Class Teacher - Woodlands School

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Ref no: EDN06302
Closes: Friday, 26th January 2018
Published: Friday, 12th January 2018
Location: Woodlands Special School, 36 Dolphin Avenue, Edinburgh
Salary: £22,866 - £36,480 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: City of Edinburgh Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Special Education

Job Description

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Class Teacher
Woodlands School

Salary: £22,866 - £36,480
Hours: 35

Salaries will be in accordance with the Scheme of Salaries and Conditions of Service for Teaching Staff in School Education.

Woodlands School is a secondary special school situated on a shared campus in Currie. The school meets the additional support needs of the children and young people aged 11-18 years. The needs of learners are primarily associated with learning disability, autism and other complex needs. Woodlands School serves a wide area with pupils travelling from across Edinburgh as well as providing a few places for learners outwith Edinburgh.


Class Organisation

There are 10 classes. Maximum class size is 10 , practical classes of 6. Pupil Support Assistants support a large proportion of lessons in the school. A full secondary curriculum is offered to all learners . There is one Junior and one Senior Communication class with a high staff ratio. These classes focus on Total Communication approaches to learning and move less around the building.


The school curriculum fully embraces the principles and practice of Curriculum for Excellence. Learners are offered a broad general education S1-S3, covering all curricular areas. The Senior Phase encompasses a range of course and units leading to national qualifications from National 1-5 level including Moving On Transition in Action, XL  Princes Trust, ADSAN and John Muir Award. The school co- operates with the Currie cluster , South West neighbourhood colleagues and other special schools.


We are in the process of remodelling the Senior Phase curriculum at Woodlands, and we are looking for teachers with a broad range of skills to offer life and vocational skills based courses linked to appropriate and relevant accreditation.  This advert has been placed to support this development, in recognition of the broad range of experiences that skilled practitioners would be able to contribute to this development. We would welcome applications from teachers from the following subject areas:  Art, CDT,Drama,Science,HE, Business Studies, and ICT who would be interested in using their subject skills to develop life and vocational skills courses to provide an enhanced curriculum offer for our learners.

Closing Date: 26 January 2018

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