Teacher - English, Fife Council

Closing date:

Viewforth High SchoolFife Council

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £27,438-£36,480
Contract term: Permanent

Job Description
Interview Date: Wednesday 19 December 2018

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for. The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link.

As a member of the school community, the role of the teacher is to lead learning for, and with, all learners with whom they engage and also to work with and support the development of colleagues and other partners and work to the benefit of the pupils, their parents and the community the school serves, through pursuing the objectives and implementing policies set by the Headteacher and Fife Council Education Children’s service, under the overall direction of the Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to be registered with the General Teaching Council (GTCS) and obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.

You will be required to provide contact details of at least two referees on the application form that cover your employment or academic history for the past 3 years. Depending on your circumstances you may be asked to provide more than 2 references.

You shall be accountable to the Headteacher/Senior Leadership Team and Education and Children’s Services and for the following list of duties and for such other duties as can reasonably be attached to the post. In carrying out these duties you will be responsible for:

Having knowledge and understanding of the nature of the curriculum and its development
Having knowledge and understanding of the relevant area(s) of pre-school, primary or secondary curriculum
Having knowledge and understanding of planning coherent and progressive teaching programmes
Having knowledge and understanding of contexts for learning to fulfil their responsibilities in literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing and interdisciplinary learning
Having knowledge and understanding of the principles of assessment, recording and reporting
Planning coherent, progressive and stimulating teaching programmes which match learners’ needs and abilities
Communicating effectively and interact productively with learners, individually and collectively
Employing a range of teaching strategies and resources to meet the needs and abilities of learners
Having high expectations of all learners
Creating a safe, caring and purposeful learning environment
Developing positive relationships and positive behaviour strategies
Using assessment, recording and reporting as an integral part of the teaching process to support and enhance learning.

The Individual
Fife Council is looking to recruit a talented and committed teacher who is willing to apply new learning with enthusiasm.  They should be confident and able to demonstrate they are an innovative practitioner. They should have a sound and detailed knowledge and understanding of the relevant aspects of the Curriculum for Excellence 3-18 as well as possessing strong interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate they have a commitment to the vision, values and core priorities in the development of education, teaching and learning which meets the needs of all pupils.

Whilst demonstrating these competencies, in Fife Council our How We Work Matters framework is at the heart of our local authority. Our teachers will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all council employees:

Take ownership
Focus on customers
Work together
Embrace technology & information
Deliver results

Closing date: 13/12/2018

Reference: FIF12468

Viewforth High School, Windmill Community Campus, Windmill Road, Kirkcaldy




Job location

More about Viewforth High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Windmill Community Campus, Windmill Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 3AL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1592 583408