HEAD OF DEPARTMENT – COMPUTING SCIENCE
Dollar Academy, set in a stunning 70-acre campus at the foot of the Ochil Hills, has been a co-educational day and boarding school since its foundation in 1818. Today, it provides an exceptional all-round education to around 1,350 pupils aged 5-18. Our focus is on encouraging the individual talents and ambitions of every young person, in a positive and supportive environment that fosters the development of transferable skills, self confidence and strong personal values.
We are seeking a permanent, full-time, enthusiastic, and suitably qualified Head of Computing Science to lead a progressive and successful department.
Rising pupil uptake and new opportunities provided by the Futures Institute at Dollar Academy are testament to the Department’s good standing and positive trajectory.
The successful candidate will be expected to lead by example and be able to teach the full range of courses offered with confidence and authority. They will ensure they and their department immerse themselves fully in the delivery of these courses and are diligent and conscientious in the preparation of pupils for internal and external examinations. The attainment levels of our pupils are high, with SQA results consistently of an excellent standard.
A genuine love of their subject, enthusiasm for teaching it and an imaginative, creative and energetic approach to helping pupils to share this enjoyment is essential, as is providing clear and inspirational leadership at this exciting time.
The post will commence in January 2024.
The Academy has a rich co-curricular programme in which all members of staff are expected to participate.
The salary for the post will be SNCT Principal Teacher Scale Point 1 with the Dollar enhancement of 10% in addition.
Candidates should either be registered with the GTCS, or eligible for registration.
Letters of application, accompanied by a completed application form (available on the school website www.dollaracademy.org.uk) should be sent to The Human Resources Manager, Dollar Academy, Dollar FK14 7DU (or by e-mail to email@example.com) by noon on Friday 22nd September 2023. Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 2nd October 2023.
All appointments are subject to receipt of a satisfactory PVG Scheme Record or Scheme
Record Update from Disclosure Scotland.