Teacher of English, Shetland Islands

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Anderson High SchoolShetland Islands

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £28,854-£42,363
Contract term: Permanent

Aith Junior High School is a non-denominational school located in Aith on the west side of Shetland. It provides Early Years, primary and secondary education up to S4 for children from the west side of Shetland. The structure of the school is 2 Early Years sessions (one in the morning and one in the afternoon), 5 primary classes and a secondary department from S1-S4. There are currently a total 214 pupils on the roll. The school is managed by a Head Teacher and a Depute. The Head Teacher is Mr Michael Spence.

Anderson High School is a six year school, serving Lerwick and the surrounding areas, with our associated primary schools of Bells Brae, Hamnavoe, Nesting, Scalloway, Sound, Tingwall and Whiteness. In addition, pupils from the small islands of Fair Isle, Foula and Fetlar attend the school for up to six years. The school also serves all pupils in Shetland for S5 and S6, except for those attending Brae High School. There are extensive transport arrangements into Lerwick, and Halls of Residence accommodation for those pupils unable to travel each day.

In September 2018, 922 pupils were enrolled at Anderson High School.  There were 66.77 full-time equivalent teachers and 12.4 Support for Learning teachers, based at Anderson High, supporting pupils from across Shetland. The Head Teacher is Ms Valerie Nicolson.

This is a Permanent Full Time post for 35.0 Hours per Week.  0.6 FTE of the post is based at Aith Junior High School. The remaining 0.4 FTE is based at Anderson High School for approximately 12 months to cover family leave.  Depending on service need at the time, a decision will be made on where to locate the established 0.4 FTE thereafter.

A relocation package does apply to this post
We will pay interview expenses from within the UK

Additional Information
The grade of this post is TCHR
Salary shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,157 per annum
Permanent Full Time post for 35.0 Hours per Week
Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made
You must be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) prior to starting in post
We would welcome applications from flexible route probationers
We are happy to talk flexible working
FTE of post: 1.0
Sector/subject specialism: English
Qualification requirement: Teaching qualification in English
Class information, age range: Secondary age pupils

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.


Closing date: 17/11/2019

Reference: SIC03853

Aith Junior High School & Anderson High School

More about Anderson High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 12 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Hayfield Lane, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0JH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1595 692 306