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  • Ref no: EAL04954
  • Published: 31/7/2020
  • Closes: 16/8/2020
  • Location: Knox Academy Communication Provision, Victoria Road, EH41 4DJ
  • Salary: £58,269.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Vacancy Information

DHT/HT Salary Scale Point 5

Days of Work:
To start November

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join the Senior Leadership Team of Knox Academy with a remit of responsibility for Meadowpark Communication Provision. Meadowpark was estabished in 2015 and currently accomodates 26 young people of secondary age with autism, learning disability, communication disorders and high levels of anxiety.

The building was renovated to high standards and allows for light, space and flexibility of rooms which include: Soft Play, Sensory, Common Room, Life Skills Flat and Art and Music Therapy rooms. Meadowpark is set within generous grounds offering 4 large outside areas, access to nearby Neilson Park, Aubigny Sports Centre, cycle trails and the River Tyne for kayaking.

Pupils in Meadowpark are encouraged to attend mainstream classes in nearby Knox Academy according to their needs and interests and collaboration between staff from the two campuses has resulted in a number of young people achieving national quaifications this session. All pupils have an individualised programme of learning based on East Lothian's Curriculum Frameworks and CfE. The focus for IEPs is on Health and Wellbeing, with outdoor learning and activities being at the heart of the school day.

All pupils have a Positive Support Plan which is created in collaboration with pupils, parents, staff and where necessary external agencies such as Educational Pyschologist, Speech and Language Therapy, CAMHS and QIO Inclusion. Furthermore excellent links have been established in the local and wider community where opportunities for work experience and life skills can take place.

Meadowpark has undergone a number of improvements through fund raising, community and parental involvement, is nearing capacity and is ideally placed for an experienced ASN practitioner to take staff and pupils on to the next phase of an exciting and rewarding journey.

Job Details

Depute Head Teacher
The role of a Depute Head Teacher is to assist and, where necessary, to deputise for the Head Teacher as required. The role of the Head Teacher is, within the resources available, to conduct the affairs of the school to the benefit of the pupils and the community it serves, through pursuing objectives and implementing policies set by East Lothian Council under the overall direction of the Head of Education.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with the job.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Full 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.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Additional Information

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Please Note - Pay arrangements for those starting after 1st day of school session
In accordance with Teachers Conditions of Service (SNCT - Appendix 2.19), Teachers who commence employment with East Lothian Council after the first day of the school session will have their salary for the remainder of the school salary year (which runs from 1 August to 31 July each year),  recalculated to reflect how teachers accrue leave and pay.   

In these circumstances, a calculation will be carried out upon commencement of employment and leave and pay will be adjusted.  Further information will be provided to the successful candidate should this be applicable. 

East Lothian Council Secondary Schools
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