Teacher of Modern Studies and History – One Year Fixed Term

We are looking for a capable, knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher with the ability to inspire and motivate our pupils in both Modern Studies and History.

Dollar Academy 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. A belief in developing the whole person is central to the Dollar ethos.

We have recently been named as the Sunday Times Scottish Independent School of the Year 2024.

We are a dynamic and innovative department teaching pupils across four subjects (History, Modern Studies, Politics and Philosophy), working to embed critical thinking, a love of the past and a keen engagement with the contemporary world in all that we do. Utilising a wide array of teaching and learning practices, from low stakes assessments, class debates, longer form writing to more complex and demanding individual dissertation projects, we make sure our pupils are exceptionally well prepared for the world beyond Dollar. Many of our pupils go on to study History, Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Law at a broad range of universities.

The salary for the post will be in accordance with the SNCT main grade scale with the Dollar enhancement of 10% in addition. It should be noted that the Chartered Teachers pay scale does not apply to teachers employed by the Academy.

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 Director of Human Resources, Dollar Academy, Dollar FK14 7DU (or by e-mail to recruitment@dollaracademy.org.uk) by noon on Friday 15th March 2024

All appointments are subject to receipt of a satisfactory PVG Scheme Record or Scheme Record Update from Disclosure Scotland.