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 W/C Monday 23 October 2017
Closing date: 22/10/2017
Cuiken Primary School,
150 Cuiken Terrace,