Teacher of Chemistry - St David's RC High School
£22,416 - £35,763
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.
St David’s High School Dalkeith is looking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic permanent Teacher of Chemistry to join a successful teaching team in Midlothian’s most improved secondary school.
Our current roll stands at around 600 drawn from the towns and villages across Midlothian and Musselburgh. We have a number of placing requests every year from families who are attracted by the caring and inclusive environment our school offers as well as the greatly improved exam results over recent years. Our students are our greatest assets and we are very proud of their successes and achievements and we are a true comprehensive school.
We are a Roman Catholic School committed to providing a welcoming learning environment for all our students irrespective of religious faith with the majority of our students and staff from non-Catholic backgrounds who support our caring and inclusive school ethos.
The school management team consists of Headteacher; 3 Deputy Headteachers; 9 Principal Teachers (Curriculum Leaders); 3 Heads of House and a Principal Teacher - Inclusion.
In recent years we have enjoyed recognition nationally for our work on building resilience in our learners working in partnership with Napier University and our cluster primary schools. Our students have also enjoyed opportunities to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including trips both abroad and closer to home and we are renowned for the quality and standard of our music traditions.
Recently we have been engaged with neighbouring schools on the Scottish Government’s Self Improving Schools Partnership Programme and have been implementing the work of Hattie’s Visible Learning and Dweck’s Growth Mindset in our learning and teaching strategies.
All teachers in the school have their own classroom (including science labs) and we are very fortunate with other resources for staff and students including an iPad/student ratio 1:4 and every member of staff being provided with their own iPad.
The school shares a Campus facility with Dalkeith High School; Saltersgate Special School and Woodburn Primary School and is situated at the east end of the Edinburgh city bypass approximately ½ hour from junction 3 of the M8 and 30 minutes from Edinburgh city centre.
For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Wendy Sutherland, Headteacher on 0131 654 4702.
Interviews will be held week commencing 12 December 2016
Pre Employment Checks/Requirements for Teaching Positions
If you are successful, our offer of employment will be conditional on satisfactory completion of pre-employment requirements, such as medical screening, two written references, one which must be from your most recent/current employer, verification of your original qualifications and your eligibility to work in the United Kingdom. Registration with the General Teaching Council and a satisfactory PVG check for Regulated Work with Children will also be essential.
General Teaching Council Scotland
Teachers applying for permanent posts should be fully registered with the General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS). For further information on registration please visit: www.gtcs.org.uk
Regulated Work with Children
This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
Successful candidates will require a PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. The fee for a Full PVG Scheme Membership is £59. You will be required to re-pay this amount to the Council by salary deduction over 6 consecutive pay periods. The fee for a PVG Scheme Record Update is £18. You will be required to re-pay this amount to the Council by salary deduction over 2 consecutive pay periods. If your employment concludes before the amount is re-paid in full, the outstanding balance will be deducted from your final salary. If you are an existing employee the Council will pay the cost of the Application Fee.
In your application we ask for information under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We ask you to disclose any unspent convictions. Disclosures should be made by writing to or emailing the Employment and Reward Manager, in confidence, giving details of the offence(s), penalty and date(s) of conviction. Applicants should note that failure to disclose a conviction which is subsequently advised through a Disclosure Scotland check may result in the withdrawal of any offer of appointment.
Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar an applicant from working with Midlothian. Decisions regarding suitability for positions of trust which are subject to vetting will be dependent on the nature of the position, together with the circumstances and background of the offence(s).
For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit: www.disclosurescotland.co.uk
How to Apply
Please apply on-line. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Midlothian.
If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing the attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.
Friday 09 December 2016
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