Full Time or Part Time
1 September 2017
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding candidate to become Classics Teacher at this excellent independent school. We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and well-qualified Teacher to teach Latin and Classical Civilisation in this highly successful department. The ability to teach Ancient Greek would be an advantage. Applicants should have high expectations of pupil achievement and behaviour, excellent organisational and time-management skills, and enjoy working as part of a team.
Classics is flourishing at Kent College Pembury. All pupils begin Latin in Year 7, following the Cambridge Latin Course. In Year 9, the girls are given the choice of continuing with Latin or moving to a Classical Studies course; currently just over half of the year has opted to continue with Latin. Both Latin and Classical Civilisation continue through to GCSE, and Classical Greek GCSE is offered ‘off timetable’, starting in Year 9. In recent years a small number of pupils has also continued to Greek AS and A2, achieving outstanding results. In the Sixth Form, both A Level Latin and Classical Civilisation are taught. Results have been excellent, with a high number of students going on to study Classics courses at top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. The
Classics Department currently comprises the Head of Department, one full-time and two part-time teachers. While the department does utilise an academic approach to language teaching, it also encourages learning that is pupil centred, accessible and exciting. It is envisaged that the successful applicant will fit in with this approach, displaying the ability to pass on a passion for the ancient world, while maintaining the department’s excellent results. Applicants should ideally be comfortable using the Cambridge Latin Course and be familiar with the relevant examination specifications. A willingness to extend the classroom experience by supporting trips in the UK and to Classical sites overseas would be welcomed.
Founded in Folkestone in 1886, Kent College is an independent day and boarding school for girls, with a Senior School (ages 11-18) and Preparatory School (ages 3-11) sharing the same site, facilities and some specialist staff. The school is one of a group of ten schools under the control of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust. The school has a resident Chaplain who leads the Christian worship in the school. Kent College Pembury employs over 200 people in both academic and support staff positions. Highly skilled, dedicated and passionate staff are the driving force behind our ‘Excellent’ school.
We are delighted to welcome applications from candidates who share our core values and who are able to contribute to our continued future success. We recruit staff of the highest calibre who will inspire, support and challenge the girls, and fellow colleagues, to achieve their full potential. Whatever your role, you will benefit from a being part of a large staff community with opportunities for professional development.
We believe in rewarding our staff and offer a complete range of employee benefits including:
• Reduced school fees
• Childcare voucher scheme
• Free meals during working hours
• Free eye tests
• Subsidised Flu Vaccinations
• Free onsite parking
• On-going training and development
• Use of swimming pool and fitness suite (at allocated times)
Closing date: Friday 26th May by Midday
Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below to download an application form and apply for this position or via the school website
References will be taken up prior to interview. One of the referees should normally be the applicant’s current or most recent employer. The post requires the highest level of clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Kent College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Appointees must be prepared to undergo child protection screening Child Protection and welfare are taken very seriously at Kent College, with guidelines on confidentiality and staff-pupil relationship procedures well-publicised to staff.
All gaps of employment are to be accounted for and rigorously investigated. Referees are contacted to ensure the validity of the reference. Testimonials are not acceptable in place of confidential references.