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St Margaret's School For Girls , City of Aberdeen

Vacancy details

Please apply before 24/11/2017 at 5:00 pm

15-17 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1RU

Mrs Karen Schmitz
PA to Head

01224 584466

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Vacancy Description / Summary

St Margaret’s School for Girls is the oldest all-through girls’ school in Scotland and the only single sex school in Aberdeen. The school enjoys a fine reputation for academic excellence and an extensive extra-curricular programme. Further details about St Margaret’s may be found on our website:

We are seeking a suitably qualified and enthusiastic primary teacher to start at the beginning of the spring term 2018 or earlier if available. Candidates should be GTCS registered or eligible for registration. St Margaret’s School operates its own salary scale which is above the national pay scale. The salary for this position will be dependent on the experience of the successful applicant. Subject to satisfying eligibility criteria, the successful applicant will be automatically enrolled into the Scottish Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme, but will have the right to opt out. Daughters of staff who attend the school will be eligible for a 40% remission on school fees (on a pro-rata basis). St Margaret’s has an Employee Assistance Programme which offers free and confidential advice on both work and personal issues.

Applicants should complete an application form and send it with a full CV and covering letter to Miss Anna Tomlinson, the Headteacher, either by email to or by post to St Margaret’s School for Girls, 15-17 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1RU. Candidates invited for interview will be asked to teach a lesson which will be observed.

Closing date for applications: Friday 24 November

Start date: Monday 8 January or earlier if available

Job Description

• To prepare and deliver lessons using a range of suitable teaching approaches, assessment and evaluation methods, using Curriculum for Excellence as a guide.

• To provide a stimulating learning environment for pupils.
• To organise and co-ordinate such trips, visits and extra-curricular activities as may add enrichment to the day-to-day teaching for their pupils.
• To maintain pupils' records and write reports.
• To develop good working relationships with parents and attend parents’ evenings.
• To attend whole school and junior school staff meetings; to work with all junior school staff to develop and implement teaching and learning strategies in line with school policy.
• To participate in the school’s professional learning programme.
• To take part in school open days.
• To cover for colleagues as required.
• To contribute to the positive ethos and extra-curricular life of St Margaret’s School.

About the School

The only girls’ school in Aberdeen, St Margaret’s has around 400 pupils ranging in age from 3 to 18. Our school is large enough to offer flexibility and choice in terms of the curriculum and extra-curricular activities, but small enough to ensure that each girl is well known within a friendly and family atmosphere.

St Margaret’s staff are experts in teaching girls and are committed to supporting each girl to be all that she can be both inside and outside the classroom. At St Margaret’s we have specialised in girls’ education since 1846. We believe that a single-sex education offers girls the space in which their intellectual and physical identity can blossom and which is free from stereotype.