Teacher of Modern Languages - Tynecastle High School

City of Edinburgh Council
£22,416 - £35,763 per year
20 Sep 2016
28 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Children & Families

Teacher of Modern Languages
Tynecastle High School

Salary: £22,416- £35,763 (Pro-rata for part time)
Hours: 27.38 (Tuesday - Friday)

Salaries will be in accordance with the Scheme of Salaries and Conditions of Service for Teaching Staff in School Education

Tynecastle High School is a six-year comprehensive secondary school which has served west-central Edinburgh with distinction for over 100 years. The school moved to a fantastic new site in January 2010 and has first class educational facilities.  The school is thoroughly rooted in its local communities, with learners drawn from Balgreen, Craiglockhart, Dalry and Stenhouse Primary Schools.  The school roll is currently around 525.

The school offers a wide range of subjects and successfully presents students for SQA exams at all levels.  There is a strong sense of pride in the school demonstrated by students, staff and parents. The Modern Languages Curricular Area consists of a Curricular Leader and two members of staff.  French is offered from S1 and Spanish is offered as a taster in S3 with the option of continuing either or both languages into the Senior Phase.  In S1/2, all students have a block of both Mandarin and Gaelic as part of our 1+2 Languages strategy. There is a strong history of successful presentations at National 4 & 5, Higher and Advanced Higher.

A bank of strategies support the successful integration of pupils with a wide range of needs and abilities in the school and the curriculum.   As well as a strong record in supporting young people into the world of work, the school has, over many years, successfully supported significant numbers of high attaining students into a wide range of courses at Universities across the UK.  Staff know their students well and a high priority is set by all staff on pastoral care and on ensuring pupils’ welfare. The atmosphere is welcoming and warm with respectful relationships underpinning purposeful learning. 

The school management recognises that the key to educational success for our learners is a professionally skilled and enthusiastic staff team.  We welcome applications for any vacant posts from positive teachers with a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and to warm, mutually respectful relationships with our learners, their parents and the local community.  A capacity for creative and interdisciplinary working is particularly welcome.

For further information please visit our website at www.tynecastle.edin.sch.uk or to discuss the post please contact Ms Hazel Kinnear, Head Teacher, on 0131 337 3488.


This post is and considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Closing Date: 27 September 2016

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