Teacher of Social Studies (Geography), East Lothian

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Preston Lodge High SchoolEast Lothian

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £22,866-£36,480
Contract term: Temporary

Vacancy Information

Preston Lodge High School is a non-denominational secondary school serving the communities of Cockenzie, Port Seton, Longniddry and Prestonpans. Our roll is currently 943, and the school is easily commutable from Edinburgh. In June 2010 we were inspected and the particular strengths of the school were found to be:

The high morale and improving ethos of the school community

The contributions of young people to improvements in the climate for learning

The work of staff across the school in supporting young people's learning

The strong leadership of the Head teacher on school improvement.

Since then, our motivated staff, students, parents and the community we serve have worked hard to further improve all aspects of our school.

Having worked closely with Cramlington Learning Village in Northumberland we have engaged all our staff in a fundamental examination of lesson planning and practice, which has resulted in the Preston Lodge Accelerated Learning Cycle. Full details of our approach to learning can be found on our website at https://www.edubuzz.org/pllearning/. Our work is now focused on continuously improving our approach to classroom practice, in order to develop student and staff learning, with an emphasis on Making Thinking Visible. Key to this is the provision of proper time for teachers to collaboratively plan exciting lessons that stimulate all learners, and the Preston Lodge Learning Foundation employs a Head of Development to source financial support for this work.

Our PT Classroom Practice, our strong Learning Skills programme, our annual Learning Festival, and a highly innovative in-school Teacher Leadership Academy for our staff are just some examples of the focus that we give to this work. Our staff and students work together to develop an understanding of not just what key skills should be learned by students, but how they should be learned and why they are important.

Our new curriculum fully meets the expectations of Curriculum for Excellence, with a focus on two year courses at both Higher and National 5 for S4-6 students, and we are increasingly exploring alternative accreditation. For example, we are one of the biggest user of the Open Universities Young Applicants in Scottish Schools scheme. We were the first wireless network High School in East Lothian, and we have introduced a new Bring Your Own Device programme for young people.

One of our key aims is to maximise achievement and attainment for all our students. Examination results are improving (2017 3+ and 5+ Highers for S5 students set new school records) and a key priority for us is securing and retaining the highest quality of new staff. We are looking for highly motivated, open minded and innovative learners to join us and to help us secure positive futures for our young people.

This is an exciting time for Preston Lodge High School, and the community it serves. Further details about the school can be found on our website at http://www.prestonlodge.net

Gavin Clark

Headteacher, Preston Lodge High School, Park View, Prestonpans


Please Note:
Teachers who join East Lothian Council during the school session will only be entitled to a pro-rata salary and annual leave entitlement until the end of the session. A calculation will be carried out upon commencement and pay will be adjusted in the first available pay period to ensure they are paid correctly.  It may be necessary to make adjustments over several months and in these instances employees will be advised in writing. Should you require clarification please contact Payroll on 01620 827781.

Job Details
Teaching relevant subject through S1-S6.

Subject to the policies of the school and the education authority the duties of teachers, promoted and unpromoted, are to perform such tasks as the Head Teacher shall direct having reasonable regard to overall teacher workload related to the following categories-

Teaching assigned classes together with associated preparation and correction
Developing the school curriculum
Assessing, recording and reporting on the work of pupils
Preparing pupils for examinations and assisting with their administration
Providing advice and guidance to pupils on issues related to their education
Promoting and safeguarding the health, welfare and safety of pupils
Working in partnership with parents, support staff and other professionals
Undertaking appropriate and agreed continuing professional development
Participating in issues related to school planning, raising achievement and individual review
Contributing towards good order and the wider needs of the school


Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with the job.

Job Requirements
- Relevant Qualifications
- Registered with GTCS as a teacher of relevant subject
- For Permanent Posts: Full GTCS Registration is required.
- For Temporary Posts: Full/Provisional GTCS Registration is required.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Additional Information
For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:
www.eastlothian.gov.uk/teachinginfo

East Lothian Council Secondary Schools
Further details on all East Lothian Council Secondary Schools, including individual school websites can be found here: Secondary Schools

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If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on recruitment@eastlothian.gov.uk

Please note: we do not accept CV's. There is no function to allow you to upload a CV to MyJobScotland and we do not accept CV's by post or email. All our vacancies must be applied for by completing the on-line application form.

 

Closing date: 09/12/2018

Reference: EAL03490

Preston Lodge High School, Park View, Prestonpans, EH32 9QJ



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More about Preston Lodge High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 12 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Park View, Prestonpans, East Lothian, EH32 9QJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1875 811170