Teacher of Spanish Vacancy

Gordonstoun is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and innovative Teacher of Spanish to join the friendly, cohesive and hard-working Modern Languages department. 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. You should also be experienced at preparing A-Level classes for speaking exams.

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. 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.

Background

Teaching and Learning are the central activities in the School and all teaching staff play a key role in pursuing the highest standards of teaching and learning in their subject in line with the cultural ethos and mission statement of the School. This job description below outlines the responsibilities of the post of Teacher of Spanish within the Languages Department. It is intended to be a helpful document which gives as clear a guide as possible, not only to assist a colleague by acting as a checklist, but also to make other staff aware of what their colleague’s responsibilities are.

Please also refer to the job description.

Recruitment Process

Applicants are invited to complete a teaching application form. CVs will only be accepted as supporting documentation.

Application Forms for Teaching positions can be downloaded here

The person specification is available here.