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Job details
Employer Riverside School
Location Barking and Dagenham
Salary MPS or UPS (Inner London) £28,799 - £39,195 or £44,261 - £47,998 dependent on experience
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

Why apply to be the new Assistant Head of Spanish?

Riverside School opened in September 2012 with one Year 7 cohort of 120 students. In September 2017 we move into our new state-of the-art £45m building on the bank of the Thames with 1000 students from Year 7 to 12; we will grow to 2000 over the next 5 years. This is a great career opportunity to be part of a new and expanding school. It is a very special place to work. 

Our relentless focus is on teaching and learning while developing great teachers is our number one priority. Weekly one-to-one tailored coaching sessions, termly lesson study and generous time to plan means teachers are motivated and highly talented.  There is a real sense of passion and determination that students and staff bring to all that they do, making Riverside School a superb place both to learn and to work. 

The Spanish department offers a full and broad range of learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom; 

We are looking to appoint an innovative and enthusiastic Assistant Head of Spanish with exceptional subject knowledge and the ability to be at the forefront of KS5 teaching to join our highly successful and collaborative department. 

The successful candidate will: 

- Have a passion for Spanish which is evident in their day to day teaching.

- Be able to teach A-Level Spanish.

- Be well versed in the current changes in the Spanish GCSE specification and the implications of these on classroom teaching. 

- Show evidence of being, or having the clear potential to be, an outstanding middle leader and teacher of Spanish.

- Contribute and show commitment to our innovative and forward thinking department.

- Contribute to intervention programmes and other after-school activities.

- Play a full and active role in the life of the school.

- Be a reflective practitioner with focusses on continuous learning and development of practice.

- Want to make a real difference to the lives of all young people

In return, we can offer you:

- A cohesive team of people who believe in working collaboratively; sharing ideas and supporting each other.

- The opportunity to further develop innovative teaching and learning strategies to ensure students achieve excellence.

- Participation in lesson studies which provide an opportunity for collaborative planning and the detailed and evaluative analysis of specific pedagogical foci.

- The chance to join a growing school with further opportunities for progression as the school reaches capacity. 

- Unrivalled CPDL opportunities to further develop your skills as a classroom practitioner and to develop leadership skills as you progress.

- Purpose built and well-furnished classrooms in a brand new £45 million school. 

If you share in our commitment to achieve excellence for all, we want to hear from you. Please apply at Riverside School Vacancies. The closing date for applications is 12 noon – Friday 14th April 2017.

To find out more about our school please visit Visits to the school before application are welcomed. Please contact Headteacher: Andy Roberts, on 0208 270 6981 or email    

Location: Riverside School, Thames Road, Barking, IG11 0HZ  

Closing Date: 12 noon – Friday 14th April 2017 

Start Date: September 2017 

Salary: MPS or UPS (Inner London) £28,799 - £39,195 or £44,261 - £47,998 dependent on experience

Riverside School is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.  

About the employer

Riverside School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Barking, Greater London. It is an academy free school, joined with Riverside Primary School and special needs school Riverside Bridge. 


Information about Riverside School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Free School
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 19 years
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Locations and contacts

Thames Road
IG11 0HZ
United Kingdom