Music Teacher – Fixed Term

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Closing date: Thursday 01 June 2023
Location: Edinburgh, Royal Blind School
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £37,895 - £47,565 per annum
Contract: Fixed Term until October 2023

What this job is about 

The post holder will provide a safe and high-quality learning environment in which our children and young people will thrive. 

Responsible for the coordination of assigned classes and will work collaboratively with the multi-professional team within the school and colleagues within the wider organisation to plan and deliver a personalised curriculum for each child and young person. 

What we want you to be responsible and accountable for 

All teachers will support the learning and development of children and young people with visual impairment /complex needs through: 

  • Assessing their needs and setting learning targets in collaboration with the multi professional team. 
  • Promoting their emotional health and well-being, including developing self-esteem and providing opportunities to maximise independence. 
  • Reviewing the appropriateness of the curriculum for individual children on an ongoing basis. 
  • Developing resources for children and young people with visual impairment. 
  • Supporting the referral, admission and transition processes for children and young people.  
  • Planning, recording and reporting on progress in collaboration with multi professional team and parents and carers. 
  • Committing to undertake training in Manual Handling or any other relevant training to work with children with complex needs. 
  • Providing cover for absent colleagues or undertaking any additional duties required of them. 
  • Keeping up to date with all new organisational, local and national initiatives pertinent to the needs of children and young people with Additional Support Needs, Complex Needs and Visual Impairment. 
  • In collaboration with relevant staff, taking the lead in events as agreed such as Assemblies, Christmas Show, Exhibitions, Enterprise Activities, etc 

 Other Requirements: 

 Leadership and People Management: 

All teachers will show leadership skills through: 

  • Developing an area of the School Improvement Plan with colleagues. 
  • Ensuring all class support staff achieve high professional standards at all times. 
  • Challenging practice not in line with the ethos and values of Sight Scotland and/or professional registration. 
  • Taking responsibility for own Professional Review and Development in line with GTCS registration and Sight Scotland’s appraisal requirements. 
  • Delivery of training and presentations to colleagues. 

Respect, Diversity and Equality: 

All teachers will act and behave in ways that develop a culture of 

 trust and respect through: 

  • Being respectful, courteous and diplomatic at all times when dealing with others. 
  • Raising awareness of equality and diversity issues through curricular activity, in line with Sight Scotland’s policies and procedures and legislation. 


All teachers will be able to demonstrate they are self –reflective practitioners, professional and positive role models through: 

  • Meeting the standards set within GTCS registration and the professional code of conduct. 
  • Developing and building on good working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Working effectively when under pressure. 
  • Communicating in a way which is clear, honest, constructive and inclusive. 
  • Showing initiative and flexibility. 

Core Organisational Responsibilities:

All teachers will promote and support Sight Scotland’s ethos, values and policies through: 

  • Promoting a culture of respect and dignity at all times in line with Sight Scotland policy. 
  • Demonstrating professionalism, positivity and integrity in line with Sight Scotland values.  
  • Contributing to the development of the organisation’s strategic improvement plan. 
  • Complying with and support all organisational policies and procedures, including Child Protection, Data Protection and confidentiality, Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities. 
  • Participating in and delivering learning and development activity within the provision and wider organisation. 
  • Protecting and enhancing the good reputation of the organisation at all times. 

Teachers are expected to carry out any other duty as reasonably directed by the School Management Team and/or Director of Services. 

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Sight Scotland website:

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