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Teacher of Physics

The High School of Glasgow , City of Glasgow

Vacancy details

Please apply before 25/04/2018 at 12:00 pm

637 Crow Road, Glasgow, G13 1PL

Jacqueline Mackay
Rector's PA

0141 954 9628

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Vacancy Description / Summary

Following the appointment of Dr Daniel Went as Head of Physics, we are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and
inspirational Teacher of Physics to join our highly successful Physics Department from August 2018.
The Science Department consists of twelve teachers and two technicians. Three full-time teachers are Physics
specialists. There are nine Science laboratories and lessons are taught in modern purpose-built Physics
laboratories opened in 2008. All three Sciences have their own dedicated laboratory for Advanced Higher
practical work. All pupils study Integrated Science in Transitus (Primary 7) and First Year. In Second Year the
separate sciences are taught in rotation in nine-week cycles, as far as possible by subject specialists.
7, 97% of Physics candidates achieved passes at National 5 level, 86% at Grade A. At Higher, 100%
of candidates achieved grades A-C, 69% at Grade A, and at Advanced Higher 100% of candidates achieved grades A-C.
In session 2017-2018, out of year groups of approximately one hundred pupils, 68 are studying National 5 Physics in Third Year and 74 in Fourth Year, 46
are taking Higher Physics and 11 Advanced Higher.
The successful applicant will be a committed and enthusiastic Physics teacher with high standards of professionalism and will be willing to make a
contribution to the extra-curricular life of the School. For example, there is a very popular Electronics Club with activities for pupils at the Junior end of
the Senior School.
The salary for the post is aligned to the SNCT Principal teacher Scale with the addition of the High School allowance of 6% above the National Scale. The
appointment will begin on Thursday 23 August 2018.
Candidates must be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) from August 2017.
The appointment will be subject to a successful application to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.
Application forms can be downloaded from the School website: and emailed to
by noon on Wednesday 25 April 2018.
Interviews will be held towards the end of April and beginning of May.

About the School

The High School of Glasgow is a vibrant, caring and high-achieving Co-ed day school for ages 3-18 years, which has been part of Glasgow’s story since the 12th century.

We aim to create a happy and nurturing community in which each individual is enabled to develop their all-round potential from the academic to sport, the expressive arts and beyond.

Our young people are encouraged to develop a sense of responsibility and to pursue excellence in all their activities and opportunities. The School ethos promotes positive relationships seeking to foster an atmosphere of mutual tolerance and support, traditional values and a concern for others.

Overall, we aim to nurture young people who will make a difference.