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Kings Park Primary School 20 Croft Street, EH22 3BA
£27,498 - £41,412 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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Job Description


Salary – Main Grade £27,498 - £41,412

Type – Permanent

Status – Full Time

Currently, Midlothian has 6 secondary schools, 32 primary schools (19 of which have nurseries) and 2 stand alone nursery schools. Our special school, Saltersgate, provides 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 20 children to our largest secondary with over 1200 pupils. We have a diverse range of school catchments, from rural to urban settings. We are fortunate to have a growing number of new build schools, with 15 of our primary schools and 1 secondary having been built within the last 10 years and several new builds planned.

King’s Park Primary School is a non-denominational school that was built in 1903 and serves the Dalkeith community. The school is built next to King’s Park and the children have access to this for leisure and to enrich their learning opportunities. The school has a roll of 474 children from P1- P7 and 72 part time Nursery places. The roll is very diverse and includes pupils from all 10 SIMD data zones and this range is also reflected in each year group.  Our SIMD data has shown a significant increase in pupils living in SIMD 1 and 2.

Our school consists of two buildings within the grounds.  Our Lower building comprises of Nursery-P4 learners, a combined library/ICT suite, a Support for Learning base and a dining hall. Our Upper building comprises of P4-7 learners, our School Office, a gym hall and Nurture Room.  We have separate playground areas for P1&2, P3&4 and P5-7. P5-7 classes also have access to King’s Park to enrich learning.

Our school is part of the Dalkeith Learning Community and most of our P7 learners transition to Dalkeith High School with some moving on to Lasswade and Newbattle High School. We are strengthening our links with Dalkeith High school and have good links with the other primary schools in our learning community.

We have highly committed staff who provide high quality teaching and learning experiences, and who contribute to the daily running of the school. We have visiting specialists for PE and Art. Children can participate in woodwind, strings and brass instrumental tuition.  There is a Breakfast and After School Club.  There are a variety of opportunities for our learners to take part in after school clubs, including a homework club for P4-7 learners run by our teaching staff.

We have continued to focus upon developing effective partnerships with parents, carers and the wider community.  We recognise the important role that parents and carers play in their child’s learning and development and we offer a range of opportunities for parents and carers to share in their child’s learning.

We strive to ensure that all learners within King’s Park Primary achieve their full potential whilst demonstrating a commitment to our vision, values and aims.

Interviews for the above post will take place on 15th and 16th December 2021.


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. If you are an existing employee the Council will pay the cost of the Application Fee.

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

Thursday 9th December 2021

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