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  • Ref no: MID03360
  • Published: 30/6/2020
  • Closes: 19/7/2020
  • Location: Burnbrae Primary School 144 Burnbrae Road, EH19 3GT
  • Salary: £27,498.00 - £41,412.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Job Description

£21,867 - £34,887
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.

Brunbrae is a new school within a thriving suburb of Edinburgh. The school is set within a new housing community and is just a short drive from the bypass.

Bonnyrigg is a well established town with its own traditions, such as Gala days. It is also a popular residential area with excellent public transport links to the city centre. The new Borders rail link is due to open in 2016.

The school opened in November 2012 following the successful transition from the old site at Hopefield School. It was purpose built to meet the needs of a 21st Century education. The school includes a large nursery, 18 main stream classes and a Provision for children with ASD.

At Burnbrae Primary School we aim to develop a sense of belonging for staff, pupils and the community. The school prides itself on its inclusive ethos, adopting a nurturing approach. Children from the Provision regularly work alongside their peers in the mainstream classes. We celebrate the wider successes of our children and strive to deliver a child centred approach to learning and teaching.

There is throughout the school community a strong sense of team work and staff are given opportunities to lead developments from our School Improvement Plan. Staff regularly self evaluate, reflect and make action plans to drive forward improvement. The views of stakeholders are regularly sought and there is an active Parent Council. All children are consulted through our pupil focus groups and we also have a pupil learning council which works with other schools in our cluster to improve pupil voice within learning and teaching.

The Senior Management Team comprises of Head Teacher, 2 x Depute Head Teacher and 2 Principal Teachers. We have visiting teachers specialising in Music and PE


Interviews week beginning 27th July 2020 


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:

Please note that you will be required to provide two references at interview, one of which must be from your current or most recent employer.

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 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:


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.

The Individual

19th July 2020

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