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Ref no:
MID03967
Published:
17/9/2021
Closes:
26/9/2021
Location:
Burnbrae Primary School 144 Burnbrae Road, EH19 3GT
Salary:
£27,498 - £41,412 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
35 hours per year

This position has expired.

Job Description

Midlothian

 

Main Grade Teacher £27,498- £41,412

Permanent

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.

The role of the permanent Class Teacher ASN is to work in our Complex Needs Provision. Class teachers should demonstrate skills in supporting children to learn in creative and innovative ways to meet their needs and interests. They should be able to support children to regulate their behaviour and use restorative approaches to support children with social emotional and behavioural challenges. They should be familiar with nurture principles and have skills in working as part of a team. The teacher will write and review Individualised Education Plans, prepare reports and contribute to referrals for children by working with parents and partners and the leadership team. Teachers will also contribute to the wider life of the school.

Midlothian Council is expanding the provision for children with Additional Support Needs to meet the needs of children across the authority and in addition to the ASN posts at Burnbrae Primary, permanent Class Teachers (ASN) will be appointed to the authority from these interviews. We welcome applications from teachers who have experience and interest in the opportunity to further develop skills and expertise in teaching children with a variety of barriers to learning. 

Interviews will be held Week commencing 27th September 2021

Requirements

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: www.gtcs.org.uk

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: www.disclosurescotland.co.uk

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 26th September 2021

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