Teacher of Modern Languages (French) Maternity Cover, South Ayrshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Wellington SchoolSouth Ayrshire

Date posted:
Start date: Mid-November
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking to appoint a temporary teacher of French to join the thriving and highly successful Languages Department in this co-educational, 3 – 18 school. This is a maternity cover and the post becomes available mid-November.

This is a post for a well-qualified, enthusiastic and inspiring teacher who, ideally, is able to teach French up to Advanced Higher level. He or she will be a fluent and accurate speaker of the language who demonstrates a genuine love of the subject, enthusiasm for teaching it and an imaginative, creative and energetic approach to helping pupils to share that enjoyment. Pupils have the opportunity to choose from three modern languages – French, German and Spanish – and the uptake at all levels is strong. The ability also to teach some Spanish would be advantageous.

Wellington School has been granted ‘International School’ status by the British Council and pupils participate in a very wide range of overseas projects and exchanges. Pupils studying French benefit from a very well established exchange partnership with the Institut Saint-Dominique in Mortefontaine, north of Paris.  A Spanish exchange partnership has also been set up more recently with a school in Torre Pacheco, Murcia.

The successful candidate will:

· be an innovative and inspiring classroom practitioner

· have the ability to work as part of a team

· have the highest expectations of achievement

· have exemplary interpersonal and organisational skills

· have a passion for language and literature

· have experience of teaching to Higher and Advanced Higher level

· be interested in developing the use of ICT in teaching and learning

· have a positive and enthusiastic approach

Wellington School is the only independent school in Ayrshire and the school roll is currently in the region of 520 (Nursery – S6). Year groups in the Senior School typically consist of approximately 50 pupils and most remain in the school until the end of S6. The majority of pupils study 8 National 5 courses in S3/S4, before going on to take 5 Higher courses in S5. Pupils in S6 choose from the wide range of Advanced Higher and Higher courses available and almost all proceed to university. 

In addition to its curricular provision, Wellington also offers a rich array of other activities and a willingness to participate fully in the life of the school will be expected. The successful candidate will be expected to take an active part in our French and Spanish exchanges and visits.

The salary for this post will be in accordance with SNJCT scales, together with a small Wellington enhancement.

The position is full-time, temporary and is available from mid-November.

Applicants must either be registered with GTC Scotland, or eligible for registration. All teaching appointments are subject to clearance through the Disclosure Scotland Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme. 

Applicants should complete the school’s Job Application Form and provide a covering letter, both of which should be sent by email to vacancies@wellingtonschool.org. A CV is optional and may also be included.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 26 September.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Carleton Turrets, Craigweil Road, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA7 2XH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1292 269321
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