Teacher of History, South Ayrshire

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Wellington SchoolSouth Ayrshire

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Start date: April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking to appoint a History specialist to deliver this popular and successful subject at Wellington School.  The maternity cover position becomes available in April 2019

This is a post for a well-qualified, enthusiastic and inspiring teacher who is able to teach the full range of SQA courses and lead by positive example.  He or she will have the ability to teach at all levels with confidence and authority, alongside the ability and enthusiasm to make use of a variety of teaching methodologies in the classroom.  

This position would suit either a recently qualified teacher or a more experienced practitioner.  We are looking for someone who demonstrates a genuine love of the subject, enthusiasm for teaching it and an imaginative, creative and energetic approach to helping pupils to share this enjoyment.  The successful candidate will also require excellent organisational and communication skills. Computers, interactive technology and web based resources are an intrinsic part of teaching and learning in the History department and fluency with these, together with a thoughtful approach to their use, is essential.  

Wellington School is the only independent school in Ayrshire and the school roll is currently in the region of 520 (Nursery – S6).   Year groups in the Senior School typically consist of approximately 50 pupils and most remain in the school until the end of S6.  The majority of pupils study 8 National 5 courses in S3/S4, before going on to take 5 Higher courses in S5.  Pupils in S6 choose from the wide range of Advanced Higher and Higher courses available and almost all proceed to university.  Popular choices of course include Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine and Law.

In addition to its curricular provision, Wellington also offers a rich array of other activities and a willingness to participate fully in the life of the school will be expected.  

The salary for this post will be in accordance with SNJCT scales, together with a small Wellington enhancement.   The position is full-time, temporary and commences in April 2019.

Applicants must either be registered with GTC Scotland, or eligible for registration. All teaching appointments are subject to clearance through the Disclosure Scotland Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme. 

Applicants should complete the school’s Job Application Form, which can be found on the school website at www.wellingtonschool.org/vacancies, and provide a covering letter, both of which should be sent by email to vacancies@wellingtonschool.org.  A CV is optional and may also be included.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 15 January 2019 and interviews will be held shortly after.  

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More about Wellington School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Carleton Turrets, Craigweil Road, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA7 2XH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1292 269321
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