with young people

- first aid training

- experience in delivering personal care plans or dealing with health support plans

- understanding or experience of autism or other communication disorders

Ross High school has significant strengths however its motto ‘Ad Meliora – Towards Better’ states clearly the willingness to improve.  The school has clear Aims and Values including the Mission Statement ‘Excellence for Everyone’. Inclusion in all aspects of learning is at the heart of them all.  The school strives to offer the highest quality of learning and teaching, support and preparation for the next phase in their lives.  The school also has a Code of Conduct as well as a Code of Learning.  The school ethos is built on these three key documents. An Expected Standards document has been introduced to all classes to ensure a consistent high quality of learning and teaching across the school.

Ross High School also offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities that allow pupils to develop their skills beyond the classroom.

Job Details

To provide care and assistance to individuals and small groups of pupils with additional support needs.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The East Lothian Way
The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Good standard of general education.
Experience of working with or caring for children with additional support needs.

Nursery Only: SSSC registration or agreement to register within 6 months from the date of appointment to this post is essential.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups are required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Additional Information

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East Lothian Council Schools:
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