Set in 26 acres of beautiful parkland in Cobham, Notre Dame School nestles in a picturesque 18th century mansion beside the River Mole. Notre Dame is a Catholic School and is a Foundation of the Company of Mary Our Lady with an ethos shaped by the life and work of St Jeanne de Lestonnac. Despite the tranquil setting Notre Dame School is a hive of activity, with over 600 children and teachers working hard in the important business of education. The school has an enviable reputation for the highest academic standards and a progressive, holistic, academic education that is underpinned by over 400 years of international educational tradition in 30 countries. Established in England in 1937, the school has always had the philosophy that the greatest success comes from knowing how to learn and how to ask the right questions; training pupils to take an active role in reaching and exceeding early expectations. From the vibrant Nursery to the exciting Sixth Form, tomorrow's professionals acquire the skills, knowledge and qualifications that give them the best possible start in life.
Latin is taught within the Languages Department. It forms part of the Lower School curriculum and is offered through to GCSE and A-Level. Taster lessons are taught to Year 6 within our Preparatory School to provide an introduction to the subject. Notre Dame recently hosted a GCSE revision conference in conjunction with the Guildford Classical Association which was attended by a number of our neighbouring schools. Visits to museums and university departments currently play an important role in fostering interest in this subject.
Classical Civilisations is offered as an A Level option within the Sixth Form and is taught by the Teacher of Latin under the management of the History Department. The syllabus allows students to examine various aspects of the classical world that are significant to the development of the modern world.
- To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate
- To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as teacher
- To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential
- To contribute to raising standards of student attainment
- To share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth
- Ability to teach and motivate pupils
- Ability to communicate passion and enthusiasm for his/her subject
- Good knowledge and understanding of subject related issues such as assessment, target setting etc.
- Good organisational and administrative skills
- Ability to use ICT
- Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
- Positive and enthusiastic
- Capacity for sustained hard work – able to work under pressure
- Ability to solve problems, achievement driven
- Passionate, conviction and a clear personal philosophy which supports the ethos of the Department/School
- Creative, imaginative and resourceful
- Ability to make good professional relationships – with staff, students and parents
- Ability to motivate and make strong, resilient relationships with young people
- Integrity and loyalty
Closing Date: 9 am 23rd April 2019
Interviews: w/c 24th, 25th and 26th April 2019
Start date: September 2019
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by senior members of the School and take a tour of the school.