Teacher of English

Full Time, Maternity Cover
Or Probationer for One Year

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Teacher of English to join our successful English Department. The position will be available from August 2020, or earlier should the successful candidate be available.

The English Department comprises nine full-time teachers. The department occupies an attractive suite of rooms in the Old Building; it is well resourced, and each classroom is equipped with a projector, amplifier and speakers in order to enhance learning and teaching. Pupils follow national courses enhanced by a rich experience of both contemporary and older literature, including a Shakespeare play in each of S1, S2 and S3. There is significant emphasis on talking and listening skills, on creative writing, and on critical engagement with the media. Members of the department offer a variety of English-related extra-curricular activities, including quizzes, theatre trips, film-making and public speaking. Debating is a particular strength, and Heriot's teams perform at the highest levels both in the UK and abroad.

Since August 2014, pupils in S4 have been following the SQA National 5 English specification. In S5, almost all pupils take English at Higher, and we offer Advanced Higher in S6; we also offer S6 pupils the opportunity to pursue the Welsh exam board's AS Film Studies course. The department achieves consistently excellent results, thanks in no small measure to the enormous commitment of its teachers. The successful candidate must be willing to teach English at all levels from S1 to S6.
In addition to curricular responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in the extra-curricular life of the School.

How to Apply

Applicants are invited to submit a letter of application accompanied by their CV and the completed application form:

By Post: The Principal
C/o The HR Manager
George Heriot's School
Lauriston Place

By Email: jobs@george-heriots.com

Closing Date for Applications is Noon on Friday 24th January 2020.

Additional Information

Heriot's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and the successful candidates will be required to obtain membership of the PVG scheme.

George Heriot's Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

George Heriot's School is governed by George Heriot's Trust, Scottish Charity number SC011463

Link to Job Description (pdf)

Link to Application Form (word)

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