Job Description

LOCATION: Burnhouse School, The Avenue, Whitburn, EH47 0BX
SALARY: £32,994 – £41,412 per year
HOURS: 35 hours per week

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Teacher – Inclusion & Wellbeing, Burnhouse School, 35 hours per week, fixed term until 8th January 2023, Closing date 27th February 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a subject specialist teacher to become part of our innovative 0-18 Inclusion and Support Service within the additional support needs sector across West Lothian. This opportunity is open to all subject specialist practitioners due to the unique cross-sector approach of the Inclusion and Support Service.

The service is led by a Head Teacher and three Depute Head Teachers who oversee the three strands of our service model: ISS Connolly School Campus, ISS Early Intervention Teams and ISS Secondary. The service consists of 68 multi-skilled practitioners who work across all 66 primary schools and 11 secondary schools in West Lothian along with our own specialist centres at Connolly School Campus and our Skills Centre. The service supports over 600 children with a wide range of additional support needs from 0-18 including: sensory needs; autistic spectrum needs; social, emotional and/or emotional needs; attention deficit and hyperactivity needs; mental health needs; interrupted learning issues; looked after children and children and young people with learning needs.

The approach of the Inclusion and Support Service promotes the ‘presumption of mainstream’ as well as supporting children and young people who require a more therapeutic approach to their wellbeing.

The successful candidate will have the necessary experience and leadership skills to assist in taking forward the principles of Curriculum for Excellence and GIRFEC in order to support the improvement agenda of the service. The successful candidate will support the vision for the service and implement strategies to achieve this vision. This is a key post which comes at an exciting and challenging time for education in the service. The successful candidate will work in partnership with a wide range of agencies and partner organisations including Social Policy, Educational Psychology, NHS service areas and third sector organisations. Further information on the Inclusion and Support Service is available on our website: or by contacting Katie Gardinier, Head Teacher, at

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

West Lothian Council are committed to far reaching changes to the way we deliver our Education Services. These changes include giving you the support and environment that you need to get on with your job and develop your abilities. Our dedication is demonstrated by the whole council achievement of the Investors in People Standard and always aiming a little higher in our service delivery and improvements.

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

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.  Successful candidates will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment and the cost will be met by the candidate. The fee for a Full PVG Scheme Membership is £59 or Existing Member is £18. The £59 cost (where appropriate) will be deducted from your salary over a 1 or 3 month period by repayment schedule.  If your employment concludes before the amount is re-paid in full, the outstanding balance will be deducted from your final salary.


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