Teacher of English
Salary: £26,697 - £40,206
Hours: 35 hours per week
Woodlands is a Special School, which makes provision for secondary pupils with complex, long term additional support needs. The needs of learners are primarily associated with learning disability/Autism Spectrum Condition.
The current school roll is 73 and the maximum class size is 10. Pupils benefit from a breadth of opportunities, covering all areas within the framework of the national guidelines for the 3-18 curriculum. Each pupil has an Individualised Educational Programme, which includes priority targets drawn up in consultation with the school team, other professionals and parents. There is strong emphasis on developing the four capacities of the Curriculum for Excellence. Pupils are offered a broad and balanced curriculum including Health and Wellbeing programmes to support in the learning of independence and social skills.
The management team currently consists of Head Teacher, Depute Head Teacher, Business Manager and three Principal Teachers. There are 12 full-time teachers and 3 part-time teachers.The school has a Parent Council. Multidisciplinary teamwork is a central feature of the school and there is input from two Educational Psychologists, the School Doctor and Nurse and Speech and Language Therapist.
This position is for a permanent full-time secondary trained teacher who has the ability to offer English and preferably Drama as specialist subjects at secondary level.
Applications are invited now, and interviews are planned for January.
Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.
Salaries will be in accordance with the Scheme of Salaries and Conditions of Service for Teaching Staff in School Education.
Closing date: 06/12/2019
Woodlands Special School, 36 Dolphin Avenue, Edinburgh, Currie