Teacher of Spanish

With its rich history, beautiful 200-acre wooded campus and reputation as the world leader in character education, Gordonstoun offers a truly distinctive educational experience. Students of diverse talents and abilities are welcomed and supported to achieve their full potential.

Gordonstoun is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and innovative Teacher of Spanish to join the friendly, cohesive and hard-working Modern Languages department from April 2020. The ability to teach Spanish to GCSE and A level standard is essential and experience of delivering Key Stage 3 would be desirable. You will be someone who can enthuse students and promote the importance of Spanish to the young people of Gordonstoun, in order to help them gain formal qualifications and aid them in taking their place as twenty-first century international citizens. An interest in running trips abroad would be very welcome. All candidates should be registered or eligible for registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, as this is a condition of employment.

Spanish at Gordonstoun

Within the Languages Department, the Teacher of Spanish is responsible for the schemes of work and teaching this subject from Year 9 to A-Level. This includes teaching literature and films in this language in Years 12 and 13. Additionally, international students can sit GCSE and A-Level exams in their native language and therefore, our Spanish specialist prepares and conducts those examinations for a number of native speakers each year. This involves timetabled contact time when they have the opportunity to work on specific skills and components of the courses. The Department has its own resources area for languages and laptops are available for students within the department. The classrooms are wirelessly networked and all have Smartboards. The school library also houses selected foreign newspapers and magazines. The Spanish classrooms are equipped with all necessary resources and have their own storage space in the Spanish office.

All candidates should be registered or eligible for registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).

The closing date for applications is 17:00 on Sunday 12 January 2020. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

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