Teacher English (7/05339M) (Temporary)
Douglas-Ewart High School
Unpromoted Teacher Scale: £28,113 - £42,336
The Douglas Ewart High School is a six-year comprehensive, non-denominational
Secondary school, serving the area of Wigtownshire called the Machars and is
one of fifteen secondary schools in Dumfries and Galloway. The current school
roll is 610. There are 10 associated primary schools, ranging from small rural
communities to larger town schools. The school benefits from an active and
well-established Parent Council who are supportive of the school and work
collaboratively to ensure the school is an integral part of its community.
The supportive management structure consists of a Headteacher, three Depute
Headteachers and a School Support Manager. The Douglas Ewart High School has
very motivated staff and an extensive campus. It underwent major refurbishment
in 2017, and now incorporates an annex for the performing arts. The school has
extensive playing fields and sports facilities, with the Merrick Leisure
Centre (which includes a swimming pool) integrated within the campus. It
also has exceptionally strong links with the Youth Work Services team based
within the school which ensures every child has the opportunity to develop
The Douglas Ewart High School is situated in a picturesque rural environment.
The area is a popular holiday destination with access to hills, lochs and
beaches. The school is located in the market town of Newton Stewart (with a
population of 4,000) and sits just off the A75 Euroroute which links Ireland
to south west Scotland and England. Referred to as the Gateway to the Galloway
Hills due to its proximity to the Galloway Forest Park and surrounding hills.
The main local industries are agriculture, forestry and tourism. The town
hosts a local livestock market, and a number of services to support the
Newton Stewart has a thriving and very active community which prides itself on
the variety of clubs and associations within the area covering various sports
& hobbies to suit a wide range of interests and ages. The nearby Galloway
Forest Park was the first dark skies park in the UK, the Galloway area is also
within a UNESCO biosphere. 7Stanes Mountain Biking trails are 4 miles away and
Wigtown - Scotland's National Booktown is just 6 miles from the school.
Good housing is affordable. The area is easy to reach by car from Dumfries
(50 miles), Ayr (44 miles) and Stranraer (25 miles). The port of
Cairnryan for ferries to Northern Ireland is 28 miles away and train links
from 11 miles.
Dumfries and Galloway's approach to Education looks to combine the traditional
values, ethos and atmosphere of this unique corner of Scotland with fresh 21st
Century thinking. Our authority has been recognised as having a clear focus on
building staff skills to improve learning and teaching, raise attainment and
develop strong leadership at all levels.
Applicants for teaching posts must be registered with the General Teaching
Council for Scotland, Clerwood House, 96 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UT
in the appropriate sector.
This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children, under the
Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. From 28 February 2011,
preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG
scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries
and Galloway Council.
Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if
offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be
required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority
in the country or countries in which they were resident.
Please note – Pay arrangements for those starting after 1st day of school
In accordance with Teachers Conditions of Service (SNCT – appendix 2.19),
Teachers who commence employment with Dumfries and Galloway Council after the
first day of the school session will have their salary for the remainder of
the school salary year recalculated to reflect how teachers accrue pay and
leave. In these circumstances, a calculation will be carried out upon
commencement of employment and pay and leave will be adjusted.
Information regarding the national pay and leave calculation can be accessed
https: // www. snct.org.uk/library/2527/Part 2 Appendix 2.19 Final Version June
This is a temporary post for a period of up to 1 year to cover a maternity
This post may be suitable for secondment. Agreement from your line manager
must be sought before applying for this post.
For further information please contact: George Webb, Headteacher on 01671
403773 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information regarding the school can be found at: https:// dehs.schoolwebsite.scot/