Teacher of French and Spanish (part-time), Girls' Division Senior School

23 Mar 2019
27 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Required from September 2019, a dynamic and talented part time 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. This position would suit a well-motivated, highly qualified individual with the potential and desire to enhance the girls’ education, through both curricular and extracurricular activities. It would be equally suitable for an entrant to the profession or for someone with experience of other schools.

The successful candidate will be a well-qualified and committed teacher of French and Spanish, able to meet the rewarding challenge of enthusing our able and highly motivated girls in one or both languages from Year 7 to Year 11 and preferably Sixth Form, both inside and outside the classroom. S/he will hold a good honours degree and will be highly proficient in the spoken language. 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.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate commitment to school improvement and will be fully computer literate: all teachers and pupils at Bolton School have an iPad to support and enhance their learning. Good communication skills, oral and written, are also essential. A detailed person specification is included with the application pack.

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.

Bolton School is one of the two independent hub schools which are engaged with the National MFL SCITT, based at Silverdale in Sheffield. The Department takes a leading role in supporting this ITT programme, as well as welcoming trainees from MMU and Manchester University.

The Department has six specialist and well-equipped language rooms. In addition, the Department has its own staff and resources room. The school Library also stocks a wide range of language materials.

For further details, including information about the school’s last inspection report, please visit the School’s website. Please apply online via the School's website. Prospective candidates are welcome to speak to the Head of French and/or the Head of Modern Foreign Languages in advance of their application.

Closing date for applications: 12.00 noon on Monday 1st April 2019. If candidates are called for interview, they will be notified by email no later than noon on 2nd April in order to book time off to attend the interview. Interviews will be held on either Thursday 4 April or Friday 5 April 2019. If a candidate cannot make either of these dates, s/he should email Hannah Caulfield (hcaulfield@boltonschool.org.uk) at the same time as submitting his/her electronic application.

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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