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.
Woodburn Primary School is a non-denominational school that serves the Woodburn area of Dalkeith. Our new school building opened in 2009 in the Dalkeith Campus. We were previously situated within the Woodburn Housing Estate. The school has a roll of 515 which includes 121part time Nursery places. We currently have 16 classes. Our school has two wings. The first wing comprises of our School Office, Nursery, service rooms, dining and activity halls. Our second wing has our classrooms and community facilities. This wing is split into three sections with all classrooms opening out onto the atria. In addition we have an Expressive Arts Hall, Library and ICT suite. The school has multi sport facilities including basketball, badminton and athletics. We benefit from a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) used by our children for P.E and for recreation. Members of our community make use of the school’s facilities. We are a growing school due to new housing developments and our school roll is projected to increase significantly. The Senior Leadership Team is new in the school with the Head Teacher taking up post in December 2014.
Woodburn Primary School is committed to providing a safe, nurturing and supportive learning environment for all. We strive to equip our children with the necessary skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work in the 21st Century. As an inclusive school we believe in and promote the values of respect, care, justice and honesty. We place our learners at the centre and strive to ensure that all children achieve their highest potential.
Interviews for the above post will take place on W/C Monday 02 October 2017
Closing date: 25/09/2017
Woodburn Primary School,
5 Cousland Road,