Language Assistant – French (0.4), New Cross, South East London

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Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham CollegeNew Cross, South East London
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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Support Staff Grade 4 Point 13 – Point 16 (£7,530 - £8,099) for 2 days a week, 42.9 weeks a year
Contract term: Permanent

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College provides a safe, rigorous and challenging learning environment for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds. Our expectations are high in terms of pupil progress and achievement, and behaviour. In February 2014 we received our fourth consecutive Ofsted grade of ‘Outstanding’.     

The core purpose of this post is to contribute to the continuing development of the MFL curriculum and to the overall development of the department. It is expected that the successful candidate will consistently plan and deliver outstanding speaking lessons within the department and work across the Key Stages as directed by the HOD. This post includes individual as well as group work, mainly in the development of speaking skills but also in developing the

Department’s bank of resources and materials.

Key responsibilities and objectives of the job

  • To work within and contribute to an established academy and department frameworks for lesson planning, delivery and evaluation
  • Student assessment
  • To actively contribute to the development of speaking skills across all age and ability ranges
  • To remain informed of current developments in the subject area, to participate in Professional Learning/INSET and to initiate change where appropriate
  • To consistently plan and deliver outstanding speaking lessons, ensuring that a variety of teaching resources are utilised
  • To prepare pupils for oral examinations
  • To ensure that students receive regular written and verbal feedback, in accordance with the College marking policy and exam board criteria and assessment
  • To set and mark internal speaking examinations and tests as required
  • To be fully committed to and actively contribute to the departmental and College enrichment activities programme
  • To work with the teacher in the classroom as directed
  • To provide accurate information for parents as directed by the College 
  • To work on your own with small groups of pupils as directed
  • To contribute to cross-curricular work in collaboration with other subject areas
  • To create and amend speaking SOW as needed
  • To make recordings in their own language that can be used as an example of native-speaker speech


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