From nursery, primary, and secondary schooling, through to university and college, Scotland has a well-regarded and long-established education sector.
Early schooling is provided by both state schools and private fee-paying schools. Further and higher education is offered by a large network of colleges and universities, many of which are world renowned for their teaching and research.
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There are three main categories of teaching staff employer in Scotland
- Scottish local authorities — the largest employer of teaching staff (from nursery through to secondary school levels)
- Independent private schools and nurseries
- The further and higher education sector
There is also a healthy market for extra-curricular teaching and many teachers choose to offer private tuition in a self-employed capacity.
Finding a job
Most teaching jobs are advertised on local council websites.
Other useful teaching and education recruitment sites
Visit TES Scotland for teaching jobs
Visit jobs.ac.uk for further and higher education jobs
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Read about professional teaching standards
Find out more about teaching in Scotland