Head of German, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Hockerill Anglo-European CollegeBishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

An oversubscribed school with an exceptional reputation, set on a leafy parkland campus, is looking for an outstanding Head of German who has the flair and passion to lead and motivate a successful and thriving team of German teachers from September 2018.

The German department is part of a large MFL Faculty, which achieves outstanding examination results. The successful candidate will be a supportive leader with excellent subject knowledge, as well as superb interpersonal skills.

The Head of German is expected to lead and innovate, working alongside the Head of Modern Foreign Languages and other members of the department to develop the German curriculum throughout the College including the bilingual sections in Music, Geography and History.

This is a school where languages are loved and cherished by the whole community. An unparalleled programme of exchanges and visits is an important part of our immersive target language culture, with students reaching a high level of linguistic competence at an early stage. Students in Year 7 choose either French or German. In Year 8 students begin a second Language choosing from French/German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish. Students study two foreign languages to GCSE level. All students study a modern foreign language in the Sixth Form (where German is a popular choice); we offer an IB Diploma German Literature course to native and near native speakers at both Standard and Higher Level, as well as German language acquisition courses.

Hockerill is currently ranked the Top UK Partially Selective Comprehensive school in the Sunday Times Parent Power table, based on our IB and GCSE performance in 2017. This summer, our Year 13 students gained an average point score of 36 points, while 21% achieved 40 points or above, placing them in the top 5% globally and equating to 4A* at A Level. Our GCSE results are also consistently high with its best ever results in 2017 when 58% of students achieved A*/A/9/8/7. Hockerill also performs very strongly in Progress 8 scores.

The College is situated in Bishop’s Stortford within the beautiful landscaped grounds of a former teacher training college and is within 30 minutes of both London and Cambridge. We have a roll of 837 students, both day and boarding, including a sixth form of 220 students. Hockerill has topped the state school Sixth Form league tables for the past three years. 

To apply please complete the application form and return with a covering letter to: 

Ms C Yates, Hockerill Anglo European College, Dunmow Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 5HX. Email: yatesc@hockerill.com Telephone: +44 (0) 1279 658 451

The application pack and job description can also be downloaded from our website: http://www.hockerill.com/34/vacancies 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 19th February 2018

Hockerill Anglo-European College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Dunmow Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 5HX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1279 658451
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Hockerill Anglo-European College is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form and boarding situated in Bishops Storford, Hertfordshire. There are approximately 754 students at the school between the ages of 11-18.&nb...