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2nd in Modern Foreign Languages

2nd in Modern Foreign Languages

Woking High School

Woking, Surrey

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Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
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18 February 2018

Job overview

Woking High School is a high achieving school with Academy status. We have an outstanding team of staff all committed to developing our students as individuals. All students are challenged to achieve their best. The Ofsted inspection of February 2016, which judged the school to be good, noted that, “Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is excellent”.  

This is an opportunity for an excellent practitioner who is innovative and committed to raising the attainment of our learners.  The focus of the post will be to support our Head of MFL in this successful school.  We are ideally seeking  applicants with Spanish, but the ability to teach a second language would be desirable.  The successful applicant will be a suitably qualified leader and manger who is:-  

• An excellent practitioner with an outstanding record of success. 

• Able to lead the development of good practice 

• Able to use performance data to target improvement 

• Committed to raising performance through rigorous monitoring and review.  

You are welcome to telephone the school for an informal discussion.   Application packs can be downloaded from our website. 

 If you are interested in this position please apply as soon as possible as interviews will be held upon receipt of suitable applications.  

Closing date for applications:  Sunday 18th February at 12 noon   

Woking High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.  

Woking High School is committed to providing all staff with continued professional development to support and develop them in their careers.

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About Woking High School

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+44 1483 888 447

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About Woking High School

Woking High School is an excellent school. It was judged as Good by Ofsted in February 2016, attained Outstanding grades for both the Leadership & Management of the school and the Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare of our students. The report highlighted

‘An aspirational ethos pervades the school’.

‘Pupils behaviour in lessons and around the school is excellent.’

‘The school’s work to promote pupils personal development and welfare is outstanding.’

‘Strong relationships between staff and pupils build high levels of trust and confidence.’

‘Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school.

‘We cannot praise the school highly enough’

Woking High School has impressive academic success at GCSE both in terms of overall academic attainment and student progress. Under the new accountability measures (2017), students at Woking High School achieved in 2018 a Progress 8 score of +.5 (this means that on average every student performed at least ½ grade better than other students nationally) and an Attainment 8 score of 57 (this means that students scored an average of a Grade 6 in all subjects). 100% of all our students go onto further education or training with many gaining scholarships to prestigious colleges and securing places at Oxbridge and Russell group universities on completion of their post 16 education.

Woking High School became an Academy in August 2013 and has since developed a partnership with Gordon’s School under the ‘Aréte Partnership’. The schools work together particularly focusing on staff CPD, curriculum development and student competition.

Our school is privileged to have an exceptional team of dedicated and professional staff. They are totally committed, hardworking and innovative, going way beyond the extra mile to help our students be the best they can be. The school enjoys a strong level of staff retention and all staff – teaching or associate – work exceptionally well as a team sharing the ‘family’ spirit which characterizes Woking High School. We are consistently oversubscribed and enjoy an excellent reputation in the community being the open access ‘school of choice’ in the area.

The governors at Woking High School are ambitious for the school, have a clear vision for our future having published our 2022 Vision document (see enclosed) .

Parents are highly supportive of the school. They are keen to praise and thank staff and appreciate what is done for their children. They work to support the Friends of Woking High School raise additional funds for the school and several staff are also parents at the school. 

As a school, we expect the highest standards in teaching, learning and assessment. We encourage staff to participate fully in the many curricular and extra-curricular opportunities available. On joining Woking High School we will ensure you have every opportunity to develop your skills and enjoy your chosen profession. We are ambitious to improve even further and we welcome people who want to join us and to continue on our successful journey. This position will provide you with an excellent career opportunity to work in a school that put its students and staff first. 


Maiken Walter

Values and vision


1. To provide the highest quality holistic educational experience for all so that each individual student can participate in and enjoy a varied range of academic, cultural, artistic, physical and social activities.

2. To enable each student to develop confidence, self esteem and responsibility in all areas of school life.

3. To offer a broad and balanced curriculum and the highest quality of learning and teaching so that each student is able to attain the qualifications which best prepare them for post 16 opportunities and future careers.

4. To encourage all students to develop the attitudes and values of mutual respect and understanding in order to make a valued contribution to the school and the wider community.

5. To provide a safe and secure environment which nurtures and cares for each student as an individual and allows them to flourish.

6. To sustain the valuable partnerships developed between parents, primary schools, FE institutions, businesses and the wider community.​


"Leadership and Management is outstanding" Ofsted 2016 

View Woking High School’s latest Ofsted report 

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