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Teacher of English

Kelvinside Academy , City of Glasgow

Vacancy details

Please apply before 31/07/2017 at 12:00 pm

33 Kirklee Road, Glasgow, G12 0SW

0141 357 3376

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Vacancy Description / Summary

English operates within the Language Faculty which comprises English and Modern Languages (French and Spanish). The Faculty team of nine teachers is led by a Head of Faculty, and a Deputy Head with specific responsibility for delivery of the curriculum in Modern Languages.

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. The successful applicant must also pass a PVG check with Disclosure Scotland.


The successful applicant will be expected to:

Build independent resourcing in response to the on-going needs of learners.

Facilitate active learning and independence via imaginative approaches to teaching.

Provide detailed and focused ‘next steps’ formative assessment of pupil work.

Contribute to departmental development of pedagogy and collective practice.

An ability to teach Drama may be advantageous.

How to apply

The post is tenable from August 2017, however, a later start date will be possible for the right candidate. Applicants should send a completed application form and a covering letter to the Rector at the address below. The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 31 July 2017. Early applications are encouraged, and the School reserves the right to appoint before the closing date should a suitably qualified candidate present themselves.

About the School

From 3 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.