Class Teacher - St David's RC Primary School

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Ref no: MID02181
Closes: Sunday, 18th February 2018
Published: Friday, 9th February 2018
Location: St Davids RC Primary School Kippielaw Lauder Road
Salary: £22,866 - £36,480 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Midlothian Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Primary Education

Job Description


Salary – Main Grade Teacher £22,866.00 - £36,480.00

Type – Fixed Term until 29 June 2018

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.

St David’s aim we state that we will work in partnership and we actively encourage you to take a positive role in the education of your children. With your support we can work together to make sure your child gets the very best primary education available. We maintain good practice in use of strategies to support children, meet their needs and provide an environment where every child can thrive.

As well as an exciting curriculum, unique to the school and its local and wider area, children at St. David’s will strive to develop themselves as confident individuals, effective contributors, successful learners and responsible citizens – our school is presently a Fairtrade School, a Rights Respecting School Level 1 and an Eco Schools’ Scotland Green Flag holder – we are all very proud!

We are also proud to be part of the St. David’s High cluster of primary schools. This means that we work very closely in partnership with our colleagues in the Secondary school and feeder primary schools. This includes: St. Luke’s, Mayfield; St. Andrew’s, Gorebridge; St. Mary’s, Bonnyrigg; St. Margaret’s, Loanhead; St. Matthew’s, Rosewell and Sacred Heart, Penicuik.

Interviews for the above post will take place on Thursday 22 February 2018


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

Sunday 18 February 2018

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