2 x 25 hrs per week, 39 weeks per year - Fixed Term until 31 March 2022
The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 1 August 2021. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels
We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our vibrant learning community within Simpson Primary School and Nursery Class. The school is a non-denominational school serving the community of Wester Inch in Bathgate, West Lothian. The school accommodates 23 mainstream classes and a nursery class. The school roll currently stands at 638 children in P1-P7 and 140 children in the nursery class.
Our values develop the four capacities within Curriculum for Excellence and support every learner in their wellbeing and development. Our core values are: Kindness, Honesty, Respect, Courage and Fairness. We aim to inspire, motivate, engage and empower our children in and through their learning providing an excellent education enabling children to be the best they can be. In Simpson Nursery Class the child’s voice is at the centre of our practice.
The school works very closely in partnership with parents/carers and the wider community and it has a very active and effective Parent Council that helps to enhance the experiences of the children and raise funds for a range of additional resources.
One of the key strengths within Simpson Primary is the culture of collegiate working and it is within that ever-strengthening culture of continuous improvement that the nursery will work together with the whole school community, to take forward identified priorities.
This Advanced Pupil Support Worker role will particularly focus on supporting pupils to access the high quality learning experiences within Early Level P1. The successful candidate will follow West Lothian Council policies.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the West Lothian Council
This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC. If you are already registered with SSSC you will be required to add West Lothian Council to your account.
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