Learning Assistant ASN X3 - Goreglen Primary School

Midlothian Council

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Job Description

Gore Glen Primary School is a new school in a fast growing community. It opened in August 2016. It is situated in Gorebridge, Midlothian; an area steeped in history with a large mining community. The new Borders railway line runs through the area and although Gorebridge is only 12 miles from Edinburgh city centre, it is surrounded by rural countryside, cycle routes and walkways.

Gore Glen Primary School joins a very successful learning community with 7 feeder schools into Newbattle High School. The learning community works closely to support one another and ensure excellent learning opportunities for all children.

Gore Glen Primary School is enjoying a phased entry as the community grows with us. We currently have 6 mainstream classes and a roll of 120 children. The school is expected to grow to a capacity of 15 classes and 420 children. The nursery class also enjoying a phased entry, will eventually grow to a capacity of 60 children in the morning and 60 children in the afternoon. The inclusion area within the school, Glenable, focuses on supporting children with a range of needs and enabling them to engage in mainstream school experiences. Again, this area is enjoying a phased entry with the capacity for 3 teams in due course. We currently have 2 classes in Glenable.

Children, families and staff are working together to create a vibrant and happy school community where all individuals are valued and nurtured. Respect and tolerance and the celebration of diversity are integral to our schools’ vision, values and aims.

The children in Gore Glen Primary School deserve excellent staff to support their learning, staff who are forward thinking and aspirational for each and every child. Applications are invited from enthusiastic professionals who have the vision and energy to share and promote the high standards planned for this school and who are committed to the development and progress of the school.

The job holder must have Evidence of basic literacy and numeracy at Standard Grade General level or SVQ2 in Early Years Care and Education, or National Certificate unit in Childcare & Education, or equivalent competency, to enable the jobholder to communicate effectively with staff and pupils, and provide sensitive support.

The jobholder must be familiar with child development and able to respond to the needs of individual pupils. Jobholders should have previous experience of working in this field of work.

To be fully competent in the role jobholders will be required to undertake addition training courses eg first aid, calm techniques etc.

If the post is within a Nursery Environment then the Jobholder must be registered with or obtain membership with the SSSC within 6 months of appointment. In order to register you must currently hold the relevant qualifications or be willing to work towards attaining these qualifications within the first year of registration. For further information about the qualifications recognised by SSSC for registration in a Support Worker role, please see www.sssc.uk.com‘


Position Title: Learning Assistant ASN X3 – GoreGlen Primary School

Position Number:

Directorate: Education

Location: Goreglen Primary School

Contract Status: Permanent/Fixed Term

Hours of Work: 22.5 hours per week

Working Pattern: To be discussed at interview

Weeks per year: 39

Closing Date: Monday 16 October 2017

Interview Date: Tuesday 24 October 2017

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 22.5 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £10,362.64 per annum.


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 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.

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit www.disclosurescotland.gov.uk

The Individual

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing attached documentation, 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.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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