Strathallan School in Perthshire, Scotland, is seeking to appoint an inspirational Teacher of Spanish (with French or German) to join our Modern Languages department. The Teacher of Spanish will be an enthusiastic advocate for their subject area with excellent knowledge and skills and demonstrable rapport with pupils. A clear ability to work productively with other staff members is essential. This opportunity may suit a teacher embarking on their career with one or two years' teaching experience or those who are more experienced practitioners.
There is a strong tradition of excellent modern foreign language provision at Strathallan and the successful candidate will be expected to build on this by developing and extending the provision for, primarily, Spanish and French or German in coordination with the existing extension programme.
Modern Languages are a core component of a Strathallan education with French being taught from Year 5 (P5), and a choice of Spanish or German introduced in Year 9 (S2). Pupils then take one or more language onto GCSE. Languages are a popular choice at A Level and we currently offer A Level and SQA Higher in all three languages. There are currently five members of the MFL Department with Russian and Chinese offered by specialists outside the taught timetable. The team has a wealth of experience and the department is constantly seeking to develop its extra-curricular offering. A willingness to contribute towards this would be advantageous.
The department is well equipped, with interactive whiteboards and a PC in each classroom. Pupils are supported by a department which has a strong team ethos and which is continually striving to provide outstanding and innovative teaching.
There is also an opportunity for the Teacher of Spanish to fully immerse themselves in the life of a thriving boarding school and acting as Resident Tutor at one of our senior boarding houses. Accommodation would be available for the Resident Tutor.
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- All-through School
- Students of mixed gender, age 9 - 18 years