French Teacher - late August start

Closing date
30 May 2021

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We seek a vibrant, well-qualified, and committed teacher of French language acquisition to deliver lessons from Grades 6 - 12 (Years 7 - 13) at our Westminster Campus. The lessons will form part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme with the potential to teach at diploma level. Previous experience of IB programmes will be an advantage, but of prime importance is a love of the subject and the energy and knowledge to foster this same passion in students. The ability to teach Spanish albeit at a lower level, may also be an advantage.

The teacher reports to the Head of Faculty and will be responsible for preparing, monitoring, evaluating all students and implementing departmental and school policies. They will be expected to follow MYP curriculum developments as required by the Head of Faculty.

Person Specification

The successful applicant will have:
  • Qualified Teacher Status(or equivalent)
  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Proven record of excellent teaching
  • Excellent subject knowledge

The successful applicant will
  • Join a highly experienced and supportive team
  • Be responsible to the Languages' Head of Faculty
  • Work in collaboration with colleagues and attend both training and planning sessions
  • Foster good links with parents and attend parent-student-teacher meetings and conferences

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Meet all school deadlines re. reports, grades, etc
  • Liaise with teacher(s) of the same language phase; ensuring assessments are aligned, carried out at the same time, and will follow the school's reporting and assessment policy
  • Contribute to the extracurricular activities of the school
  • Be internationally-minded and sympathetic to the values of the IB
  • Follow schemes of work and contribute to updates
  • Help write Unit Planers for next academic year
  • Help in writing internal assessments
  • Participate in assessment moderation meetings
  • Share ideas/ materials/ good practice with others in the department
  • Ensure lessons are thoroughly prepared and there is scope for differentiation
  • Keep the Head of Faculty informed of the progress of students and raise any issues or concerns early

We welcome applications from experienced teachers who have worked in either the independent or state sector and/or internationally.

For further details regarding the role and how to apply please visit

Closing date for applications 04 May 2021

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

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