Teacher of Physics, Gordonstoun, Duffus, Elgin, IV30 5RF

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

GordonstounGordonstoun, Duffus, Elgin, IV30 5RF

Date posted:
Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Gordonstoun has been leading the way in character education for more than 80 years.  Our uniquely broad curriculum provides challenge in the classroom, on the sea and on the mountain enables students to discover the truth in our motto – Plus Est En Vous – there is more in you.  

The Senior School has almost 500 students aged 13 to 18, most of whom are full boarders.  The School has been fully co-educational for thirty seven years.  Aberlour House, the Junior School situated on the same campus, has over 100 pupils aged 6 -13.  Each year approximately 60 students join at Year 9 (13 plus) and 60 come into the Sixth Form.  Approximately a third of the students are resident in Scotland, a third in other parts of the United Kingdom and a third in other parts of the world, reflecting our international ethos.

The School is also known for the wide range of activities, which it provides for its’ students throughout the School. There are many opportunities to contribute beyond the classroom and involvement in school life in the broadest sense is expected from all members of staff.  The successful applicant will have skills and ideally qualifications to contribute to the broader curriculum.

You will be someone who can enthuse students and promote the importance of science to the young people of Gordonstoun, in order to help them gain formal qualifications and aid them in taking their place as twenty-first century international citizens.  All candidates should be registered or eligible for registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, as this is a condition of employment.

Science is taught separately by specialist teachers in each of the science departments.  The majority of students currently follow the Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Combined Science course, with a class in each of years 10 and 11 following separate sciences at GCSE (again following the Edexcel 9-1 course).  The sciences are popular at A level, over 50% of students routinely achieve a grade A or B at A level.  The physics department currently follow Edexcel’s A level specification.  Each of the science departments has a Head of Department and the teaching of science is managed by a Head of Science, who is one of the department Heads.  Each department has its own suite of laboratories and the departments are well-resourced, each with a technician whose responsibility is exclusively to support that department’s teaching staff.

The salary will be at an appropriate point on the Gordonstoun salary scale. Teaching staff are eligible for membership of the Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme

Candidates wishing to be considered for this post should complete the school’s application form and submit a letter of application outlining why they feel they are suitable candidates for this post to the Headmaster or email to recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 09:00 Thursday 21 March 2019

Interviews will be held week commencing 25 March 2019 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 6 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 5RF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1343 837837
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Gordonstoun is known for the wide range of activities that it provides for girls and boys throughout the School's 6-18 age range. It has first-class facilities for these activities which include, in addition to all the normal subjects and...