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Blackburn Primary School Riddochhill Road Blackburn, EH47 7HB
£25,189 - £27,123 per week pro rata
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Position Type:
Part Time
27.5 hours per week

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27.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year ,Monday to Friday on a term time basis. salary pro rata. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response.

We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds

West Lothian Council are committed to far reaching changes to the way we deliver our Education Services. These changes include giving you the support and environment that you need to get on with your job and develop your abilities. Our dedication is demonstrated by the whole council achievement of the Investors in People

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our learning community within Blackburn Primary School.

Blackburn Primary is a non-denominational school, serving part of the community of Blackburn in West Lothian. The school is situated in an area of multiple deprivations and is in SIMD decileband1. The school roll is 92, across five mainstream classes and two classes for children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The staff consists of the Head Teacher, Depute Head Teacher and Principal Teacher who have responsibility for the autism resource, the mainstream school and 10 class Teachers. There are three Pupil Support Workers who support learners across the mainstream classes and 4 Advanced Pupil Support Workers who support the children in the resource classes.






Staff demonstrate strong collegiality and teamwork and this maintains the positive climate for learning in the school. A strength of the school is strong partnerships working with partners including parents and the wider community, which is having a positive influence of the lives of children and their families. All children are nurtured and valued. Blackburn Primary School continues to ensure a progressive, cohesive program of work in all curriculum areas to challenge learning and ensure all children are reaching their full potential.

The successful post holder will provide support for teachers and children to enhance experiences and achievement within the Autism Resource Base. They will undertake a rang eof support activities with regard to general supervision, safety, care and well-being of the children. They will be part of the school team involved in implementing school strategies designed to improve pupil performance in the following areas:

Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support (SCERTS)

Transitions within the school and the local community

Support Behaviour

Relationships with peers

Progress in learning and attainment

Relationships with staff

Good communication skills are essential and you should enjoy working as part of a team. The post holder will work in partnership with all stakeholders within Blackburn Primary School to ensure a high quality student experience and provide a differentiated curriculum for children in the Autism Resource.

These positions require registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.

Interview date 20/12/23

  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Scottish Living Wage