Council bids to fill teacher vacancies

John Greenwell
John Greenwell

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) is holding a recruitment open day for teachers on Saturday, March 28, at the Macdonald Cardrona Hotel near Peebles.

The council has a large number of opportunities at primary, secondary and headteacher level and are keen to hear from dedicated and enthusiastic professionals committed to ensuring the region’s children and young people are given the best possible opportunities in life in terms of academic achievement, vocational experience and social and emotional development.

The event will run from 9.30am-5pm giving candidates the chance to speak in depth to teachers, pupils and parents about what it is really like to live, work and learn in the Scottish Borders. Applicants who apply online by Thursday, March 26, at for non-promoted posts will be guaranteed an interview on the day.

Vacancies are available at primary schools in various locations across the Borders. Posts are also on offer at a range of high schools in the following subjects: art; business studies and computing; chemistry; craft, design and technology; drama; English; French and German; French and Spanish; geography; geography and modern studies; home economics; maths; maths and ICT; modern studies; music; physical education; physics; Spanish and Italian; support for learning.

There are headteacher posts available at Jedburgh Grammar School, Broughton and Newlands Primary Schools, Burgh Primary School, Clovenfords and Stow Primary Schools, Channelkirk and Westruther Primary Schools, Cockburnspath and Coldingham Primary Schools, Ednam and Sprouston Primary Schools and

Knowepark Primary School.

Highlighting the benefits of working in Borders schools, Councillor Sandy Aitchison, SBC’s executive member for education said: “We have one of the highest attainment rates in Scotland with figures released by Skills Development Scotland showing that over 94 per cent of students who left local schools in 2013/14 went to a positive destination, the fourth highest rate in Scotland.”