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.
Lasswade High School is the largest secondary school in Midlothian with a roll of approximately 1400 students and growing. The school's catchment area covers the towns of Bonnyrigg, Loanhead, Rosewell and surrounding villages. The school also receives several placing requests as a result of its strong reputation from within and beyond Midlothian. Lasswade has a strong record as a school and provides a wide range of opportunities for learners.
The brand new Scottish Futures Trust Â£37m Lasswade High School incorporates a new community hub with library, leisure centre, nursery, computer hub, conference suite, swimming pool and state of the art sports facilities. Phase 2, completion of external works, will see a new multi-use games area comprising grass and all-weather football, hockey and rugby pitches and completion of extensive car parking.
The school has over 90 classrooms and high quality facilities. The school has very close and successful working relationships and transition arrangements with its cluster primary schools and nurseries; the quality of this joint working has been recognised by Education Scotland who also highlighted strong community partnerships.
The High School has a School Leadership Team consisting of a Headmaster and four Depute Headteachers. The school presently has seven House Pastoral Principal Teachers. There are over 130 teaching and support staff in 12 Curriculum Area Departments. Each Curriculum Area benefits from its own Principal Teacher leading curriculum development, teaching & learning developments, attainment & achievement initiatives and supporting positive behaviour. The school benefits from highly successful Additional Support Needs staffing and resources, including a Principal Teacher of Support for Learning, Department Teachers and experienced Learning Assistants all positively recognised and highly praised by HMIe Education Scotland. Teachers are very well supported by a highly trained team of Administrative Staff and Technicians.
There is no substitute for experiencing the ethos of Lasswade High School and we look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Applications are invited from enthusiastic professionals who have the vision and energy to sustain and promote the current standards of achievement and ensure the continued development and progress of the school.
Interviews for the above post will take place week commencing 05 December 2016