Teacher of Physics

Gordonstoun has been leading the way in character education for more than 80 years. Our uniquely broad curriculum provides a challenge in the classroom, on the sea and on the mountain, on the stage and on the sports field, and enables students to discover the truth in our motto – Plus Est En Vous – there is more in you.

Situated on the beautiful Moray Coast in the North of Scotland, Gordonstoun is widely recognised as the world leader in character education. We have a co-educational community of over 500 students aged from 6-18, who are predominantly full boarding and are drawn from over 40 countries. We are looking for an inspiring classroom practitioner who is keen to play an active role in boarding school life, whether in the classroom, in the mountains, in the middle of the Moray Firth or in our state-of-the-art dance studio. You will be a creative and inspiring physics teacher who is passionate about working with students who are eager to learn and challenge themselves. You will have experience of teaching physics to GCSE and A-Level standard.

All candidates should be registered with or eligible to register with, the GTCS, as this is a condition of employment and the ability to contribute to the broader curriculum would be an advantage.

The position and the role of the Teacher of Physics

The key focus of this role is to enthuse students and promote the importance of Physics to the young people of Gordonstoun. Through your outstanding practice you will support students in gaining formal qualifications and aid them in taking their place as twenty-first century international citizens.

Job Description & Person Specification

Closing date: Wednesday 10th March 2021 at 9am

Application process

Candidates wishing to be considered for this post should complete the online application form and submit a letter of application, addressed to the Principal,  outlining why they feel they are suitable candidates for this post. Please submit applications by email to the Recruitment Department  or by post to: The Principal, Gordonstoun School, Elgin, Moray IV30 5RF

Recruitment Department contact Details:

Email: recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk

Telephone: 01343 837837

Please note our preference is to receive your letter of application and completed application form as email attachments (and not as embedded body text) sent to the above email address. 

Please also note that it is the school’s policy to request references prior to interview.  Additionally we may request references prior to short-listing candidates for interview.  Please make it clear if you require notification before referees are approached.

Membership of the PVG Scheme, which includes an enhanced Disclosure Check, will be required for the successful candidate.  All teaching roles are required to register with the General Teaching Council forScotland (GTCS). 

We look forward to receiving your completed application soon. 

Application form