35 hours per week
To start August 2019
WE WOULD WELCOME APPLICATIONS FROM TEACHERS WHO HAVE PRIMARY OR SECONDARY SUPPORT FOR LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Preston Lodge High School is a non-denominational secondary school serving the communities of Cockenzie, Port Seton, Longniddry and Prestonpans. Our role 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 Headteacher 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. 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 (2017s 3+ and 5+ Highers for S5 students set new school records) and a key priority for us is securing and retaining the highest 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.
- To undertake teaching duties in accordance with the SNCT Handbook of the National Scheme of Salaries and Conditions of Service.
- To provide support to staff and pupils to identify and address additional support needs, through a range of assessment and intervention strategies, within the five roles of Support for Learning:
- Co -operative teaching
- Teaching individuals and groups
- Providing specialist services
- Staff development and training
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.
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.
Please Note - Pay arrangements for those starting after 1st day of school session
In accordance with Teachers Conditions of Service (SNCT - Appendix 2.19), Teachers who commence employment with East Lothian Council after the first day of the school session will have their salary for the remainder of the school salary year (which runs from 1 August to 31 July each year), recalculated to reflect how teachers accrue leave and pay.
In these circumstances, a calculation will be carried out upon commencement of employment and leave and pay will be adjusted. Further information will be provided to the successful candidate should this be applicable.
Closing date: 26/05/2019
Preston Lodge High School, Park View, Prestonpans