Curricular Leader of Modern Languages - Tynecastle High School

City of Edinburgh Council

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Job Description

Communities and Families

Curricular Leader of Modern Languages, fixed term 21 December 2018
Tynecastle High School

Salary: £43,074 (pro-rata for part-time)

Hours: 27.38

Interviews will be held on Friday 2 February 2018.

This post is 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: 28 January 2018


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 Craiglockhart, Balgreen, Dalry and Stenhouse Primary Schools. The school roll is expected to be around 550.

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. Currently the languages we offer include French, Spanish, Gaelic and Mandarin. Our enhanced Mandarin provision is through the SWIRE project, which provides an excellent opportunity for further development of this language. In session 2017-2018 the faculty encompassed one CL, one full time and two part time teachers.

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 multi-disciplinary working is particularly welcome.

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

Applications must be made online at

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