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Ref no:
210248
Published:
26/2/2021
Closes:
9/3/2021
Location:
Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FE
Salary:
SNCT Scale + RGC Allowance
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

An enthusiastic, well motivated Mathematics teacher is required to join a successful and well-regarded team of teachers promoting the aims of the department. This is an ideal post for a keen Maths teacher wishing to develop their career further. In addition to teaching a full range of Mathematics courses the successful applicant will assist the Head of Department with the leadership of the Mathematics Department. 

The department has thirteen members of staff and is exceptionally well resourced both in accommodation and ICT. Mathematics is taught to all pupils in S1 to S4 with classes organised into ability sets throughout. In S1 and S2 the course is structured to ensure completion of Curriculum for Excellence levels 3 and 4. In S3 and S4 the syllabus is geared towards National 5. Most pupils take Mathematics but some do the Lifeskills Maths course. The majority of fifth year pupils study Higher Mathematics and most are presented in S5. A small number aim for presentation in S6. Three different options are offered for both Advanced Higher Mathematics and Advanced Higher Applied Mathematics. Good examination results are expected from the department and it is important that departmental staff set high but realistic targets for their pupils. Staff must be well prepared, energetic, enthusiastic and establish a good rapport with their pupils in order to maximise potential. 

The successful candidate will:

Department: General Responsibilities

  • Employ a full range of learning and teaching methodologies to teach Mathematics across the range of S1 to S6
  • Take forward curricular development in partnership with the Head of Department
  • Support the Head of Department in matters relating to departmental organisation and pupil experiences

Department: Specific responsibilities (these may be modified in light of the particular strengths of the successful candidate)

  • Administration of S1 - S6 examinations
  • Maintaining and updating the digital departmental handbook
  • Assisting the Head of Department with proof reading of reports and other materials
  • Coordinating pupil participation in individual UKMT competitions
  • Coordinating pupil participation in individual SMC competitions
  • Interviewing and assessing new pupil intake as required
  • Junior School liaison
  • Conducting PR & D interviews with Departmental staff
  • Mentoring student teachers

Our Values and Approach

At Robert Gordon’s College we believe that diversity drives innovation and a strong community. We welcome applications from all candidates with the required professional qualifications and experience. Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience drives us forward every day as we strive to ensure our staff and pupils all feel equally valued and important. The College provides excellent professional development opportunities and supports staff who want to pursue ongoing training or qualifications. 

Salary will be based on SNCT Principal Teacher Scale point 1, rising to point 2 after one year in post, together with the Robert Gordon’s Allowance, currently an additional 4% of salary. Candidates will be expected to be willing to assist with Extra-Curricular Activities and/or Games, and to play a full part in the wider life of the school.

This post is subject to the safe recruitment process required by the regulatory bodies associated with the services operated at Robert Gordon’s College, including a PVG check.

To apply for this post, please complete an application form and submit it, along with your CV and a covering letter explaining your reason for applying, via the ‘Apply Now’ section of our website. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 9th March 2021.

Further information on this position is available by using the ‘Request more information’ tab on the advert for this post on our website or contact Lorraine Smith (l.smith@rgc.aberdeen.sch.uk) directly.