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Teacher of Mathematics (Maternity Cover) 1.0 FTE

The High School of Glasgow , City of Glasgow

Vacancy details

Please apply before 28/04/2021 at 12:00 pm

637 Crow Road, Glasgow, G13 1PL

Aileen Sweeney
HR Manager

0141 954 9628

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Vacancy Description / Summary

The School is seeking to employ a dynamic, enthusiastic and inspirational Teacher of Mathematics from August 2021 (or June 2021) to join our highly successful Mathematics Department.

The Mathematics Department consists of nine full-time Mathematics teachers and one part-time teacher. Applicants should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for Mathematics, an effective and inspirational teaching style, high standards of professionalism with a commitment to professional development, and a good knowledge of the Scottish Mathematics curriculum and a deep understanding of the development of mathematical learning.

The department is at an exciting time in its development and you will be joining a vibrant team focused on continually improving the mathematical experience each pupil receives. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach pupils between the ages of 11 and 18. They should be willing to make a contribution to the rich extra-curricular life of the School.

The Mathematics Department has consistently achieved excellent results in national examinations. In 2020, the National 5 pass rate was 97%, with 80% at grade A; at Higher the pass rate was 92%, 73% at Grade A. At Advanced Higher, the pass rates in Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics were 93% (68% at A) and 89% (56% at A) and 92% (75% at A) respectively. Currently all pupils are presented for National 5 at the end of Fourth Year, with a large majority choosing to study Higher in Fifth Year. In Session 2020-21, uptake in Advanced Highers in Mathematics (37), Mechanics (7) and Statistics (12) were amongst the popular choices in Sixth Year. In addition to exam success, pupils in the Mathematics Department participate in SMC and UKMT competitions, achieving regular success.

Salary will be above the national scale. Application forms and further information may be downloaded from our website. The appointment will begin on Monday 16 August 2021. Candidates must be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).

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 28 April 2021.

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 to make a difference to their own lives and the lives of others.