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Dalkeith High School 2 Cousland Road, EH22 2PS
£28,113 - £42,336 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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Job Description


Main Grade £28,113 - £42,336


Full Time

Currently, Midlothian has 6 secondary schools, 32 primary schools (19 of which have nurseries) and 2 stand alone nursery schools. Saltersgate, is Midlothian’s school which provides support for children with a range of complex additional support needs. The schools range in size from our smallest primary school with around 45 children to our largest secondary with over 1500 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.

Dalkeith High School: Enabling all young people to succeed in an inclusive, respectful and stimulating environment, based on the outskirts of Edinburgh, with the excellent public transport links to the capital greatly enhanced by the opening of the Borders railway, is the growing town of Dalkeith.

The centre of the town is less than two miles by road from the Edinburgh bypass, a factor that has resulted in significant amounts of new housing built in the area leading to a growing school roll.

Dalkeith High School is a secondary school in Midlothian with a current roll of approximately 900 learners. The school’s catchment area covers the towns of Dalkeith, Eskbank, Danderhall, Pathhead and surrounding villages. The school receives several placing requests as a result of its strong reputation based on attainment record and many opportunities for wider achievement.

The school shares a Campus facility with St David’s RC High School, Saltersgate Special School and Woodburn Primary School. The campus was built in 2004 and has a number of high quality facilities including an excellent sports and leisure complex.

Global citizenship is an important feature of the curriculum with the school being recognised nationally for its 50 year partnership with the town of Jarnac in France. In addition to this, the school has developed links with schools in South Africa and is looking to strengthen links with schools in China. A number of international learners from other European countries join the school for a term or a full school year.

The Extended Leadership Team consists of 4 Deputy Head teachers; 11 Principal Teachers (Curriculum Leaders); 4 Principal Teachers of Guidance and a Principal Teacher of Pupil Support. Teachers are very well supported by a highly trained team of Administrative Staff and Technicians.

The school also has an extremely supportive and vibrant Parent Council.

Further information about the school can be obtained by visiting the school website or by following the school on Twitter.


Interviews will be held on Thursday 13th October 2022


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:



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 email to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.


The Individual

Sunday 9th October 2022