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Teacher of Mathematics

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St Margaret's School for Girls
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Teacher of Mathematics

Applications are invited for the post of teacher of mathematics. The successful candidate
will be a graduate with a proven track record of excellent teaching, an inclusive approach
and commitment to fostering a love of learning in all pupils. In addition to bringing ambition
and vision for the learning and teaching of mathematics, the teacher of mathematics will be
ready to contribute with enthusiasm to the wider life of the school.
The department is lively and thriving. National 5 and Higher qualifications are offered in
both mathematics and applications of mathematics. Advanced Higher courses are offered in
mathematics, mathematics of mechanics and statistics. Results in SQA examinations have
been very strong over a number of years attesting to the department’s high standards and
innovative practice. St Margaret’s pupils regularly go on to study STEM subjects at


Main Responsibilities

The following is an indicative rather than exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities:

Teaching Role

1. To prepare and maintain schemes of work.
2. To prepare pupils for internal and external assessment.
3. To mark and moderate pupils' work.
4. To provide a stimulating learning environment for pupils.
5. To write reports.
6. To maintain pupils' records.
7. To provide consultation for pupils and their parents.
8. To participate in the school’s professional learning programme.
9. To develop and implement teaching and learning strategies in line with school policy.
10. To cover for colleagues as required.
11. To attend parents’ evenings.
12. To take part in school open days.
13. To contribute to the positive ethos and extra-curricular life of St Margaret’s School.

The Ideal Candidate

Candidates should be GTCS registered or eligible for registration. St Margaret’s School
places safeguarding of its pupils as its highest priority and the successful applicant will be
subject to appropriate qualification and registration checks. All employees at St Margaret’s
are required to be a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme.

Remuneration and benefits

Remuneration will be at the appropriate point on the main grade scale. Subject to satisfying
eligibility criteria, the successful applicant will be automatically enrolled into the Scottish
Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme, but will have the right to opt out. Daughters of staff who
attend the school will be eligible for a 30% remission on school fees. St Margaret’s has an
Employee Assistance Programme which offers free and confidential advice on both work
and personal issues.

Start date Monday 19th August 2024 or at a mutually agreed time thereafter.

Application process

Applicants should complete an application form and send it with a full CV and covering
letter to Miss Anna Tomlinson, the Head, either by email to or
by post to St Margaret’s School for Girls, 15-17 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1RU.

About the school/organisation

Founded in 1846, St Margaret’s School for Girls is the oldest all-through girls’ school in Scotland and the only single sex school in Aberdeen. Today, it provides an exceptional all-round education to around 370 pupils aged 3-18. Recognised by The Sunday Times as the Scottish Independent School of the Year 2020, the school enjoys a fine reputation for academic excellence, is committed to extending access and offers a challenging and enriching education within a warm and inclusive environment.

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