Teacher of Biology (Maternity Cover), Musselburgh, Edinburgh

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Loretto SchoolMusselburgh, Edinburgh

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £24,650 - £39,320
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

We have an exciting opportunity for a part time Biology teacher to join our teaching team. This is a 0.75 FTE post to cover a maternity leave consisting of 18 lessons a week.

This role requires an enthusiastic and passionate Biology teacher, committed to a high quality of learning and teaching and providing an engaging and inspiring experience for pupils. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for learning and teaching of pupils in their classes, employing effective pedagogy, using their skills and experience to enable pupils to become self-regulated and successful learners in achieving their potential in the subject to the fullest.     

Of paramount importance is a passion for Science and a desire to share this with our pupils. You will be a qualified teacher, able to teach to GCSE and A-Level standard, who is eligible to be registered with the General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS). The ability to teach a second subject may be an advantage. In addition, you will have:

• The ability to plan, prepare and deliver creative and challenging lessons to all stages, including practical aspects of Biology.

• an interest in using innovative teaching methods, including ICT, to enhance learning and teaching.

• the ability to create useful resources to contribute to class teaching and departmental development.

• good organisational skills and punctuality.

• the ability to work well as part of a team and to share ideas with colleagues

However, the role is more than just classroom teaching. Everyone at Loretto strives to know and nurture all of our pupils helping them to develop into knowledgeable, capable and confident adults and all staff are expected to contribute fully to the School’s extensive academic, pastoral, and extra-curricular programmes. The academic, pastoral, and extra-curricular timetable includes teaching on Saturday mornings along with weekend and evening duties. 

Salary will be determined by experience and aptitude for the role. In addition, as recognition of the contribution to the co-curriculum programme, a further salary allowance is also paid.

If you think that this is the right opportunity for you please submit a covering letter and application form to Ruth Cardwell Moore, HR Executive, Loretto School, 1-7 Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland, EH21 7RE. Or by e-mail to HR@Loretto.com

Alternatively, if you would like to arrange for an informal discussion please email HR@Loretto.com.

Closing Date 23rd February 2020

The School is committed to equal opportunities for all its pupils and staff. 

Loretto is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Loretto meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to Disclosure Scotland Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme checks before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. The cost of this application will be met by the School. Annually, every member of staff at the School is required to undergo, complete, and sign to confirm that they have received child protection training and will uphold it. 

More about Loretto School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 7RE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 131 653 4444
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