Teacher of Languages (German): Maternity Cover, Eastbourne

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Gildredge HouseEastbourne

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Start date: Monday 16th April 2018 (or earlier)
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £18,146pa (£22,685 FTE) rising to £26,525pa (£33,156 FTE) (Gildredge House Main Pay Scale Points M1-M6, 2017-18) Upper Pay Scale may be accessible to the suitable applicant.
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and German graduates are welcome to apply.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Teacher of (Modern Foreign) Languages for our expanding 4-19 free school to cover a maternity vacancy. The role is to cover a teacher on Maternity Leave for at least seven months from April to October 2018. 

  • Do you want to be part of a school where your contribution is valued and celebrated? 
  • Would you like to teach children with high aspirations who are keen to learn?
  • Do you want to join a staff team that is diverse, collegiate and respected?

Our ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted judgement (June 2015) was only the start of the story. The challenge is to sustain and embed this excellence through every aspect of Gildredge House as it grows to full capacity in 2018/19.

As Temporary Teacher of (Modern Foreign) Languages you will join a strong team of inspirational teachers and ensure that our students enjoy and achieve highly in their Languages learning. You will be a German specialist in the secondary phase, with the ability to run German speaking examinations and be familiar with the new AQA GCSE specification. 

The Languages Department at Gildredge House prides itself on the use of innovative teaching techniques and ICT so you need to be tech-savvy and open to new ideas, as well as prepared to contribute plenty of your own. We’re very keen to hear from NQTs and recent entrants to the profession. This is an exciting time to join our Languages Department, with opportunities for professional development in the company of excellent practitioners.

At Gildredge House, all students in Years 7, 8 and 9 currently enjoy a rich Languages curriculum, with a foundation of French and Latin in Year 7, and the additional option of Spanish or German in Years 8 and 9. All students will take at least one of these through to GCSE, but many will take two languages or even three. As part of our Languages Department, you will immediately find yourself engaged with talented, hard-working and committed students with a desire to take their learning to the highest level. 

As an all-through school, our teachers also have the opportunity to engage with and enhance the primary Languages curriculum. French is currently offered as a weekly lesson to students in Reception to Year 2 and Languages will continue to be part of the curriculum of the Lower and Middle School (Years 3-6) sections of the primary phase as they grow. Japanese, Ancient Greek and Italian have in the past been offered as part of our exciting extra-curricular programme in the Middle School.

Gildredge House is right for you if:

  • You are interested in working at the leading edge of education;
  • You are an imaginative and dynamic practitioner with a passion for teaching Science;
  • You have the capability of engaging and enthusing all students and you believe that everyone can succeed.

Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) are welcome to apply

Gildredge House offers:

  • continuity of education for boys and girls aged 4-19
  • an expectation of high academic standards leading to Sixth Form studies
  • smaller class sizes
  • strong discipline
  • excellent pastoral care
  • an extended school day for older students
  • supervised prep
  • a broad range of extra-curricular activities
  • parent and community involvement

Our school motto: 'Aspire'

Salary range:  £18,146pa (£22,685 FTE) rising to £26,525pa (£33,156 FTE) (Gildredge House Main Pay Scale Points M1-M6, 2017-18) Upper Pay Scale may be accessible to the suitable applicant.

If you are interested in the position please download the Application Pack on our website at www.gildredgehouse.org.uk/vacancies/

Please complete the Application for Employment and References & Monitoring Form and return to careers@gildredgehouse.org.uk by 12.00pn on Wednesday 14th February 2018.

If you wish to discuss the post further or visit the school, please contact the Head of Languages, Mr J Gardner: j.gardner@gildredgehouse.org.uk Tel: 01323 400650

Gildredge House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All offers of employment with the school are subject to pre-employment checks which will include References, Health, Right to Work in UK, a satisfactory Enhanced DBS with Children’s Barred List check and a Declaration that neither they nor anyone who lives in the same household is a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.

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More about Gildredge House
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Compton Place Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1323 400650
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