Employment Opportunities

Situated in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders, yet only 30 miles from Edinburgh, St. Mary's offers a unique opportunity for teachers of all levels and experience.

We pride ourselves in ensuring that all our teaching staff are well supported both in terms of CPD and in their day to day teaching. New staff members are made to feel welcome and part of the team via an effective mentor programme. Regular staff meetings and INSET workshops ensure a healthy team spirit, and our staff ethos is very much of a family nature.

SCIS (Scottish Council of Independent Schools), offers outstanding support and guidance for teachers in Scotland through regular courses and mailings.

St. Mary's has a strong reputation for being a happy school where teachers and children alike are valued and respected. Please note: All staff are expected to play a full part in the life of St. Mary's. To that end, willingness to help with games (rugby, hockey, cricket, rounders, netball) would certainly be appreciated.

We currently have the following vacancy at St. Mary's.

Head of Learning Support Department
We are looking for a committed professional experienced in Learning Support, with a proven track record of team leadership and organisation.  The ideal candidate will have a sound knowledge of Key Stage 1/Key Stage 2 National Curriculum, aligned with the ISEB Common Entrance core subject syllabuses. 

Familiarity with effective assessment and screening for specific learning needs is also key.   Supporting teachers to achieve the best possible learning outcomes for all is central to the role of a department that underpins all teaching and learning at St. Mary’s.  Proactive and positive team membership is also essential as part of the role.

This is a role that requires accomplished communication skills, liaising with pupils, staff, parents and outside agencies.

CVs to be submitted accompanied by a letter of application to or by post to:

The Headmaster,
St. Mary’s School,
Scottish Borders,
TD6 9LN.
The closing date for applications is Friday 7th February.  Interviews will take place mid to late February.

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