Job title: Head of MathsSalary: MPS UPS (+enhancements)Location: KentStart date: September 2019An inspirational Mathematics teacher is required to join and lead a very experienced department...
Job title: Head of MFL (French or Spanish)
Salary: MPS - UPS (+enhancements)
Start date: September 2019
An inspirational French or Spanish teacher (up to A-level) is required to join and lead a very experienced department at a co-educational independent school in Kent.
The school is set in beautiful Kent countryside and benefits from spacious grounds. Central London is less than an hour's journey from the local station, as are Dover and the Channel Tunnel.
The school has exceptional pass rates at both GCSE and A-level, which are due to the quality of teaching and pastoral care, as well as the student's passion for learning. As a result, the school has developed a strong local reputation and is now beginning to gain attention from further afield, which means that pupil numbers are buoyant. The school continues to build and develop its facilities, having recently added a dedicated fitness centre, including an indoor swimming pool. The school is a Christian foundation and all members of staff are expected to be in agreement with the Christian values and to attend Chapel with the pupils. The School is well known for its high level of pastoral care for pupils and has an international reputation for the education of dyslexic children. Class sizes are small, rarely reaching more than eighteen pupils. An extensive games programme - made possible by the expertise and commitment of teaching staff outside normal lesson time - has led to the school enjoying considerable sporting success.
Full UPS1 is paid once teachers reach the equivalent of M4, whilst teachers on the traditional salary points M1-M3 receive 50% of this sum on top of their salary. Salaries are, therefore, especially favourable. The school also participates in the Teachers' Superannuation Scheme.
Being able to lead and work as part of a team is essential, as is the ability to share ideas and resources. You will be expected to teach either Spanish or French from Year 7 through to Sixth Form.
- Leading and managing the delivery of MFL throughout the school, revising and developing schemes of work regularly
- Leading and managing the teaching team for languages, monitoring learning and teaching, and overseeing target setting to ensure that all students are able to achieve their full potential
- Overseeing all teaching and practice within the department to ensure that they are sympathetic to the needs of all pupils including the gifted and talented and those requiring learning support
- Developing and implementing policies and practices for the subject area
- Have a passion for and a good knowledge of current developments in pedagogy and practice, including an engagement in action based research
- Teaching pupils across the age and ability range, following schemes of work and maintaining the highest standards possible
- Establishing and implementing a strategic department development plan which is regularly monitored and evaluated to inform future planning.
- To manage all arrangements for MFL entry assessments and to undertake duties relating to the preparation of documentation relating to entry assessments.
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
- Education to degree level or equivalent in French/Spanish or be a native speaker with an equivalent level of study;
- Ability to teach French or Spanish from GCSE through to A level
- Ability to offer a second language is desirable but not essential
- Appropriate teaching experience with pupils throughout the ability range
- Strategic vision to drive forward the development of Modern Foreign Languages and to play a role in developing teaching and learning within the school;
- Experience of preparing pupils for Modern Foreign Language related courses at undergraduate level
- The capacity to lead by example
- An outlook which is positive, receptive, responsive, proactive, open and wholly pupil centred
- Ability to develop good relations with stakeholders
- Very good administrative and organisational skills
- Very good and effective ICT skills
- A commitment to developing the skills of all students and to raise their confidence
- A willingness to play a full part in the life of a busy and vibrant school
The closing date for this role is 4th March, with interviews due to take place on Friday 8th March, so early application is encouraged. If you think you have what it takes to succeed in this role, please apply here or visit our website - www.careerteachers.co.uk. Alternatively, you can contact Career Teachers on 020 7105 3499 or our consultant to the school, John Byrne, on 07824 824 651
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- Attend an interview in person;
- Give details for us to complete Reference checks;
- Provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure
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