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Dalkeith High School 2 Cousland Road, EH22 2PS
£32,217 - £48,516 per year
Contract Type:
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Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description



Main Grade Teacher £32,217 - £48,516


Full Time

Currently, Midlothian has 6 secondary schools, 30 primary schools and 4 standalone Early Learning and Childcare settings. Our special school, Saltersgate, and special provisions in each locality provide 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 50 children to our largest secondary with approximately 1,600 pupils. We have a diverse range of school catchments, from rural to urban settings.

Dalkeith High School serves the town of Dalkeith and the surrounding areas. Dalkeith is a growing town on the outskirts of Edinburgh, with the excellent public transport links to the capital. The centre of the town is less than two miles by road from the Edinburgh bypass, a factor that has resulted in significant amounts of new housing built in the area leading to a growing school roll.

At Dalkeith we live and breathe our school vision of ‘enabling all young people to succeed in an inclusive, respectful and stimulating environment.’  

Dalkeith High School is a secondary school in Midlothian with a current roll of 930 learners. The school’s catchment area covers the towns of Dalkeith, Eskbank, Danderhall, Pathhead and surrounding villages. The school receives several placing requests as a result of its strong reputation based on attainment record and many opportunities for wider achievement. The school shares a Campus facility with St David’s RC High School, Saltersgate Special School and Woodburn Primary School. The campus was built in 2004 and has a number of high quality facilities including an excellent sports and leisure complex.

Dalkeith is known for the breadth of curriculum we offer to our pupils. Traditional and non-traditional routes to success are encouraged. We are looking for a staff member who will be aspirational for our pupils and join a very vibrant staff who work hard to develop exciting opportunities for our young people.

The History department sits within our Humanities Faculty. This consists of Histroy and Religious and Morale Education. There are currently two full time permanent History teachers in post and we are looking to add to this team.

The Extended Leadership Team consists of 4 Deputy Head teachers; 13 Curriculum Leaders; 4 Pupil Support Leaders, A Principal Teacher of Enhanced and Complex Needs and a Principal Teacher of Pupil Support.

The school also has an extremely supportive and vibrant Parent Partnership.

Further information about the school can be obtained by visiting the school website or by following the school on Twitter.                                                         #DeterminedHappySuccessful


Interviews for the above post will take place on Wednesday 15th May.


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. 

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

Wednesday 8th May

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