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Language Assistant - German

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11 Jul 2022

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We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic language assistant for the 2022/2023 academic year to assist pupils across both King's College School, Wimbledon and Wimbledon High School. The post of German language assistant is to be a shared resource as follows:

King's College School, Wimbledon:

The role at King's involves conversational practice in small groups of King's pupils preparing for GCSE (year 11) and A level/IB German (years 12 and 13), which includes teaching thirteen, 40-minute conversational lessons per week. In addition to the King's conversational classes, there is a requirement to support the King's partnership programme by undertaking a series of after-school conversational sessions on Thursdays in the Spring term and also participating in the partnership programme at King's on Friday afternoons between 1.30pm and 4.00pm. As part of the role, there will be other duties also, as expected of most educational professionals, such as developing teaching resources, attendance at INSET days and departmental meetings, examination invigilation, departmental library activities and other reasonable tasks as directed by the head of German/head of MFL.
  • Contract salary: £11,671.88
  • Contract period: Friday 26th August 2022 to 6th July 2023
  • Paid weekly working hours of 12.5 hours, throughout the contract period. Attendance at school is only required during term-time.
  • Pro-rata of the full-time equivalent of 25 days annual leave per annum plus 8 English statutory public holidays.
  • As you are not expected to attend school during the school holidays, the expectation is that the annual leave entitlement will be taken during the school holidays.
  • School lunches are provided free during term-time
  • Contributory support staff pension scheme - employees are eligible to join after 3 months' service with a 10% employer contribution / 5% employee contribution
  • A programme of health benefits is also offered by the school Membership of the King's sports club

Wimbledon High School:

One of London's top day schools, Wimbledon High School has been specialising in the teaching of girls aged 4 to 18 since 1880. A beacon school of the Girls' Day School Trust, we benefit from being part of a large innovative family of schools across the country. We equip students for the challenges of 21st century life, fostering skills of problem solving and creativity, collaboration and independent research - language learning is a key part to this. A vibrant 'Linguistica' club produces a termly blog and yearly magazine and as part of our STEAM approach, the Arts, MFL and STEM subjects are brought together in collaborative projects and enriching talks.

We are located in the heart of Wimbledon, less than 20 minutes from central London by train; KCS and WHS are a 10-minute walk from each other and we enjoy partnerships with a number of local schools and charities.

The role at Wimbledon High will mainly involve conversational practice classes with Year 10 to Year 13. There will also be an element of work with our younger years too. There will be other aspects of the role which will include getting involved and contributing to our MFL days and producing teaching resources for the department.

If you would like to find out more about working at WHS, hear from our staff:
  • Contract salary: £8990 p.a.
  • Contract period: Tuesday 13th September 2022 to 30th June 2023
  • Working hours are 10 hours per week, throughout the contract period.
  • Attendance at school is only required during term-time.

Paid in 12 monthly equal instalments between September 2022 and August 2023. As you are not expected to attend school during the school holidays, your annual salary includes proportional payment for annual leave. Generous pension scheme School lunches are provided free during term-time Confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme provided

Person Specification:
  • A native level speaker in German.
  • A university degree and/or teaching qualification such as TEFL, PGCE or equivalent or to have recently lived in a German-speaking country.
  • A genuine interest in the relevant language and a keenness to promote not only the education of the language but also the cultural aspects of Germany.
  • An ability to inspire and motivate pupils in their learning.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with young people, with excellent communication skills, both orally and written.
  • An ability to take work well as part of a team but also to be confident in using one's own initiative.
  • To demonstrate effective planning, reliability and good organisation skills.

Please note that there will be a separate contract of employment for each employing entity.

For further information and details on how to apply for this role, please refer to the school's website (under useful information / career opportunities)

Closing date: Wednesday 29th June 2022 at 9am

Interviews may be staged and we may choose to appoint at any time during the application process.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. King's College School is fully committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity in its recruitment of teaching and support staff.
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