Main Grade Teacher £27,498 - £41,412
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.
Lasswade High School is the largest secondary school in Midlothian with a roll in excess of 1500 students. The school's catchment area covers the towns of Bonnyrigg, Loanhead, Rosewell and surrounding villages. We also receive several placing requests as a result of our strong reputation from within and beyond Midlothian. Lasswade has a strong record as a school and provides a wide range of opportunities for our students.
Bonnyrigg is a small town in Midlothian a little over six miles south east of the centre of Edinburgh. It forms the south eastern part of a larger settlement created when it merged with Lasswade. In recent times Bonnyrigg has thrived because of its proximity to Edinburgh. Its centre is less than two miles by road from the Edinburgh bypass and this is one of the factors that have caused significant amounts of new housing to be built around the edges of the town in the last decade leading to a significant growth in school roll. There are also very good public transport links with Edinburgh and the nearby Eskbank railway station, the Waverley Line, from Edinburgh to the Borders.
The Scottish Futures Trust £37m Lasswade High School incorporates a community hub with library, leisure centre, nursery, swimming pool and state of the art sports facilities. The school has over 90 classrooms and high quality facilities to support learning and teaching.
Lasswade High School has a School Leadership Team consisting of a Head Teacher and five Depute Head Teachers.
Our House, Creative Learning and Complex Needs Provision underpin our Student Support system.
There are over 140 teaching and support staff in 12 Curricular Area Teams. Each team benefits from its own Principal Teacher leading on curriculum, learning & teaching, improving student outcomes and supporting positive relationships.
We have successful working relationships and transition arrangements with our cluster primary schools and nurseries; the quality of this joint working has been recognised by Education Scotland who also highlighted strong community partnerships.
The school has an extremely supportive and vibrant Parent Council.
All our work is underpinned by our DREAM values.
There is no substitute for experiencing the ethos of Lasswade High School and we look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Interterview Date - Monday 24th May 2021
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.
Sunday 16th May 2021