Salary – PT3 (JS 97 - 110) £43,074
Type – Permanent
Status – Full Time
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.
Bonnyrigg is a small town in Midlothian a little over six miles south east of the centre of Edinburgh. It forms the south eastern part of a larger settlement created when it merged with Lasswade. In more recent times Bonnyrigg has thrived because of its proximity to Edinburgh. Its centre is less than two miles by road from the Edinburgh bypass and this is one of the factors that have caused significant amounts of new housing to be built around the edges of the town in the last decade leading to a quite dramatic growth in school roll. There are also very good public transport links with Edinburgh and, looking ahead, nearby Eskbank railway station - the Waverley Line from Edinburgh to the Borders.
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 school run a very successful Continuing Professional Development programme for all teachers. The school is famed for its extra-curricular provision including numerous sports, as well as cultural and artistic opportunities for students. There are also numerous clubs and societies in which the students are encouraged to be involved. The school is proud to have maintained an Eco Schools Green Flag for over 10 years. The school places a high value on teacher participation in extra-curricular activity and also on its extensive school trip programme. In relation to global education, the school is nationally recognised for a 10 year partnership programme with Shanghai.
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.
The school also has an extremely supportive and vibrant Parent Council. There are several placing requests outwith the catchment area and a number of senior school international students. As stated above, we have a partner school in Shanghai and teach Mandarin as part of the Modern Languages curriculum.
There is no substitute for experiencing the ethos of Lasswade High School and we look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Interviews for the above post will take place Week Commencing Monday 25 June 2018
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:
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:
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 callto speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.
Sunday 17 June 2018
£11,400 - £13,300 per annum
£11,400 - £13,300 per annum