Spanish Teacher, Hillingdon

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St Helen's SchoolHillingdon

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Start date: Spring Term
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £42124-52102
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

St Helen's School is looking to appoint a Spanish Teacher to start in January 2020, to cover a maternity leave within our thriving Modern Foreign Languages Department. The successful candidate will be able to teach Spanish to A level, and ideally a second language, at least to GCSE.  The successful candidate will also support students preparing applications to study Spanish at university, including Oxford and Cambridge. 

Teaching at St Helen’s

All teachers are expected to ensure the highest standards of teaching and learning by:

• Preparing and delivering challenging and differentiated lessons

• Setting homework in accordance with the School’s homework policy

• Marking work in accordance with the School’s marking policy

• Using all available data and information to ensure that each student is provided with an appropriate programme of study

• Having a good understanding of the schemes of work they are following and how these fit into the overall scheme of work for the subject they are teaching

• Keeping up-to-date with developments in the teaching of their subject

Person specification


• An exceptional classroom practitioner and inspiring teacher

• A good honours degree in Spanish or a related subject

• Experience of teaching Spanish across the secondary age range to A Level

• Demonstrable passion for teaching Spanish to Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

• Detailed understanding of current developments in the secondary curriculum and assessment

• Demonstrable ability to work in a team and to work collaboratively

• A clear motivation to work with young people

• The ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and boundaries with young people

• A commitment to further professional development


• A teaching qualification such as PGCE (or equivalent)

• The ability to offer a second language up to GCSE

• Evidence of further professional development

• Knowledge and experience of how ICT can be used to support learning

The teacher should also have knowledge and understanding of:

• Effective learning and teaching styles

• Theory and practice of providing effectively for the individual needs of all children (e.g. classroom organisation, planning, teaching strategies and removing barriers to learning)

• Monitoring, assessment, recording and reporting of pupils’ progress

• An appreciation of how assessment supports effective learning

• The need for high quality pastoral support to complement the academic experience of pupils aged 11-19

• Legislation and best practice concerning Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety, Individual Learning Needs and Keeping Children Safe in Education

The teacher will be able to:

• Promote the School’s aims, ethos and ‘whole school’ approach to learning

• Develop effective relationships with pupils, parents, staff and governors

• Create a happy, challenging and effective learning environment

• Communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) to a variety of audiences

• Work collaboratively with others

• Work in a fast-paced and stimulating environment

• Promote and safeguard the welfare of children

The teacher will be able to demonstrate:

• Willingness to participate in the wider life of the School

• Willingness to make a significant contribution to the School’s extensive co-curricular programme

• Commitment to participation in the School’s expanding programme of educational visits

More about St Helen's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Eastbury Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 3AS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1923 843210
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St Helen's is an independent school for girls aged 3-18. We pride ourselves on our outstanding academic record, with our students consistently achieving excellent GCSE and A Level results.

We aim to give every girl an excellent, well-balanced, academi...