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Head of English and Faculty of Languages

Kelvinside Academy , City of Glasgow

Vacancy details

Please apply before 27/02/2019 at 12:00 pm

33 Kirklee Road, Glasgow, G12 0SW

Ian Munro

0141 357 3376

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Vacancy Description / Summary

Kelvinside Academy is an independent, HMC co-educational day school of some 600 pupils aged 3-18 in the west end of Glasgow.

Kelvinside Academy is an independent, HMC co-educational day school of some 600 pupils aged 3-18 in the west end of Glasgow.

We seek a highly qualified and enthusiastic leader to manage the English Department and Faculty of Languages. You will be an experienced practitioner able to inspire a love of language and literature and teach to Advanced Higher level. The post will suit an ambitious, creative and progressive team leader capable of managing and developing their department from an already high performing position.

All staff at Kelvinside Academy are expected to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school. A willingness to become involved in the school community through sport, music, drama, outdoor pursuits or clubs and activities is essential. The salary is based on the SNCT scale and there is an additional KA allowance.

Applicants should be registered, or eligible for registration, with the GTCS. They should also be a PVG Scheme member, and be prepared to undergo a PVG scheme update with Disclosure Scotland.

The post holder is expected to demonstrate:
• Ability to teach our full English curriculum and to develop the curriculum
• Ability to manage and organise classes through planning and preparing for learning and teaching
• Ability to assess, record and report on the work of pupils’ progress to inform a range of teaching and learning approaches
• Ability to prepare pupils for examinations and qualifications and where required, assist with their administration
• Ability to contribute to the school planning and improvement processes
• Ability to maintain and develop knowledge and skills and contribute to the professional development of colleagues

How to apply
The post is tenable from August 2019. A completed application form should be sent to the Rector by noon on Wednesday 27 February 2019.

About the School

From 1 to 18 years, education at Kelvinside Academy is designed to challenge every child to be and do their best in every aspect of life. Excellence in the classroom is non-negotiable, but when educating pupils, teachers won’t stop there.

In a world full of uncertainty and rapid technological advancement, SQA exam grades alone are no longer enough. Intellectual curiosity, a passion for learning, critical thought, resilience and empathy are dispositions required by students to compete in the 21st Century.

Pastoral care is at the heart of a Kelvinside education, where the size of our pupil population allows teachers to know every pupil, ensuring a caring and nurturing learning environment. At Kelvinside Academy, the whole child is the whole point.