German Language Assistant, Sonning-on-Thames

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Reading Blue Coat SchoolSonning-on-Thames

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Start date: Required for September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract term: Permanent

An Independent Day School for Boys with a Co-Educational Sixth Form

Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat School is a leading independent day school of 490 boys aged 11 – 16, with a further 270 students in the co-educational Sixth Form. The School is located on a beautiful 46 acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading, overlooking the river Thames.

The School employs over 160 staff and offers a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise their full intellectual, physical and creative potential.

An enthusiastic German speaker with a flair for teaching is required from September 2018 to support our Modern Languages department. The primary role is to support Sixth Form, Year 11 and Year 9 with pronunciation, general conversation, aspects of the German language culture, reinforcement of topics seen in class and preparation for oral exams. This is a part-time, term time only position. 

Candidates should be a German speaker (fluent speaker level) with a good command of the English language as well. Previous experience of teaching or tutoring in the German language and a thorough understanding of the curriculum are advantageous but not essential. A German language degree is also desirable.

Excellent communication skills are required with the ability to establish rapport with students, parents and colleagues. A commitment to the ethos of the School and its pastoral approach is essential.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications and experience. 

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website: or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813 email:

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 29 May 2018.

Interviews will be held during the week of 11 June 2018.

Applications must be submitted by email with a letter of application and including your CV or School application form to

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced criminal records check.

Registered charity number 1087839 • No agencies, please •

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More about Reading Blue Coat School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Holme Park, Sonning-on-thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6SU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 9441005
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