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Various Locations In East Lothian, EH41 3HA
£28,113 - £42,336 per year
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Vacancy Information

Supply Primary Class Teachers

East Lothian is seeking to recruit suitably qualified primary teachers to cover short term and fixed term supply positions currently available across our 35 primary schools. Supply teachers are recognised as being particularly important in ensuring continuity for pupils in terms of effective teaching and learning and we welcome applications from teachers looking for short or long term supply work, on a full or part time basis.

There are good transport links to the area from Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders and with over 40 miles of stunning coastline, beautiful countryside and of course some of the world’s finest golf courses, East Lothian a great place to work and live.

For more information or an informal discussion about working on supply in East Lothian, please contact the Education Staffing Team on 01620 827766 or email

Please note - All Supply Staff must complete Child Protection Training on the Council’s e-learning system before being added to the Supply Register.

Job Details

Purpose of the Job
To undertake class-teaching duties as and when required under the instruction of the Head Teacher.

Teach assigned classes together with associated preparation and correction.
Develop the school curriculum.
Assess, record and report on the work of pupils.
Prepare pupils for examinations and assist with their administration.
Provide advice and guidance to pupils on issues related to their education.
Promote and safeguard the health, welfare and safety of pupils.
Work in partnership with parents, support staff and other professionals
Undertake appropriate and agreed Career Long Professional Development (CLPL).
Participate in issues related to school planning, raising achievement and individual review.
Contribute towards good order and the wider needs of the school.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification attached at the bottom of the page for the full range of tasks and duties associated with the job. (Scroll right to the bottom of the advert, the download appears beneath 'Job Attachments')



Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Appropriate primary qualification
For Temporary Posts: Full/Provisional GTCS Registration is required.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:

East Lothian Council Schools:
Further details on all East Lothian Council Primary and Secondary Schools, including individual school websites can be found here:

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