Curriculum Leader of Mathematics and Numeracy - James Gillespie's High School

Edinburgh, UK
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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Curriculum Leader Mathematics & Numeracy - fixed term until 16/05/21
James Gillespie's High School

Salary: £56,400
Hours: 35 per week

James Gillespie's High School, founded in 1803, sits in the heart of the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Our catchment-area includes many of its glories - Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, the University of Edinburgh, the National Gallery and even the Scottish Parliament. Over the 217 years of its history the school has retained a unique status amongst Edinburgh people, with a consistent ethos of high educational standards and valuing students' individual talents and strengths. We continue to be one of the most sought after schools in the country and, since becoming comprehensive in the 70s, we have continued to be a successful, culturally diverse school, educating and meeting the needs and aspirations of boys and girls from aged 11 to 18 years of age. Our students describe us a great school, visitors regularly comment on their ease and friendliness and we have very many distinguished former pupils. The multicultural mix, which has evolved over our long history, has been a vast source of strength to the school. A sense of ownership and pride in the school is amply illustrated by the sustained school roll and waiting list to enrol. James Gillespie's 18th century vision for inclusion and high quality education endures and continues in the new school campus which was completed in August2016.

We are seeking to recruit a full-time, temporary Acting Curriculum Leader of Mathematics. The post will run (provisionally) to 16th May 2021.

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic teacher to lead a large and aspirational Mathematics faculty. Experience of teaching to Advanced Higher Level standards is desirable. James Gillespie's is a vibrant and inclusive school and we are looking for the same qualities to be reflected in applicants for this post. We anticipate conducting interviews for this post on Friday 2nd October.

A knowledge of Gaelic language and culture would be advantageous.

If you wish further information about the post please contact our Depute Head Teacher, Ben Lewis (0131 447 1900)

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Salaries will be in accordance with the Scheme of Salaries and Conditions of Service for Teaching Staff in School Education.
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