Principal Teacher - Mayfield Primary School - MID03764

Midlothian Council
Closing date
8 Jul 2021

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Salary - PT1 (0-82) £45,150

Type - Permanent

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.

Mayfield Primary School is a vibrant and energetic school community, where pupils are at the centre of all that we do. Our school mission statement 'Be The Best We Can Be' permeates the life of our school and sets the expectation for all members of our learning community.

Our school is part of a campus comprising of St. Luke's R.C. Primary and Mayfield Nursery School. There is also a Family Reachout Centre that provides support for local families. A breakfast club and an after-school club for all local schools in the Mayfield area are accommodated within the campus. Both schools in our campus building retain both identities, but staff are encouraged to work collaboratively to meet the needs of all learners.

The Midlothian Primary School Speech, Language and Communication Provision is situated in our school, supporting learners in P1-P3 from across Midlothian. Staff work closely with mainstream stage partners, supporting all learners.

Our school is looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our staff team. This post will allow the successful individual to work collaboratively with a range of colleagues, develop their own leadership skills and support our learners to achieve.

We look forward to welcoming applications for this post.

Interviews for the above post will take place week commencing 21 June 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:

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
17 June 2021

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