Teacher of Spanish

Harington SchoolRutland

Are you looking to work with ambitious, intelligent and inquisitive students? Harington boasts a national reputation of offering teachers the ability to focus on their teaching without the distractions of poor behaviour or unnecessary bureaucracy.  If you are looking to work somewhere really different, we welcome your application.

Spanish has consistently been one of the highest performing subjects at the School with an ALPS grade 3-4 for the last three years. Our teachers are passionate about the subject and staff enjoy working with motivated and hard-working students.  Outside of the classroom the team have always valued additional enrichment within the subject. This has included amongst others residential trips to Barcelona.

Applications are welcome from NQTs, who will be well supported by experienced mentors and through our teaching school alliance, or from more experienced candidates where there are exceptional opportunities for further professional development and promotion.  The successful candidate will be joining a strong and supportive team of specialist teachers who take pride in achieving the best outcomes for all students.  In addition, we offer candidates the opportunity to teach younger students at Catmose College.

Harington School is an Outstanding (Ofsted, January 2017) provider of post-16 education where students enjoy an academic curriculum housed within purpose-built accommodation. Class sizes are modest and the attitude of learners is first class. The majority of students aspire to follow a university route, with many applying to Russell Group universities. The School has a commitment to enrichment outside of the curriculum and there is a healthy sporting, musical and leadership programme.

Teachers are able to enjoy many additional benefits that come as part of working within the Federation. These include, amongst others:

  • Teachers at top of scale may receive up to a 2% pay award annually for good performance.
  • Relocation support for hard-to-recruit subjects.
  • Vast range of staff training including a funded Master’s scheme through our teaching school.
  • Primary, secondary and sixth-form teaching opportunities.
  • Staff laptops.
  • Priority admission for children of staff to the College and Primary.
  • Flexible working; part-time and a job share considered.
  • A broad range of opportunities to engage in extracurricular trips and activities.
  • A subsidised restaurant, refectory and orangery.
  • Complimentary lunch on staff training days.
  • Cycleshare scheme salary sacrifice for bike purchases.
  • Free parking.
  • Complimentary flu vaccination.
  • Holidays outside of the usual term-time pattern, including a two-week autumn break and an early summer.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and welcome applications from candidates looking for a variety of flexible working arrangements including, but not limited to part-time working and a job share.

The Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All staff are responsible for ensuring safeguarding, health and safety policies are implemented in line with Federation policy and current legislation. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For information on visiting our site during the pandemic, please visit our website: http://www.haringtonschool.com/covid/  You may also view the online Harington School prospectus here http://www.haringtonschool.com/online-prospectus/.  If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact John Harrison, Head of School, he may be contacted via email: john.harrison@haringtonschool.com.

If you are a forces veteran, we would welcome your application.


Application forms and information are available online at www.rutlandfederation.com or by emailing office@rutlandfederation.com.

  • You should write a letter of application on no more than 2 sides of A4.
  • You should complete all sections of the application form.
  • On the form clearly state the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of two professional referees; it is our usual practice to ask for references before shortlisting and always to ask for references before interviews.
  • It is a condition of employment that you have a successful DBS check made and can provide proof of identity and qualifications gained.

Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive for positions, your application is unlikely to be considered if you do not follow these requirements. CVs are not accepted.

Closing date is 12 noon on Thursday 25 February 2021.

You should send your application to Stuart Williams, Executive Principal, Huntsmans Drive, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6RP.  Applications can also be emailed to office@rutlandfederation.com.

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