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Teacher of English

Lathallan School, Angus

Vacancy details

Please apply before 18/10/2021 at 11:59 am

Brotherton Castle
Johnshaven, Montrose,

Karen Runcie
School Secretary

01561 362220

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Vacancy Description / Summary

Background –
Lathallan School has around 200 pupils from the age of 5 through to 18 years. English is taught throughout the senior school in Brotherton Castle. The Department consists of the Head of Department and this full-time post.
Expectations -
The list below is not exhaustive but gives a good indication of the key responsibilities of the job.
Teaching Responsibilities -

• Delivery of your subject from S1 to S6 in co-ordination with colleagues / the Head of English
• Development and delivery of courses in line with the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, new Higher course and Advanced Higher
• Demonstration of an advanced and broad subject knowledge and dedication to the promotion of Language and literary texts, including Media and Drama texts
• The running of field trips as appropriate to courses delivered
• Participation in our co-curricular programme that will reflect the skills and interests of the incumbent, e.g., Sport, Outdoor Education, Media, Music, Drama, Set design, etc.
• Reporting on the progress and achievements of pupils
• Assistance with evening boarding duties once a week on a rota basis for part of the academic year
• Acting as a Form Teacher as required
• To use IT confidently and competently in the delivery of lessons
• To utilise the surrounding landscape and embed Outdoor Education and learning opportunities into the English curriculum

Wider Responsibilities -
• To support the Head of English in the organisation of the English budget and resourcing
• To support the Head of English to review and update of Faculty Handbook, schemes of work and health and safety requirements
• To support the Head of English in the development of Literacy strategies and Reading engagement across the Senior and into the Junior School
• To collaborate with Learning Support staff to ensure positive outcomes for all pupils
• Promotion of Faculty activities and trips in line with school policy
• To develop strategies with colleagues to aid transition points within the whole school
• To demonstrate a commitment to career-long professional learning and an up-to-date knowledge of educational policy and theory which informs practice
• Organisation of assessment, coursework and other SQA materials as required by the SQA coordinator
• To actively support the marketing and promotion of the school


Personal Qualities & additional requirements –

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the qualities of anyone placed in a position of loco parentis – compassion, clarity and direction. The ability to lead and inspire colleagues and pupils at a time of change is desirable. As with all posts, a flexible approach will be essential. GTCS & PVG registration would be a requirement of the post.

Application deadline –
A covering letter and CV with two references should be submitted to the school secretary at office@lathallan.org.uk
The deadline for applications is 1pm on Monday 18th October. Interviews will be held week commencing 25th October.


About the School

Lathallan is an extraordinary co-educational nursery, junior and senior school for youngsters between the ages of 6months to 18 years.

Our 19th century school castle, boarding house and facilities are located within 60 acres of leafy grounds, on the edge of the stunning North Sea coastline. This setting provides unrivaled outdoor learning opportunities and a specious environment for pupils to explore.

Lathallan is a non-selective school which means we are fortunate to work with some truly remarkable young people. Our class size average is 12, allowing our teaching team to really get to know each individual, identify their strengths and empower them to achieve beyond their expectations.

The great outdoors provides an unbeatable learning canvas to explore, develop and grow!

All of our pupils learn in the fresh air, immersed in nature, helping them to connect with others, themselves and the environment. By committing to teaching both inside and outside the classroom, our pupils understand that learning occurs everywhere, at all times.

The farm plays a pivotal role in Lathallan’s sustainability drive. Pupils learn valuable farm-to-fork lessons through rearing pigs, looking after the chickens, harvesting potatoes and growing a wide range of fruit and vegetables that are used for freshly-cooked school meals.

Four alpacas are the latest curious creatures to join the growing number of animals living at the school. Lathallan pupils have named them Fluffy, Macapaca, Popcorn and Marmalade, and are actively involved in all aspects of their care – from feeding and exercising the animals to replenishing water and maintaining their living spaces.

Headmaster of Lathallan School, Richard Toley, says: “At Lathallan, we are continuously evolving to ensure our school experience brings out the best in every pupil. As a school we strive to educate our pupils to appreciate and respect the environment, to leave people and places better than they find them.”

We welcome families for a private tour year-round. Contact our Admissions Officer, Nicola Harrison, for more information – admissions@lathallan.org.uk