Class Teacher - Cornbank Primary School

06 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Salary - Main Grade £22,866 - £36,480

Type - Fixed Term - 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.

Cornbank St James' Primary School is a non-denominational and co-educational school. It was opened in June 1968 and serves the Penicuik community providing a Nursery for children both morning and afternoon. There are currently 10 classes. Due to recent catchment changes the current role of 278 including Nursery is set to increase. Our recently completed Nursery build, now has a capacity for 50 children both morning and afternoon. The school is situated in extensive grounds with beautiful views over the Pentland Hills.

Cornbank Primary School is one of three primary schools associated with Penicuik High School. At Cornbank Primary School we strive to create an engaging and nurturing environment for learning. We aim for excellence and celebrate diversity, inclusion and effort. Our pupils are well behaved, motivated and keen to learn. Our school vision promotes respect for ourselves, others and our environment. Cornbank recently celebrated its fourth Green Flag.

All staff in Cornbank Primary work hard to provide a high quality education for all children. We work with all our partners in our school community to support and educate our children. There are a wide variety of opportunities for parents and families to be involved in the life and work of the school. Our active Parent Partnership participates in policy developments and supports the school in its drive towards continuous improvement. It also organises and runs many social events throughout the school year.

Interviews for the above post will take place on Week commencing Monday 23 April 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

Wednesday 18 April 2018

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