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Teacher of Mathematics (Maternity Cover) 1.0 FTE - The High School of Glasgow

Teacher of Mathematics (Maternity Cover) 1.0 FTE – The High School of Glasgow

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  • Salary Undisclosed
  • Start Date 16/08/2021
  • Suitable for NQT Yes

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: http://www.highschoolofglasgow.co.uk and emailed to vacancies@hsog.co.uk by noon on Wednesday 28 April 2021.

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