Teacher of Home Economics, City of Edinburgh

Closing date:New this week

Woodlands SchoolCity of Edinburgh

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £26,697-£40,206
Contract term: Permanent

Job Description
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 76 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.

This post is for a Home Economics teacher. We also provide opportunities for personal achievement and support pupils to develop skills for learning, work and life, therefore, the ability to accredit personal development awards and other wider achievement awards would be necessary. We are looking to recruit teachers to join our dedicated staff who will be ambitious for all our pupils and are committed to supporting our young people to develop to their fullest potential whilst being able to meet their complex additional support needs.

This post is for an immediate start but we would also consider applicants for an August start. Applications are welcome from current probationer teachers

The work of the school is supported by an active Parent Council.

This post is considered 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

The advertised salary will increase by 3% on 1st April 2020.


Closing date: 25/02/2020

Reference: EDN12549

Woodlands Special School, 36 Dolphin Avenue, Edinburgh, Currie

More about Woodlands School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 14 years
Address: 36 Dolphin Avenue, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH14 5RD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 131 449 3447