Communities and Families
Teacher of Gaelic
Tynecastle High School
Salary £27438 – £36,480 (Pro-rata for part time)
One day per week 0.22 FTE
Tynecastle High School is a six-year comprehensive secondary school which has served west-central Edinburgh with distinction for over 100 years. The school moved to a fantastic new site in January 2010 and has first class educational facilities. The school is thoroughly rooted in its local community, with learners drawn from Balgreen, Craiglockhart, Dalry, and Stenhouse Primary Schools. The school has nearly forty different languages spoken and is very proud of its reputation as a strongly multi-cultural and inclusive school. The school roll is currently around 550.
The school is firmly committed to raising attainment and promoting achievement, offers a wide range of subjects and successfully presents students for SQA exams at all levels. As well as a strong record in supporting young people into the world of work, the school has, over many years, successfully supported significant numbers of high attaining students into a wide range of courses at Universities across the UK. The school knows all young people very well and ensures that they move on to the most suitable positive destination. Currently the languages we offer include French, Spanish, Gaelic and Mandarin. Our enhanced Mandarin provision is through the SWIRE project, which provides an excellent opportunity for further development of this language. In session 2017-2018 the faculty encompassed one CL and one full time and two part time teachers.
The senior leadership team believes that the key to educational success for our learners is a professionally skilled and enthusiastic staff team. As an Apple Distinguished School and Training Centre, digital technology is firmly embedded in the work of the school and our 1:1 strategy sees iPads issued to all S3-6 students. We welcome applications for any vacant posts from positive teachers with a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and to warm, mutually respectful relationships with learners, their parents and the local community.
Major pillars of the school’s values are Challenge, Ambition, Respect, Enjoyment and Success: Tynecastle CARES. There is a strong sense of pride in the school demonstrated by students, staff and parents. Staff know their students well and a high priority is set by all staff on pastoral care and on ensuring pupils’ welfare. The atmosphere is welcoming and warm with respectful relationships underpinning purposeful learning.
Salaries will be in accordance with the Scheme of Salaries and Conditions of Service for Teaching Staff in School Education
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.