Situated in the heart of one of Surrey’s traditional market towns, Reigate College is one of the most successful sixth form providers in the UK. Described by Ofsted as “outstanding” on every measure we are a National Teaching School, known for quality, success and innovation.
The College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and hardworking temporary, part-time (38.10%) Teacher of German to A Level. This is a maternity cover post which is due to start in February 2018.
The Languages department offers French, German and Spanish A level. Students of German study the 4 skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, in the context of the culture of Germany and other German speaking countries. Special attention is given to oral communication with an additional weekly lesson with a German speaking assistant, usually a university student, and the successful applicant will be expected to liaise closely with the assistant.
Currently student numbers in each year group are small, but we are constantly seeking to improve student recruitment via a series of masterclasses aimed at current GCSE students, and other marketing events.
In the A Level syllabus, students focus on the topics of evolving society in Germany, including social issues and trends, artistic culture, politics and modern history, such as the German reunification. In addition there is in-depth study of a film in the lower sixth and a work of literature in the upper sixth.
All work is assessed by final examination in the summer, comprising an oral exam and several written papers.
This post is suitable both for experienced teachers and those beginning their career in the profession. Above all, we are seeking someone with an excellent knowledge of German and the ability to make the subject come alive for our students. We also want to appoint a good team player who will be skillful at motivating and encouraging colleagues to try out new approaches and resources. The person appointed must be confident in the use of Information Technology in all aspects of their work.
Salary up to £15,123 (£39,695 per annum FTE).
Candidates are asked to complete the Teaching Staff application form and return it to the Personnel Officer as soon as possible, but no later than 9.00 a.m. on Friday 8th December 2017. In completing their supporting statement, candidates are asked to indicate the particular strengths and experiences they would bring to the post and the areas of College life, outside their teaching, to which they may be prepared to contribute
Please see www.reigate.ac.uk/jobs for further details and an application form. Closing date: 9.00 am on Friday 8th December 2017.