- Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
- £31,584 - £47,565 per year
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 35 hours per week
Class Teacher x3 £31,584 - £47,565
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 2 secondary having been built within the last 10 years and several new builds planned.
Midlothian Inclusion and Wellbeing Service
The Midlothian Inclusion and Wellbeing Service (MIWBS) supports primary and secondary learners with social, emotional and behavioural needs. The service consists of 3 primary provisions, an outreach support service for primary and secondary, one secondary provision for S1-3 plus outreach support for those experiencing school anxieties and for care experienced children and young people. The primary and secondary provisions are based on a shared placement model where the learner maintains links with their mainstream school. The time spent across both settings is agreed through the initial referral and constantly reviewed through the child planning process. Learners are referred to the MIWBS by their schools and allocated through the ERG process. However, there are a number of recommended supports that must have been used and evidenced before going to ERG.
As part of Midlothian’s multi-agency approach, the Inclusion and Wellbeing Service aims to support learning and inclusion for vulnerable children and young people. The MIWBS will seek to mitigate the cycle of disadvantage which impacts disproportionately on the children and young people in Midlothian who are our target population. The purpose of our service is to meet the needs of the most vulnerable by improving educational experiences, promoting inclusion and improving positive life outcomes through access to additional, quality, education support.
Interview Date - week commencing 30 October 2023
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: www.gtcs.org.uk
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: www.disclosurescotland.co.uk
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.
20 October 2023