- Knox Academy, Pencaitland Road, Haddington, EH41 4DT
- £27,498 - £41,412 per year
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 35 hours per week
This position has expired.
Days of Work:
Monday - Friday
To start ASAP
Knox Academy is a truly comprehensive school situated in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. At census 2021 the roll was 797. Our school values are Ambition, Respect and Community and we work through these values to ensure all pupils feel included and valued. We aim to support all our young people to strive to reach their potential and leave to a positive and sustained destination. We aim to be the best we can, in all that we do for our young people and to give them a high quality educational experience
Our curriculum provides a full range of subjects from S1-S6. We aim to meet the needs of all our pupils, providing a curriculum that is appropriate in terms of breadth, depth and challenge. Our broad general education (BGE) incorporates pace, challenge, personalisation and choice, and this allows pupils to be ready to meet the demands of our senior phase curriculum, which has subjects ranging from National 2 level through to Advanced Higher. We also link with other East Lothian schools to provide opportunities for study across a wide range of other subjects and specialist academies.
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, energetic and with the ability to communicate their enthusiasm to the pupils and other staff. The role will have a strong focus on closing the attainment gap, particularly in literacy and numeracy. The role will require a pupil centred approach with the flexibility and initiative necessary to support any pupil faced with barriers to their learning and achievement. The role will involve working with pupils one-to-one, in small groups and in the classroom, as well as liaising with parents, others staff, including our cluster primaries, and external agencies. Although experience in these areas would be beneficial, a commitment to an inclusive ethos is central to the role and we would support the successful candidate to access training and development where necessary. Therefore, candidates should be prepared to demonstrate a commitment to self-evaluation and lifelong professional learning.
Teaching relevant subject through S1-S6.
Subject to the policies of the school and the education authority the duties of teachers, promoted and unpromoted, are to perform such tasks as the Head Teacher shall direct having reasonable regard to overall teacher workload related to the following categories-
Teaching assigned classes together with associated preparation and correction
Developing the school curriculum
Assessing, recording and reporting on the work of pupils
Preparing pupils for examinations and assisting with their administration
Providing advice and guidance to pupils on issues related to their education
Promoting and safeguarding the health, welfare and safety of pupils
Working in partnership with parents, support staff and other professionals
Undertaking appropriate and agreed continuing professional development
Participating in issues related to school planning, raising achievement and individual review
Contributing towards good order and the wider needs of the school
Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.
The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.
Registered with GTCS as a teacher of relevant subject
For Permanent Posts: Full GTCS Registration is required.
For Temporary Posts: Full/Provisional GTCS Registration is required.
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.
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.UKwebsite.
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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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