Early Years Practitioner - Canal View Primary School

£19,818 - £23,688 per year
12 Apr 2017
12 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Communities & Families

Early Years Practitioner
Canal View Primary School

Salary: £19,818 - £23,688 (Sessional 39 weeks)
Hours: 36 per week

An exciting opportunity has arising to develop a child-centred approach to Early Level in our Primary 1 setting. The successful candidate will be part of a team delivering the curriculum to Primary 1s through play-based experiences. As a valued member of the team you will be responsible for joint planning with the teachers to ensure coverage and rigour through pedagogically based play. Experience of working in a team, delivering high quality learning experiences for all learners and a sound knowledge of the Early Level of Curriculum for Excellence is essential. Experience of working with e-Journals and Floorbooks is desirable.

The post post will be available from the 2017/2018 session commencing on 14th August 2017.

Canal View Primary School serves the community of Wester Hailes. The school has a broad social mix and the catchment contains areas of multiple deprivation, has a Free School Meal percentage of 61% and receives 'Positive Action' funding. Canal View Primary School is organised into fourteen classes from P1-7 and has a 40/40 Nursery.

The school is led by a management team of a Head Teacher, Depute Head Teacher, Principal Teacher and a Business Manager. There are sixteen class teachers and three full time Support for Learning Teachers ably supported by a School Administrator, an Early Years Officer, a team of Early Years Practitioners and Pupil Support Assistants and a Service Support Officer.

Our priorities for 2016/2017 are:

- to increase attainment as we are part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge Programme.

- focusing on increasing parental involvement

- developing creative approaches from nursery through to P7 especially in learning and teaching in literacy and numeracy.

- continuing a research project into raising attainment through the development of a Growth Mindset culture

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 the City of Edinburgh Council.

Closing Date: 25 April 2017

See also: EarlyYearsPractitionerPack.doc