Head of Mandarin, Uppingham

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Uppingham SchoolUppingham

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

A superb opportunity for an inspirational graduate to lead the teaching of Mandarin and play a key role in our diverse Modern Languages Department.

Using your skills and experience in teaching Mandarin you will teach at all levels from Year 9 to Sixth Form, promoting cultural awareness and developing pupil’s communication skills. Mandarin is being studied by an increasing number of Uppinghamians and there is much for a new head of department to build on. Learning Mandarin takes on even more importance to our pupils now that Uppingham has committed to opening schools in China during the course of the next six years.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching Mandarin at all levels, catering for beginners as well as pupils with some prior experience of the language. 

Facilities for our committed team of 13 specialists in the purpose-built Language Centre are superb and our exciting Modern Languages Department has a wide extra-curricular programme. This includes social evenings, exchanges, study visits and visiting speakers from international business and overseas institutions, all with the aim of emphasising languages in the real world.

If you are a strong, dynamic character with excellent knowledge of Mandarin, a good honours degree, effective classroom management skills and an ability to build appropriate rapport with pupils we would be delighted to hear from you.

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: Monday 18 June 2018.

Interviews: week commencing 25 June 2018.

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Uppingham, Rutland, Leicestershire, LE15 9QE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1572 822216
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Uppingham School is a mixed, Church of England independent secondary school with sixth form and boarding, located in Leicestershire. The secondary school, situated in Uppingham has approximately 791 students on record.

Uppingham School was founded in...