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Foreign Language Assistant (German)

The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form CollegeSwindon

Salary Grade: RIDNJC D9
Salary Band:
£20,903 FTE per annum
Actual Salary:
£10.83 p/h (plus 12% casual enhancement)
The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College
Contract Type:
Term Time
Contract Term:
Closing Date:
Sunday 19th September 2021
Interview Date:
Wednesday 22nd September 2021
Various, up to 6 per week
October 2021

About the Opportunity:

We wish to recruit an outstanding Foreign Language Assistant with German to join our dedicated team and contribute to ensuring our school continues to flourish.

We require a resourceful, enthusiastic and self-motivated FLA. The candidate should ideally have experience of working in a school environment supporting classes with an enthusiasm for improving students learning. We would like someone with a tolerant and compassionate nature and sense of humour which would be an asset and the ability to work co-operatively within a team setting is also essential.

This school has a strong academic reputation that has gone from strength to strength and shows the hard efforts of staff and pupils. This is an excellent opportunity to work in partnership with the teaching staff in the school and staff from other schools that make up The White Horse Federation. The Ridgeway School is passionate and committed to ensuring that our curriculum is engaging and inspiring, with high levels of creativity and innovation in our teaching and learning. 

The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College is committed to ‘inspiring learners for their future’. We are an ambitious 11-18 school with 1660 students, 230 of which are Sixth Form. 

Our ideal candidate will be:

Able to improve pupils' communication skills (in particular oral skills) and develop their knowledge of a different society and culture;

An excellent Foreign Language Assistant who loves working with students and helping to inspire them to achieve high standards and realise their potential;

A great team player who can work successfully in collaboration with others and contribute towards the school ethos and its school improvement activities;

Able to plan activities and lessons and produce resources to enable students to improve their language skill

Someone who enjoys the challenge and can bring the vision, passion and drive to raise standards in all aspects of school life;

Be fully committed to working collaboratively with the wider school community and across the federation;

Able to make a significant contribution to the wider life of our School;

Have experience of working with students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties; and be fully aware of the key elements of nurture provision.

Able to positively promote inclusion and have high expectations for all students.

We can offer you:

An attractive working environment with excellent facilities and supportive families

A committed, hardworking and supportive team

100% focus on improving outcomes for the students in our school

Well-resourced classrooms

A group of students with a passion for learning

More information about the school can be found on our website


We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

Car Purchase scheme (P)

Perkz discounts (P&T)

Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)

Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)

Childcare vouchers (P&T)

Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)

Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

Why Work With Us:

The White Horse Federation

The WHF is a Multi-Academy Trust which supports Primary, Secondary and Special schools in the south of England. At its heart is a belief that we want to develop the type of schools that we would be proud to send our own children to. We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence blended with a shared moral purpose and shared values but also with an awful lot of fun and happiness in our schools. We genuinely believe in partnership working with our schools, the pupils and their parents and the wider community each serves to create the best possible outcomes for our children.

We also believe that our colleagues are among the finest in the country and we are proud to empower them through support, training and career opportunities. With such outstanding staff we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.

TWHF has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS. The Trust values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

TWHF recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. TWHF values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, TWHF welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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