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Teacher of Mathematics (full-time, permanent)

St Columba's School , Inverclyde

Vacancy details

Please apply before 22/02/2019 at 12:00 pm

Duchal Road, Kilmacolm, PA13 4AU

Fiona Houston
Head of Mathematics & Computing

01505 872238

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Vacancy Description / Summary

The Mathematics & Computing Faculty consists of three full-time and three part-time teachers and is highly regarded within the school community. Candidates take seven National 5 subjects during SIII and SIV and are presented for National 5 Mathematics in SIV; Higher is offered to SV pupils and Advanced Higher in SVI. The uptake at SVI is excellent with 48% of the year group opting to take Advanced Higher Mathematics. Computing is currently taught as part of the Transitus and SI curriculum. Results at all stages are excellent. The Faculty provides enrichment to the curriculum through participation in various local and country wide competitions.

We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and inspirational Teacher of Mathematics to promote excellence within the Mathematics & Computing Faculty. The successful candidate will be passionate about their subject and committed to encouraging and supporting pupils to set goals and achieve their ambitions.

The post is aligned to the SNCT scales, reviewed in April each year; with a further St Columba’s enhancement. Fee restriction of 50 per cent is granted for the education of the children of members of the teaching staff after one year’s service.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute fully to the extra-curricular life of the School.

Staff at St. Columba’s School benefit from a comprehensive Professional Review and CPD programme at whole school and departmental level.

Letters of application and CVs with the names and email addresses of two referees should be sent to the Rector by noon on Friday, 22 February 2019 either by email to or by post to The Rector, St Columba’s School, Duchal Road, Kilmacolm PA13 4AU. Interviews are expected to take place on Friday, 1 March 2019.

Please note that applicants must be registered or eligible for registration with the General Teaching Council of Scotland. The appointment will be subject to membership of The Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

Candidates are welcome to contact Mrs Fiona Houston, to discuss the post informally. Please note that the School will be closed for half-term from 18th - 22nd February inclusive therefore contact should be made by email to

About the School

St Columba's School is an HMC coeducational independent day school for pupils aged 3-18, located in Kilmacolm on the outskirts of Glasgow.

Consistently ranked within the top independent schools in Scotland, St Columba’s is renowned for its first class education and academic excellence. With national representation at sport, music, debating and public speaking, St Columba’s leads the way both in the classroom and beyond.

Our size is one of our many strengths - with under 700 pupils each child is known by name and recognised as an individual. Our beautiful countryside location and excellent educational experience create a school environment that is challenging and vibrant, allowing each pupil to realise their full potential, grow and flourish. We offer wraparound care from 7.30am-6pm, financial assistance and an extensive coach service is available.