Pinewood School is a special school which provides children and young people who have additional learning needs an opportunity to access high quality learning and teaching. The curriculum is designed and adapted to meet the diverse needs of individual learners.
The school is based in the village of Blackburn and has strong community links.
The school has both a primary and a secondary department. The primary department has 64 pupils within 8 classes and the secondary department has 79 pupils within 11 classes. We were delighted to welcome a new primary 1 class to school this session.
During the session 2018/2019 the school roll comprised of 143 pupils, Head Teacher, Depute Head Teacher, 3 Principal Teachers, and 30 members of teaching staff and a team of 57 pupil support workers.
Our vision as a school community is to provide relevant, supportive and challenging learning experiences. A community where learners are given opportunities to develop a positive attitude towards lifelong learning promoting more independent living.
We base our values on creating:
- Positive ethos
- Nurturing Environment
- Empowering young people
- Opportunities for all
- Dedicated to success
West Lothian Council are committed to far reaching changes to the way we deliver our Education Services. These changes include giving you the support and environment that you need to get on with your job and develop your abilities. Our dedication is demonstrated by the whole council achievement of the Investors in People Standard and always aiming a little higher in our service delivery and improvements.
A relevant teaching qualification and registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland is essential.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Successful candidates will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment and the cost will be met by the candidate.
The fee for a Full PVG Scheme Membership is £59 or Existing Member is £18. The £59 cost (where appropriate) will be deducted from your salary over a 1 or 3 month period by repayment schedule. If your employment concludes before the amount is re-paid in full, the outstanding balance will be deducted from your final salary.
Closing date: 18/08/2019
Pinewood School, Elm Grove, Blackburn, Bathgate