Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish/French), Manchester

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The Barlow RC High School & Specialist Science CollegeManchester

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Start date: 23/04/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

STARTING: April 2019

CONTRACT: Fixed Term Contract to cover a period of maternity leave, expected to be until April 2020.


The Governors of this school are looking to appoint a dynamic, inspirational teacher who is passionate about Spanish and French and has the ability to motivate students to strive for excellence and outstanding examination success.

We are a successful and diverse leading Catholic 11 – 16 High School with 900 pupils on roll.  We have a strong record of achievement leading in recent years to a number of national awards.  The school building has recently benefited from an investment of £11.2 million creating a new high specification science block, lecture theatre, sports hall, ICT suites, astro-turf pitch and reception area.  The English, Maths, Art and Design technology departments were all remodelled, creating an environment that is both purposeful and inspiring.

We are located in Didsbury, (often voted as one of the most popular places to live in Manchester) only a short walk from the vibrant shops, bars and restaurants of Didsbury village.  You will also have access to excellent transport links to Manchester city centre and surrounding areas.  

The Barlow RC High School is an excellent place to work! As a leading Catholic High School, we create an environment where children and adults alike can achieve their full potential. Our school motto is ‘If you believe, you can achieve’ and if this describes you, read on.  

You will join a friendly and supportive MFL Faculty and you will be required to teach both Spanish and French across the full age and ability range within both Key Stage 3 and 4 including GCSE level, with the ability, drive and commitment to maintain and improve the current success rate.

You should:  

• Be passionate about your subject; 

• Be supportive of the faculty drive to enable all students to achieve their full potential; 

• Possess the ability to inspire, challenge and motivate students to behave and to be the best they can be;

• Have high expectations;

• Be a “Good” or “Outstanding” practitioner; or the potential and willingness to become one;

• Be a good team player, also be pro-active and have the ability to act on your own initiative; 

• Be a good communicator;

• Play an active role within the school and the wider community;  

NQT’s are welcome to apply.  Applications from teachers wishing to work part time will be considered.  In return, we will support you to further your professional development.  

Please visit our website http://www.thebarlowrchigh.co.uk for an application pack. Completed applications should be returned to hr@thebarlowrchigh.co.uk quoting the post title and your name in the subject line. Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 8.00 am 22nd February 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 27th February 2019

Our School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff to share their commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for all successful applicants.

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More about The Barlow RC High School & Specialist Science College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Parrs Wood Road, East Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 6BX, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 161 445 8053
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The Barlow RC High School is a high performing Catholic secondary school, with over 850 pupils on roll. Our staff and student relationships are excellent and the school has made significant improvements over recent years. This was recognised in our l...