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Head of French

Head of French

Twickenham Preparatory School

Hampton, Middlesex

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Competitive Twickenham Prep salary scale
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
19 February 2018

Job overview

The School

Twickenham Preparatory School (TPS) is an independent, coeducational, day school for children aged 4 - 13, situated in South West London.    TPS has a reputation for being nurturing and pastorally strong with high academic standards and a broad curriculum.

The Department

TPS is commited to the development of modern foreign languages and as such French forms a vital part of the core curriculum. At TPS, every child from Reception to Year 8 is taught French because we believe that it gives our pupils a good opportunity to acquire language learning skills from the earliest schooling age.

The Position

An inspirational and innovative Head of French is required from September 2018 to lead the department and deliver French to pupils aged 8 – 13. Working within a dynamic and supportive team the successful candidate will have the ability to inspire our pupils with the love of French and motivate learning in a stimulating and effective way. 

You will be a self-motivated, innovative and outward looking teacher with a desire to create exciting lessons to deliver the French curriculum, whilst playing a leading role in departmental improvement projects. A willingness to contribute to extra-curricular activities will be advantageous.

Application Process 

Apply directly below or visit our website.

Application deadline: 19th February 2018

Interviews to be held: w/c 26th February 2018 

Contact Details 

If you have any questions you may contact:  

  • Email:  
  • Phone: 020 8783 3556 

The School reserves the right to interview and appoint at any stage during the recruitment 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 (DBS).

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About Twickenham Preparatory School

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+44 20 89796216

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The School

Twickenham Preparatory School (TPS) is an independent, coeducational, day school for children aged 4 - 13, situated in South West London.

TPS has a reputation for being nurturing and pastorally strong with high academic standards and a broad curriculum. The School was established by a minister in the Church of England in 1969 on Twickenham Green and moved to its present site in Hampton in 1991.

There are currently c.275 pupils at the School with two classes in each year group from Reception to Year 6 and single classes in Year 7 & 8. All of our girls leave at 11, mainly to independent day schools in the locality, whilst the majority of our boys stay until 13 and sit Common Entrance for a wide variety of independent Senior Schools.

The School has excellent facilities including a modern, bright and colourful Pre-Prep, landscaped play areas, well-resourced subject rooms and a modern Music block with dedicated facilities.

Following a major renovation of additional premises adjacent to the School, 'The Hub@51' was opened in 2020. The new Art & DT department has a spacious teaching area and DT specialist equipment. The Hub@51 is a statement of the School's commitment to provide outstanding modern provision for the children and features a digital media suite, including broadcasting cameras an editing station and a radio station. Plans include opportunities for children to record and broadcast podcasts and short films.

Sport plays an integral part of life at TPS, and is further enhanced by access to excellent local sports facilities. Pupils enjoy regular fixtures in rugby, football, cricket, netball, hockey and rounders, and teams compete in local and national tournaments.

TPS are proud of their pupils’ success nationally in chess and Think Tank, an innovative thinking programme. The School has been IAPS National Chess Champions in the U11 and U13 categories on several occasions over recent years.

Staff are experienced, caring, enthusiastic and committed and visitors to the School often comment on the positive and friendly atmosphere that is evident throughout the School. Pupils are proud of their School and imbibe our School motto of being Calm, Courteous, Considerate and Courageous and to honour our golden rule to “treat others as you would like them to treat you.”

Staff Benefits

The School offers an attractive range of benefits as detailed below.

  • Generous Defined Contribution Pension Scheme for teaching staff and membership of IAPS Group Personal Pension for non-teaching staff
  • Life Assurance cover
  • Income Protection cover
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • School Fee Remission Scheme
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch
  • Complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
  • Health Care Plan
  • Employee Counselling and Advice Line
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme


The School is located in Hampton village on the north bank of the River Thames and close to Bushy Park. There are long strips of public riverside in Hampton and the Hampton Heated Open Air Pool is one of the few such swimming pools in Greater London. The area is steeped in local history including Hampton Court Palace, Garrick's House and the Temple to Shakespeare.  Hampton Ferry provides access across the Thames to the main park of Molesey and the Thames Path National Trail.

Hampton’s neighbours include the equally highly desirable areas of Richmond Upon Thames, Teddington, Twickenham and East Molesey.


The School is a short five minute walk from Hampton station, which offers a regular train service directly into London Waterloo. Buses from Kingston, Twickenham and Richmond stop close to the School and there is easy access to a number of major routes including the M3 and M25 which are a short distance away.

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