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Class Teacher

King's Meadow Primary School

East Lothian

  • Expired
Job type:
Part Time, Temporary
Apply by:
11 February 2018

Job overview

King’s Meadow Primary is in the centre of the market town of Haddington. It was rebuilt following a fire in 1993 and is of an attractive, semi-open plan design. The school caters for children from P4 to P7 and currently has 13 classes, with a total roll of 358. 16 class bays, arranged in groups of 4, open onto activity areas and look on to a garden area. In addition, there is a Music Room, an ICT room, a Drama Room, a Support for Learning base, library, offices, medical room and sports/dining hall. The school is accessible to those with physical disabilities. The school team consists of Head Teacher, Depute Head Teacher, 1.5 FTE Principal Teachers, 12.5 FTE class teachers, Support for Learning teacher/s, specialist teachers in Art, Music and PE, 4 classroom assistants and 2 ASN auxiliaries. There are close links with Knox Academy and other cluster primaries. KMPS has a Parent Council and many parents help in the school

Please Note:

Teachers who join East Lothian Council during the school session will only be entitled to a pro-rata salary and annual leave entitlement until the end of the session. A calculation will be carried out upon commencement and pay will be adjusted in the first available pay period to ensure they are paid correctly.  It may be necessary to make adjustments over several months and in these instances employees will be advised in writing. Should you require clarification please contact Payroll on 01620 827781.

Job Details
To undertake class-teaching duties

  • Teach assigned classes together with associated preparation and correction.
  • Develop the school curriculum.
  • Assess, record and report on the work of pupils.
  • Prepare pupils for examinations and assist with their administration.
  • Provide advice and guidance to pupils on issues related to their education.
  • Promote and safeguard the health, welfare and safety of pupils.
  • Work in partnership with parents, support staff and other professionals.
  • Undertake appropriate and agreed Career Long Professional Development (CLPL).
  • Participate in issues related to school planning, raising achievement and individual review.
  • Contribute towards good order and the wider needs of the school.

Closing date: 11/02/2018

Reference: EAL02637

Kings Meadow Primary School
Neilson Park Road

About King's Meadow Primary School

+44 1620 822177

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King’s Meadow was originally built in 1970 at a cost of £250 000 and at the time was quoted as being, “the latest thing in school design.”

Originally, when the planning period began in 1961 the school was to be built in Artillery Park but it was later decided that this would not be suitable.

A quote from the Haddingtonshire courier, December 11th 1970:

..the school has an easy domestic atmosphere. In fact it is virtually a home from home for the children…they change their outdoor footwear for plimsolls or walk about in their stocking feet.

In the 12th Century a Royal Palace occupied the site of the present County Buildings. Court Street had been known as King Street and the ground where the school stands had been known as the King’s Meadow hence the name for the school.

Mr Murdie, the Head teacher at the time hoped that, “the children would learn to make the most of their life and leisure by starting off the right way.”

In June 1993 the existing school burnt down. After a great deal of negotiating temporary units were erected on the grass area where the all-weather pitch is now situated. For the next two years the site of the school was a building site. The administrative section of the school remained and during the winter staff had to fight against the elements to get to the staff room for a well-earned cup of coffee.

The present school opened its doors to children in August 1995 and in November 1995 there was an official ceremonial opening.

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