Head Teacher - Strathesk Primary School

Penicuik, UK
29 Jul 2019
27 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

JS-221-235 £61,476


Full Time

Strathesk Primary was officially opened on 20 June 2008. The school is the result of a merger between two former primary schools; Ladywood, Eastfield and Strathesk Nursery School. Prior to the move to the new campus the school population was spread over three buildings. The new school consists of 14 classrooms and 3 tutorial rooms split across 4 atrium areas all with outdoor learning spaces. The classrooms are flexible spaces with the option of being open plan. Each teaching area is fitted with an interactive whiteboard and minimum of 4 PCs per class thus ensuring access to ICT. In addition there is an attractive library, a sports hall fitted with bleacher seating, an expressive arts hall and separate indoor and outdoor dining areas.

There are extensive grounds with fixed play equipment, a basketball court, a volleyball court and an all weather pitch. There is also an amphitheatre for outdoor learning.

The school has a community wing which is well used by the local community. There is also an active Parent Partnership who support the life and work of the school.

Strathesk is a vibrant and happy school community where all individuals are valued and nurtured. It has a dedicated and talented staff team who work well together to support all children and families ensuring that all pupils are able to realise their potential through the promotion and recognition of achievement and excellence.

'Learning together benefits all'

Applications are invited from enthusiastic professionals who have the vision and energy to sustain and promote the current standards of achievement and ensure the continued development and progress of the school.

Interviews for the above post will take place W/C 2nd September 2019.

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.
Closing Date
Sunday 25th August 2019

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