Teacher of Geography, Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen

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Robert Gordon's CollegeRobert Gordon's College, Aberdeen

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Start date: As soon as possible or 14 August 2020
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: SNCT Scales plus RGC Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Applications are sought from creative and talented geographers to join the College’s successful and progressive Geography Department. This post would be suitable for a probationer, recently qualified or a more experienced teacher looking for a new challenge. The College and department are committed to providing professional development opportunities for all staff and a full programme of support is available. The start date for this position is as soon as possible or Friday 14 August 2020.

The Geography Department comprises four members of staff, with additional teaching from the Deputy Head. The Department has five purpose built classrooms and a resource/staff base. It is well resourced with all classrooms having interactive LED flatpanels in addition to an extensive collection of maps and books.

Geography is taught as part of a common course to all pupils in First and Second Year. From Third to Sixth Year, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses are offered, with Geography being a popular choice at all levels. Geology and Earth Science is incorporated into the Geography curriculum with further Geology taught as an interest course to S6 pupils.

National 5 Environmental Science is being delivered jointly with the Biology Department for the first time this session and the hope is to run this again in 2020-21. Fieldwork is carried out by all pupils within Scotland, with an additional biennial trip to Iceland for pupils in S4 and S5.

The successful candidate will:

 Teach the full range of Geography courses to all year groups using a variety of active

learning and teaching methods and techniques.

 Create an effective teaching and learning environment in the classroom which offers

support, encouragement and progression to all pupils.

 Employ an appropriate range of assessment strategies as required by departmental,

school and national requirements.

 Be proficient in using digital technology to deliver the Geography curriculum in the

classroom and for outside learning, as well as an administrative tool.

 Contribute to curricular and cross-curricular developments, including developing teaching

materials and planning courses.

 Be able to lead fieldwork activities for all year groups.

 Maintain appropriate records of pupil performance and assessment.

 Offer commitment and enthusiasm in a department where an emphasis on mutual support

and sharing of ideas is long established.

 Contribute to the development and implementation of departmental policies.

Applicants should be registered, or eligible for registration with the GTCS and will be expected to contribute and assist with the extra-curricular activities of the College and take a full part in school life. Salaries are based on SNCT scales with an enhanced RGC allowance.

To apply online send a letter of application including a full CV and details of two referees to Ms F Winter, HR Manager, f.winter@rgc.aberdeen.sch.uk, or apply online via our website. If you would like to obtain further details about this role or working at the College please request more information from the HR Department. Closing date for applications is Tuesday 28 January 2020.

Robert Gordon’s College is a charity registered in Scotland, No. SC000123

More about Robert Gordon's College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Schoolhill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1FE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1224 646 346
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Robert Gordon’s College is an independent, coeducational, day school of 1638 pupils serving Aberdeen and North-East Scotland. It is attractively located in historic buildings in the heart of the flourishing city of Aberdeen, with beautiful countrysid...