Teacher of Learning Support - Knox Academy

East Lothian Council
Haddington, East Lothian
22866 - 36480
11 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Part Time
Vacancy Information

Permanent part time position
22.4 hours per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
To start: ASAP

Knox Academy is a state school situated in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. At census 2017 the roll was 751. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming school. The school is accessible to all.

The curriculum provides a full range of subjects from Sl-S6. We aim to meet the needs of all the pupils, providing a curriculum that is appropriate in terms of breadth, depth and challenge. We endeavour to treat all pupils as individuals and hope that they, their parents and the community will work in partnership to provide them with the support and opportunities that will enable them to make their next educational steps. Pupils are encouraged to access the extensive and varied menu of extra-curricular activities on offer.

The Learning Support Department forms part of the Support for Pupils Faculty (Guidance, Learning Support and Pupil Support). The department is vibrant and forward thinking, and plays a key role in a wide range of teaching and learning activities, from our highly successful literacy programme, to nurture and the transition process. The department works closely with colleagues across the school, particularly in pupil and pastoral support. The department is open, welcoming and inclusive and prides itself on doing what is necessary to help all learners achieve to, and beyond, their potential.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, energetic and with the ability to communicate their enthusiasm to the pupils and other staff and with a track record of delivering effective learning support and nurture. They should be prepared to demonstrate a commitment to self-evaluation and lifelong professional learning.

The post is vacant from Monday 20thAugust for a start as soon as possible after that date. The preferred pattern of work is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday but there could be some flexibility which can be discussed at interview.

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.

Job Details

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
  •  Consultancy
  •  Teaching individuals and groups
  •  Providing specialist services
  •  Staff development and training

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
Educated to Degree Level in a relevant subject and able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.
Registered with GTCS as a teacher
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.

Additional Information

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Teaching Employment Information

East Lothian Council Secondary Schools
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