Teacher of French (Fixed Term)

12 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Required from September 2018, a dynamic and talented teacher with the potential to make a valuable contribution to a large, well-resourced and flourishing MFL department with an impressive record of examination and Oxbridge success, as well as a commitment to Initial Teacher Training through the National MFL SCITT, for which Bolton School is the northern hub. The position is initially available for one year only, as the present post-holder is taking a sabbatical.

The successful candidate will be a well-qualified and committed teacher of French, able to meet the rewarding challenge of enthusing our able and highly motivated girls from Year 7 to Sixth Form. S/he will also possess the talent and drive to promote the learning of Modern Foreign Languages through extra curricular activities and trips/ visits, including some during the holidays. S/he will be committed to the welfare and individual development of all the pupils in his/her care.

Bolton School Girls’ Division is a thriving, academically selective school, which caters for 1,000 girls aged between 3 and 18 years. It is part of the Bolton School Foundation, sharing activities, expertise and a magnificent 32 acre campus with the Boys’ Division and offering pupils single sex education in a co-educational environment – ‘the best of both worlds’. The school is situated in an attractive, prosperous part of Bolton with easy access to some of the nation’s finest cities and countryside. An attractive salary (6% above the state sector) and benefits package are available.

The Modern Foreign Languages Department is extremely well regarded in the school, by colleagues, parents and students. There are currently eight teachers within the Department, including the Head of MFL (who is also Head of Spanish), the Head of German, and the Head of French. The Department employs three language assistants (French, Spanish and German) who have weekly contact with Key Stage 4 & 5 pupils. They are also available for help with younger classes.

Three languages are taught to GCSE and A Level (French, Spanish and German). Teaching colleagues are passionate about their language(s) and convey this to pupils of all ages, who have confidence in the teaching which they receive. They successfully employ a variety of teaching methods and react positively to innovation, whilst maintaining high standards of grammatical accuracy. Teachers and learners have embraced the opportunity provided by the introduction of iPads in to the School and each girl has access to her text books and other resources via her own tablet.

For further details and to apply online for the position please visit the School website.

Closing date for applications: noon on 1 March 2018

Interviews will be held on either 6th, 7th or 13th March

Bolton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality and diversity in all aspects of employment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Check for Regulated Activity.

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