Teacher of Social Subjects, Sanday Junior High School

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Ref no: ORK01642
Closes: Monday, 1st May 2017
Published: Friday, 14th April 2017
Location: Sanday Junior High School, Sanday, Orkney
Salary: £31,568 - £40,436 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Orkney Islands Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Secondary Education


Sanday Junior High School

Teacher of Social Subjects

35 hours per week

Sanday Community School is an exciting, dynamic place to teach. You will be working with an enthusiastic and skilled team who are committed to improvement and excellence. Our school is the “Heart, Soul and Future of our Island Community” and we take this responsibility very seriously.

As a teacher working at Sanday School you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse age range of pupils, as our school welcomes pupils from 3 – 16 years of age. You will be expected to deliver high quality learning experiences for pupils in S1 – 4 ensuring that the pupils can attain the very highest of qualifications. Teachers at Sanday School need a high degree of flexibility and the ability to work independently.

The Social Subjects classroom is well resourced. On our island you have many opportunities to undertake field work and create relevant learning contexts for pupils. As a Social Subjects teacher, you have access to World Class Archaeological sites both on our island and on Mainland Orkney. We work closely with other colleagues in Orkney's two other Junior High Schools. Our pupils move to Kirkwall Grammar School after S4 and we have close links with this school.

We have a diverse range of afterschool activities and each pupil takes part in at least one club over the course of the year. We have achieved International School Status and are linked with a school in Malawi, we have achieved our Silver Eco Schools award. We have had much success at a National Level with a variety of competitions.

For more details on the school, visit http://sandayschool.weebly.com/
This teaching position in Sanday offers the healthy balance of interesting involving work and a tranquil peaceful environment within which to relax and enjoy. Sanday is a vibrant, fun island to live on. There is a strong community spirit on the island wide. A range of events occur over the course of the year involving everyone. The island has good transportation links to the mainland by sea or air. We are well resourced having two shops and two post offices. Check out the Sanday Development Trust’s website for more information: http://www.sanday.co.uk or bit.ly/1NR3Juz

Our Island looks forward to welcoming you.

Prospective applicants are warmly invited to discuss the post by contacting the Head Teacher, Wendy Bowen tel: 01857 600 228 or e-mail: wendy.bowen@glow.orkneyschools.org.uk

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

You must be registered, or in the process of registering, with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

Salary will be based on the SNCT Salary Tables plus an Outer Islands Allowance. We also offer a generous relocation package.

Closing date: Monday 01 May 2017

Please note that interview expenses will be paid for this post.