We have a vacancy for a Teacher of Mandarin who can also teach French. This is a full time post. This can either be for January 2020 or much sooner if a teacher is able to be released from their current school prior to this date or is not currently in post.
St Catherine's College is a rapidly improving school where lots of exciting things are happening. We have talented and highly motivated pupils and staff. Our staff team work tirelessly to ensure that teaching is the best it can be and everyone has a role to play in this. We support each other and there is an open, friendly and collegiate atmosphere within our staff team.
The MFL Department offers a well-established French and Spanish curriculum and we are one of the only state schools in East Sussex that teaches Mandarin Chinese to GCSE.
We are a Confucius Classroom school which means a strong link is built with Goldsmith's University London with whom we promote Mandarin language and Chinese culture. This provides a long term Mandarin learning support to us as well as a sponsored Chinese teacher and resources. This offers a positive dimension to all curriculum areas and helps raise pupil's aspirations and attainment, preparing them for working and living in an increasingly competitive global economy.
The department supports its pupils and staff by investing in smaller class sizes, language assistants, technology and plentiful online learning platform subscritpions. We are proud to actively encourage our team to go for external training and school hub meetings.
We run regular school trips, for example to China; welcome exchange groups from Peru and have MFL activities such as singing competitions and international bake off. We believe an innovative and immersive curriculum will spark our pupil's passion and truly engage their MFL learning.
We know it's a competitive market and are proud of what we can offer:
Excellent career development opportunities
We are an Investors in People Gold Award School which means that we invest heavily and value the development of all our staff
A friendly, supportive and caring staff team
CPD starts immediately upon employment
A fabulous staff room with complimentary tea and coffee
Teachers Pension Scheme
A cafe that serves at breakfast, break and lunch using freshly sourced ingredients
Highly visible supportive senior leaders
Banked cover system promoting work / life balance
Free flu vaccine
Same day centralised detentions
A geographical location, being situated near Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne's award winning Marina. It is part of several miles of beautiful coastline, including the South Downs National Park, the white cliffs of Beachy Head and 1066 country
Great pupils - you can make a massive difference to them
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You must be a talented classroom practitioner and have Qualified Teacher status recognised by the DfES, be a graduate with a degreee in languages or a related subject and have experience of teaching Mandarin and French to GCSE. You must also have the right to work in the UK.