Physical Education & Games, Ayr, South Ayrshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Wellington SchoolAyr, South Ayrshire

Date posted:
Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher of Physical Education and Games to join this hard-working and energetic department at Wellington School.  The position becomes available in August 2019 and this is an excellent opportunity to join an ambitious and high performing team.

The successful applicant will be required to teach Physical Education and Games to pupils of all ages in this all-through 3 – 18 school.  SQA Physical Education is offered at both National 5 and Higher levels and all members of the department are expected to contribute to the delivery of these certificate courses.  Coaching expertise and experience in rugby is essential and the person appointed will be expected to make a significant contribution to the extra-curricular rugby programme at Wellington and participate in the comprehensive programme of weekend fixtures that take place throughout the year.  Wellington School plays rugby in partnership with Ayr Rugby Club and the Ayr/Wellington teams are amongst the most competitive in Scotland.  In each of the last three years, the U18 side has played on the main pitch at Murrayfield in the final of the Scottish Youth Cup.

In addition to the facilities available for sports on the main campus, the school also has its own playing fields, with an all-weather surface and pavilion on the outskirts of Ayr at Doonside. 

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, permanent and commences in August 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, and provide a covering letter, both of which should be sent by email to  A CV is optional and may also be included.

The closing date for applications is Friday 22 February 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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