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The Lasswade Centre Education The Lasswade Centre Eskdale Drive, EH19 2LA
£31,633 - £34,357 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Vacancy


Lasswade High School is the largest secondary school in Midlothian with a roll in excess of 1500 students. The school’s catchment area covers the towns of Bonnyrigg, Loanhead, Rosewell and surrounding villages. We also receive several placing requests as a result of our strong reputation from within and beyond Midlothian. Lasswade has a strong record as a school and provides a wide range of opportunities for our students.

Lasswade High School incorporates a community hub with library, leisure centre, nursery, swimming pool and state of the art sports facilities. The school has over 90 classrooms and high quality facilities to support learning and teaching. Lasswade High School has a School Leadership Team consisting of a Head Teacher, Business Manager and five Depute Head Teachers. Our House, Creative Learning and Complex Needs Provision underpin our Student Support system.

There are over 140 teaching and support staff in 12 Curricular Areas. Each team benefits from its own Principal Teacher leading on curriculum, learning & teaching, improving student outcomes and supporting positive relationships.

We seek to recruit staff with a formidable work ethic, who work collegiately to improve the experiences and outcomes for our students. Colleagues who are caring and empathetic. Individuals who use evidence to support their decision making and are committed to their own learning. We aim to recruit creative and innovative people. We will support your professional development as that way our students get the best experience we can possibly provide and our school continues its’ year on year improvement.

Our school is currently focused on improving two outcomes for students

  • Raising attainment for all
  • Closing the poverty related attainment gap

We aim to do this by working continuously within three contexts

  • Improving our practice in Learning, Teaching and Assessment
  • Developing our Curriculum
  • Improving our Quality Improvement processes

The most important resource in our improvement journey is our staff. Three things are particularly significant in nurturing our staff

  • Recruiting and nurturing very good people
  • Working with our staff to make them even ‘better’
  • Getting our staff to do things that ‘work’


  • Educated to HNC social care and SVQ Level 3 (children and young people) or equivalent with a relevant discipline.
  • Experience of working with the national and local practice, policy, procedure and legislation relevant to the post. This includes an awareness of the SSSC Code of Practice, Human Rights legislation, United Nation Convention of the Rights of Child and getting it right for every child.
  • Have experience of working with children and families including child development, and trauma based interventions,
  • Knowledge and understanding of a range of systemic interventions and methodologies, such as attachment promoting, trauma-based therapy, child development and parenting capacity.
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of key agencies.


  • Experience of delivering parenting programmes or other group work.
  • Specialist experience of working with children and families in crisis or at risk.

Behavioural Interview skills.

CLOSING DATE Wednesday 3rd July 2024

INTERVIEW DATE Week beginning 5th August 2024

Job Advert

Position Title: Home School Practitioner

Directorate: Children, Young People and Partnerships

Working from Home: No

Location: Please note that this position is shared across Lasswade HS and Burnbrae PS.

Contract Status: Fixed term until 26/06/2025

Hours of Work: 36

Working Pattern: Monday to Thursday, 08:00-16:15 (30 mins unpaid break) & Friday, 08:00-13:00

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £31,633.60 per annum.


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 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. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing 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.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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