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Castle Douglas High School,Dunmuir Road, DG7 1LQ
£28,113 - £42,336 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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Teacher Modern Languages (French/Spanish) (7/20552)

Castle Douglas High School

Unpromoted Teacher Scale £28,113 - £42,336


Dumfries and Galloway’s approach to education looks to combine the traditional values, ethos and atmosphere of this unique corner of Scotland with fresh 21st Century thinking. We are seeking to appoint creative teachers with vision and a passion for learning. This post represents an excellent opportunity to be innovative in developing our culture of sharing and learning.


An opportunity is offered for a suitably qualified and experienced teacher to apply for the role of Teacher of Modern Languages at Castle Douglas High School.  The successful candidate must be qualified to teach French and Spanish.


The successful candidate will be part of a team who will shape how Modern Languages is delivered to benefit the pupils, their parents and the community the school serves.  The school is on a journey to being recognised as a nurturing school and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to help shape how that nurture approach is evident within the Modern Languages Department.


Castle Douglas High School would like to recruit a talented and committed Teacher who will bring a great deal of enthusiasm to this role.  Applicants should be confident and able to demonstrate they are an experienced and innovative practitioner.  They should have a sound and detailed knowledge and understanding of relevant aspects of Curriculum for Excellence 2-18 and be able to demonstrate they have a commitment to the vision, values and core priorities in the development of education, teaching and learning which meets the needs of all pupils.


The successful applicant will support and be supported to deliver high quality educational experiences and contribute to the positive management of the school by modelling the school aims and values to maximise and recognise the attainment and achievement of all of our young people. 


Applicants for teaching posts must be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), Clerwood House, 96 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UT in the appropriate sector.


This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.  From 28 February 2011, preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council. 


Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.



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Please note – Pay arrangements for those starting after 1st day of school session


In accordance with Teachers Conditions of Service (SNCT – appendix 2.19), Teachers who commence their employment or change their payscale with Dumfries and Galloway Council after the first day of the school session will have their salary for the remainder of the school salary year recalculated to reflect how teachers accrue pay and leave. In these circumstances, a calculation will be carried out upon commencement of employment and pay and leave will be adjusted.  This may have a temporary detriment to your salary however this will balance out over the course of the session.


Information regarding the national pay and leave calculation can be accessed at: 2 Appendix 2.19 Final Version June 2018.pdf


For further information please contact: James Smith, Headteacher on tel. 01556 502821 or email: