Teacher of Computing, East Lothian

Closing date:Expiring soon

Dunbar Grammar SchoolEast Lothian

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £26,697-£40,206
Contract term: Permanent

Vacancy Information

35 hours per week
To start August

Please Note: Applications are welcome from Probationer Teachers pending full registration in August 2019.

This post is for a permanent full time teacher of Computing.

This post is part of the Technologies Faculty currently made up of 1 PT, 4 Teachers of Technical Education, 3 Teachers of Business Education and 1 teacher of Computing supported by a Senior Technician.

The position requires someone with an ability to set high standards which challenge and inspire pupils to high achievement.

You will require an ability to work successfully with others in a wide range of school matters sharing responsibility for decision making.

You will also require an ability to maintain a sense of humour and a sense of perspective.


School Information

Dunbar Grammar is a six-year, fully inclusive, comprehensive, non-denominational and co-educational school. It serves the town of Dunbar and the surrounding area. It is one of six secondary schools in East Lothian.

The present building was opened in 1961 and is situated in an attractive site in the centre of Dunbar. It has spacious playground areas and a games field within the school grounds.

The school is fully equipped for disabled access.

The school has been completely redeveloped as part of East Lothian Council's Private and Public Partnership scheme and as a result boasts excellent facilities, including a Games Hall, Fitness Room, Drama Studio and Recording Studio.

The associated primary schools are Dunbar PS, West Barn's PS, Stenton PS, Innerwick PS and East Linton PS.

The school roll in September 2018 was 958 but due to extensive building work in Dunbar and the surrounding area this is likely to grow substantially over the next few years.

The present teaching complement is around 80.

In April 2013 HMIE inspectors published an excellent report on the school.

At Dunbar Grammar we believe that every child has a gift in at least one area of the curriculum.The challenge facing us as teachers is to allow children the opportunity to discover and develop that gift.


Job Details

Teaching relevant subject through S1-S6.

Subject to the policies of the school and the education authority the duties of teachers, promoted and unpromoted, are to perform such tasks as the Head Teacher shall direct having reasonable regard to overall teacher workload related to the following categories-

Teaching assigned classes together with associated preparation and correction

Developing the school curriculum

Assessing, recording and reporting on the work of pupils

Preparing pupils for examinations and assisting with their administration

Providing advice and guidance to pupils on issues related to their education

Promoting and safeguarding the health, welfare and safety of pupils

Working in partnership with parents, support staff and other professionals

Undertaking appropriate and agreed continuing professional development

Participating in issues related to school planning, raising achievement and individual review

Contributing towards good order and the wider needs of the school


Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications

Registered with GTCS as a teacher of relevant subject
For Permanent Posts: Full GTCS Registration is required.
For Temporary Posts: Full/Provisional GTCS Registration is required.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member's records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:

If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check.


Additional Information

Please Note - Pay arrangements for those starting after 1st day of school session
In accordance with Teachers Conditions of Service (SNCT - Appendix 2.19), Teachers who commence employment with East Lothian Council after the first day of the school session will have their salary for the remainder of the school salary year (which runs from 1 August to 31 July each year), recalculated to reflect how teachers accrue leave and pay.

In these circumstances, a calculation will be carried out upon commencement of employment and leave and pay will be adjusted. Further information will be provided to the successful candidate should this be applicable.

Closing date: 26/05/2019

Reference: EAL03914

Dunbar Grammar School, Summerfield Road, Dunbar

Job location

More about Dunbar Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Summerfield Road, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1NJ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1368 863339