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.
Cuiken Primary School is situated in Penicuik and is one of three primary schools associated with Penicuik High School. The catchment area stretches from the immediate vicinity of the school to the countryside to the west of Penicuik including Silverburn and Ninemileburn. The school was built in 2009 and has nine classrooms, a learning resource centre, dining room, gym hall and expressive arts room as well as several smaller tutorial rooms. There is a 40 / 40 Nursery and a Provision which supports Midlothian children experiencing social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
At Cuiken Primary School we strive to create an engaging and nurturing environment for learning. We aim for excellence and celebrate diversity, inclusion and effort. Everyone at Cuiken wants our school and the people in it to be the best they can be. We reach out beyond our school walls and look at our wider world to learn and make a difference.
We work hard in Cuiken Primary to provide a high quality of education for all children. We very much rely on the support of parents, and see teachers and parents as partners working together to support and educate our children. There are a wide variety of opportunities for parents and families to be involved in their child’s learning journey.
There is an active Parent Council whose role is to participate in policy developments and support the school in its drive towards continuous improvement. Cuiken is also fortunate in having an active and supportive Parent Council sub-committee, which organises fundraising and social events during the school year. We acknowledge the importance of working with and engaging the local community and utilise links effectively.
Interviews for the above post will take place on Thursday 24 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: 11/08/2017
Cuiken Primary School,
150 Cuiken Terrace,