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King William's College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts in The Buchan School and King Wiliam's College are subject to the normal statutory checks.

Temporary Teacher of Mathematics

For September 2019

This is an opportunity for a well-qualified teacher to join a strong and vibrant department and to contribute to the teaching of Mathematics across the Senior School. This is initially for half a term, but there is a possibility that it may be extended.

Job Description


September - October 2019

1. The School

King William's College was opened in 1833 through public subscription and the support of Bishop Barrow's Charity, which itself had been founded in 1668. The School enjoys a magnificent setting facing Castletown Bay in the south of the Isle of Man. For most of its history, the school operated primarily as a boys’ boarding school supplemented by day boys.  Girls were first admitted to the Sixth Form in the late seventies and the school became fully co-educational in 1987. In 1991, College merged with the Buchan School, (situated in Castletown and founded in 1875), to provide education for young ladies, also under the auspices of Bishop Barrow's Charity.

The two sites now constitute one school administered by a single Board of Governors and with the same overall vision and ethos. The sites are less than 2 miles apart and the Buchan provides Nursery (currently operated by an external provider) and Junior School curricula for children from 4 years to 11 years of age. The Senior School provides a non-selective education up to GCSE/IGCSE and all Sixth Form students take the International Baccalaureate Diploma. There are currently 155 children at the Buchan School (excluding the Nursery) and 373 at the senior school of whom 113 are in the Sixth Form. There are 2 boarding houses at College with a total of around 90 boarders, many of whom are from overseas.  Although there are now a large number of day pupils, the School retains much of the structure and ethos of a boarding school. College is a Church of England Foundation although the pupil body includes those of many faiths. 

The Senior School is now run on year-group lines for academic purposes while the House system has been retained for social interaction including House Music, Drama and other cultural activities. The College is widely recognised as a leading IB Diploma school and was the first UK school to abandon the A Level system and adopt the IB in the same year.

The College site is dominated by the main school building with its quadrangle and Clocktower. There is a range of specialist buildings of varying ages. The Buchan site is constructed around an early Victorian country house in a park land setting on the edge of Castletown.

2. The Department

The Mathematics Department is a vibrant, happy and successful department which achieves excellent results. The department has four full-time and three part-time teachers. Pupils in Years 7 to 11 are grouped according to their mathematical ability. Class sizes are small – seldom more than 20. The department uses ‘KS3 Maths Progress’ at Key Stage 3 before embarking on the Edexcel IGCSE part way through Year 9. Mathematics is a compulsory subject within the IB Diploma in the Sixth Form and the department offers courses in Analysis and Approaches and Applications and Interpretations at both Standard Level and Higher Level. Results are consistently strong and a number of students have gone on to study Mathematics and related courses at university.

3. The Appointment

We are seeking a well-qualified, motivated and enthusiastic individual to join this successful department on a temporary basis. This is initially for half a term, but there is a possibility that it may be extended. The successful candidate will teach Mathematics throughout the 11-18 age range; experience of teaching the International Baccalaureate would be welcomed but is not essential.The appointment would suit either a teacher recently or newly qualified, or one with some years of experience. 

King William’s College is committed to the education of the whole person and therefore the extra-curricular and pastoral dimensions are vital adjuncts to the achievements of high academic standards.

4. Salary and Remuneration

King William’s College has its own salary scale and benefits. The Isle of Man is an internally self-governing area of the British Isles and, as a result, taxes are substantially lower than in the United Kingdom (the standard and higher rates of income tax being 10% and 20% respectively). In addition, personal allowances are much more generous than their UK equivalent.

The person appointed would have the opportunity to join the Isle of Man Government Teachers’ Pension Scheme which is identical to, and transferable between, that which operates in the United Kingdom.

5. Applications

Candidates should complete an application form and send it together with a letter explaining why they consider themselves suitable for the post to the Head of HR, as soon as possible. Applications may be emailed to: hr@kwc.im. 

The appointment is subject to the usual statutory checks.

August 2019

Completed applications can be sent via email to: or by post to: HR Department, King William's College, Castletown, IM9 1TP.

Application Form

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