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Teacher of Technology

Job description

Robert Gordon’s College - Teacher of Technology  

The post of Teacher of Technology at Robert Gordon’s College will become available from August 2019.  This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified teacher to work with a dedicated and enthusiastic team, providing world class education in some of the finest new facilities in the United Kingdom.  This is a temporary full or part-time post for one session.  Experience of teaching SQA Engineering Science courses would be an advantage.

Including the Head of Department, the Technology staff comprises three full-time and one part-time teacher, as well as a Technology technician.  The post reports to the Head of Department (Technology).

The Technology Department is housed on the ground floor of the new Wood Foundation Centre for Science and Technology, which is part of a very large and ambitious upgrade of STEM teaching accommodation.  The state of the art classroom and teaching space is at the leading edge for the delivery of the highest quality of learning and teaching, and represents Britain’s biggest new science teaching facility at this level.  There are four purpose-built teaching rooms with brand new ICT and teaching facilities, a Practical Craft room, a department base and extensive storage.  

Technology is taught discretely as part of a common course in S1-S2. Pupils are presented in Graphic Communication and Engineering Science at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher levels.  Around 20 presentations are made at National 5 in each subject every year.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of Technology at the College through an ability to undertake successfully the following tasks:

  • To create an effective teaching and learning environment which offers support and encouragement to pupils
  • To be involved in developing teaching materials, planning courses and identifying departmental priorities
  • To maintain appropriate records of pupil performance and assessment
  • To demonstrate a good level of IT skill
  • To contribute to curricular developments
  • To share responsibility with all colleagues for the maintenance of good discipline, behaviour and conduct  among pupils
  • To show commitment and enthusiasm in working as part of the departmental team.

The College and Department are committed to providing excellent professional development opportunities for staff.  

Salary will be based on SNCT scales together with the Robert Gordon’s Allowance, which is currently 6%. 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.  Applicants should also be registered, or eligible for registration, with the GTCS.

Letters of Application, accompanied by a CV with the names of two referees, should be sent to Ms F. Winter, HR Manager, Robert Gordon’s College, Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FE or apply online.  

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 8 May 2019.

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Sally Kinsey, Nursery Teacher

"Nursery aged children learn best through play, and our dedicated staff help to create an incredible range of activities and experiences for exploration, creativity and fun. There is an emphasis on developing early literacy and early numeracy skills, and this helps to prepare our youngest learners for their next step into school education."