Class Teacher, Beatlie School, 23.4, CD 06/11/16

Vacancy posted: Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Salary: 26,895 - 35,763
Location: Livingston

Closing date: 06 November 2016
Job ref. no.: WEL01472

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Class Teacher, Beatlie School, 35 hours per week, closing date 6th November 2016

Beatlie School is looking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher to work within our unique and wonderful school.

Beatlie School provides co-educational and non-denominational education primarily for pupils with profound, severe and complex learning difficulties aged between 3 and 18 years of age. The usual catchment area is West Lothian, although a placing request may be made if a child lives out with this area. The school has a nursery department with a roll of 24, a primary department (age range is 5 ® 11 years approximately) and a secondary department where the age range is approximately 12 ® 18 years.

The present roll is 31.

Our School Values, Vision and Aims:

Mission Statement;

To provide education of the highest quality in partnership with parents/carers and allied health professionals for all pupils which meets their individual, educational, personal and spiritual needs and which will enable them to be effective contributors, successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

School Aims

In Beatlie, we aim to create a happy, nurturing environment which addresses the very specific physical, medical, sensory, social and educational needs of our pupils by –

Learning and Teaching

Planning appropriately to provide a stimulating and accessible curriculum based on the values and principles of the Curriculum for Excellence and incorporating national initiatives e.g. Eco Schools, Healthy Schools, Rights Respecting Schools etc. Preparing our pupils for life by – :- fostering independence

:- developing communication skills

:- providing support to move into positive, sustained destinations beyond school

Vision and Leadership

Committing to supporting colleagues and to improving outcomes for children and young people Demonstrating a strong common purpose to provide children and young people with high quality learning experiences within a caring and supportive environment


Creating Individual Education Plans (IEPs) in consultation with The Team around the Child including parents and allied health professionals working closely with parents in a supportive and collaborative way to ensure a positive relationship between home and school


Ensuring that staff receive on-going professional development opportunities through high quality training/CPD and supportive quality assurance Ensuring a culture of on-going self-evaluation, shared ownership, collegiate working

Culture and Ethos

maintaining a climate where everyone is treated with respect and where every pupil is enabled to reach their full potential ensuring a culture of celebration and achievement promoting inclusion and equality in school and in the local and wider community

A relevant teaching qualification and registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland is essential.

This post is considered Regulated Work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scotland Act 2007. From 28 February 2011 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 West Lothian Council.

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