Scarborough College - ranked as a Top 3 UK Small Independent School by The Telegraph in 2017 - is seeking a well-qualified, energetic, inspiring and committed individual to fulfill the role of Head of Modern Foreign Languages from September 2018.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate high levels of achievement as a classroom practitioner and a genuine interest in both learning pedagogy and leadership in an educational setting. He/She will take over a very strong department with an excellent track record of public examination results in a school where languages enjoy a very high priority.
Children begin French at the age of 2 within the Pre-school, study French throughout the Prep years thereafter – with the option of Spanish available - and study at least two foreign languages from Year 7, in addition to Latin. As an IB World School, all students study at least one foreign language throughout their Sixth Form years. The College offers French, Spanish, German, Mandarin and Latin. The option to study language and literature in French, German and Spanish as native tongue languages (A1) is also offered leading to the possibility of a Bilingual IB Diploma for pupils. Specialists in any one, or a combination of, these languages are invited to apply.
Scarborough College is a delightful and rewarding school in which to work with motivated children, supportive parents and colleagues, superb facilities and a glorious location just five minutes from the beach. Small sized classes ensure dedicated teachers can make a genuine difference to every child.
With a £3 million refurbishment and extension of its boarding facilities underway and a £2 million investment into new sports facilities on the horizon, the post-holder will be joining the College at one of the most exciting times in its history.
The North Yorkshire area with its coastline, national parks and market towns is a beautiful location in which to live and work; the quality of life is high and the cost of living low.
The appointed candidate will enjoy a competitive salary with many further benefits which include a 66% remission on tuition fees for dependents across both the Prep and Senior Schools. A residential position with accommodation provided may be available to a candidate who has an interest in a role within our boarding community.
The closing date for applications is Monday 19 March and interviews will be held during the week beginning 26 March.