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.
Brunbrae is a new school within a thriving suburb of Edinburgh. The school is set within a new housing community and is just a short drive from the bypass.
Bonnyrigg is a well established town with its own traditions, such as Gala days. It is also a popular residential area with excellent public transport links to the city centre. The new Borders rail link is due to open in 2016.
The school opened in November 2012 following the successful transition from the old site at Hopefield School. It was purpose built to meet the needs of a 21st Century education. The school includes a large nursery, 12 (11 at the moment) main stream classes and a Provision for children with ASD.
At Burnbrae Primary School we aim to develop a sense of belonging for staff, pupils and the community. The school prides itself on its inclusive ethos, adopting a nurturing approach. Children from the Provision regularly work alongside their peers in the mainstream classes. We celebrate the wider successes of our children and strive to deliver a child centred approach to learning and teaching.
There is throughout the school community a strong sense of team work and staff are given opportunities to lead developments from our School Improvement Plan. Staff regularly self evaluate, reflect and make action plans to drive forward improvement. The views of stakeholders are regularly sought and there is an active Parent Council. All children are consulted through our pupil focus groups and we also have a pupil learning council which works with other schools in our cluster to improve pupil voice within learning and teaching.
The Senior Management Team comprises of Head Teacher, a Depute Head Teacher and 3 Principal Teachers. We have visiting teachers specialising in Music and PE. A teacher from within our school delivers Art and French to pupils across the school.
Interviews for the above post will take place on week commencing 28 August 2017.
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: www.gtcs.org.uk
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: www.disclosurescotland.co.uk
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: 18/08/2017
Burnbrae Primary School,
144 Burnbrae Road,