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PT Maths job Scotland

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by seebee86, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. seebee86

    seebee86 New commenter


    I am in my fourth year of teaching and now thinking of moving up the way. I want to know what I can do through this year that will help me go for a PT post in the next couple of years. I am doing Masters in Education and have been proactive in my school and department in taking new initiatives but I am not sure if this is enough. Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated.

  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    I'm not sure that a Part-time post needs anything special . . . it's just a job like any other.

    To be appointable for any post, you need to meet the school's requirements. These are usually set out in the Job Description or Person Specification. I should imagine that this will include successful experience with examination courses, with proven results.

    That sounds promising. For a Maths post, for example, I would be interested in a teacher who has been promoting the Maths Olympiads.

    You might try looking on the TES Jobs website at schools in Scotland that are advertising suitable vacancies, and look at their Job Description or Person Specification. Do you meet their requirements? If not, what could you do this year that would ensure that you did.

    Good luck.

  3. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    PT is Principal Teacher not part time. It is the equivalent of HOD in England.

    OP, have you done any work for the SQA? Knowing exactly what the exam board want can give you good insight in how to lead a department to good exam results. Are there any opportunities to mentor students or probationers so that you can show you can manage and develop performance?
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Thank you!

    We actually only deal with England ( and sometimes Wales) on this forum, as the systems for appointments and career progression are so different north of the border.

    May I therefore suggest that the OP re-posts the query on a Scotland forum?

    Good luck

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