French & Spanish Teacher, New Barnet, Greater London

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Jewish Community Secondary SchoolNew Barnet, Greater London

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Start date: April start, or September if preferred
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: MPS Additional responsibility allowances may be available for suitably qualified and experienced candidates
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Part time (0.6)

The ideal candidate will be able to teach at least one of these languages to Key Stage 4; the ability to teach Spanish to Key Stage 5 is an advantage but is not essential.  

Salary: MPS Additional responsibility allowances may be available for suitably qualified and experienced candidates 

Required for April start, or September if preferred

Closing Date: 9am Friday 25 January

Interviews: Wednesday 30 January but we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

Our Vision: JCoSS is an academic, aspirational learning community, known and respected for our pioneering spirit, our humanity and our excellent outcomes. 

Our Ethos: If you think you know what working in a Jewish school might be like, be ready to think again.  Our outward-looking and pluralist Jewish ethos combines an embrace of open-minded values with a deep love of the varied riches of Jewish tradition.  The staff and leadership team includes different faiths, and none, at all levels, and the school has a culture of purposeful good humour and humanity. We are a faith school like no other.

Our Results: We have a track record of excellent academic results.  Our 2018 figures were typical: over 40% of GCSE grades were at Grade 7 (A) or higher, and well over a quarter of our students achieved 8 Grade 7/A grades or better.  We have averaged +0.4 for Progress 8 in the three years to date, and have been an SSAT Top 10% school for achievement and progress for the last two years.  At A level (also typical) 67% of grades were at B grade or better, and 80% of vocational outcomes were at Distinction or better.  We secure Oxbridge, Medicine and Vet Science places each year, with the great majority of students going to Russell Group or Top 25 Universities.  We have consistently achieved a ALPS Grade 2 at KS5 and Grade 2/3 at KS4.

Staff Benefits: We appoint on potential as well as experience, and we are committed to supporting staff development.  Several non-teaching colleagues have trained with us as teachers; our rich CPL programme includes full induction for new teaching staff including NQTs, NPQH/SL/ML programmes, and financial support for MA courses, Action Research projects and many other opportunities.  Additional responsibilities are always considered for suitable candidates and we offer NQTs employment for the last few weeks of the summer term.  Our admissions policy includes priority places for the children of all staff*.

* (Children, Jewish and non-Jewish, of JCoSS staff who have a permanent contract of employment and have completed two years of service on the last day of the summer term of the academic year prior to application)

Our Location & Community: The school is in beautiful new £48m buildings overlooking the Green Belt.  It is easily accessible from Northern, Piccadilly and Overground rail links and buses run past the entrance.  We attract students from eloquent and supportive communities across North London and Hertfordshire. We are planning an expansion in response to over-subscription.

This Role: We are seeking an excellent teacher who is able to teach both French and Spanish to Key Stage 3 and at least one of these languages to Key Stage 4. The ability to teach Spanish to Key Stage 5 is an advantage but is not essential. 

Students at JCoSS enjoy learning languages, with over 20% of the grades in French, and over 10% in Spanish, at Grade 9 in 2018. The languages taught at JCoSS are Hebrew, French, Spanish and Latin: all students learn French and Hebrew in Year 7 and have the option to swap one of those for Spanish or Latin in Year 8. The Faculty is supported by language assistants for French, Hebrew and Spanish.

The ideal candidate will have proven successful experience of teaching across the full ability range in all Key Stages, and be able to stretch and challenge very bright learners. We are looking for a resilient team player who is a motivated self-starter with creative and engaging lesson ideas.  

JCoSS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance.   

For information, including an application pack, please click 'quick apply' or to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact Lara Samuels on recruitment@jcoss.barnet.sch.uk or 020 8344 2220  

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email and only shortlisted candidates may receive feedback.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Jewish
Address: Castlewood Road, New Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 9GE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8344 2220
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Our Vision: JCoSS is an academic, aspirational learning community, known and respected for our pioneering spirit, our humanity and our excellent outcomes.    

Our Ethos: If you think you know what working in a Jewish school might be li...