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.
Dalkeith High School: Enabling all young people to succeed in an inclusive, respectful and stimulating environment.
On the outskirts of Edinburgh, with the excellent public transport links to the capital greatly enhanced by the opening of the Borders railway, is the growing town of Dalkeith. The centre of the town is less than two miles by road from the Edinburgh bypass, a factor that has resulted in significant amounts of new housing built in the area leading to a growing school roll.
Dalkeith High School is a secondary school in Midlothian with a current roll of approximately 900 learners. The school’s catchment area covers the towns of Dalkeith, Eskbank, Danderhall, Pathhead and surrounding villages. The school receives several placing requests as a result of its strong reputation based on attainment record and many opportunities for wider achievement.
The school shares a Campus facility with St David’s RC High School, Saltersgate Special School and Woodburn Primary School. The campus was built in 2004 and has a number of high quality facilities including an excellent sports and leisure complex.
Global citizenship is an important feature of the curriculum with the school being recognised nationally for its 50 year partnership with the town of Jarnac in France. In addition to this, the school has developed links with schools in South Africa and is looking to strengthen links with schools in China. A number of international learners from other European countries join the school for a term or a full school year.
The Extended Leadership Team consists of 4 Deputy Headteachers; 11 Principal Teachers (Curriculum Leaders); 4 Principal Teachers of Guidance and a Principal Teacher of Pupil Support. Teachers are very well supported by a highly trained team of Administrative Staff and Technicians.
The school also has an extremely supportive and vibrant Parent Council.
Applications are invited from enthusiastic professionals who have the vision and energy to sustain and promote the current standards of achievement and ensure the continued development and progress of the school.
Interviews for the above post will take place on Monday 1 April 2019
Closing date: 17/03/2019
Dalkeith High School 2 Cousland Road, Dalkeith