Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages
We seek to appoint a well-qualified, professional and versatile Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages from September 2018. The successful applicant will teach French and a small amount of Spanish, both languages to at least KS4, preferably to KS5 in French.
MFL is taught throughout the 11 - 18 age range at all levels of ability and enjoys results significantly above the national average. On entry in Year 7 students are allocated to French or Spanish taught initially in tutor groups which are set by ability at the end of the first year. All students will continue with their first language until Year 9.In Year 9 there is an opportunity for students to broaden their curriculum through a system of preference choices and they can take on a second language from French or Spanish which a gives them the opportunity of opting to study two languages at KS4. Languages are a popular choice for GCSE. In the Sixth Form there are A Level groups in all three languages.The Department is housed in a suite of rooms in the Lower School building and is well-resourced. There is a large team of specialist teachers who work collaboratively. The focus within the Department is on using the target language extensively and a rigorous approach is linked to creative and innovative teaching.We have good links with local feeder Primary schools and a great deal of work has been done already on smoothing the transition from KS2 to KS3, with regard to MFL learning.