Head of French, Birmingham

Closing date:Expiring soon

King Edward's SchoolBirmingham

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary scale is significantly above the state sector.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

King Edward’s School is seeking a permanent, full-time, well-qualified candidate to teach French across the full age range from 1 September 2020.

This is a newly-created position which will offer the successful candidate considerable scope to shape the future of French teaching at King Edward’s. He or she will be a fluent French speaker with a good degree in the language, ideally supported by the ability to teach a second language up to at least IGCSE. A track record of engaging, innovative and rigorous teaching, first-rate administrative skills and the flexibility to work comfortably in a team are the foremost requirements. We expect to appoint someone with the imagination and flair to embrace and promote new ideas within a lively, collaborative department, leading by example and helping to sustain not only our excellent examination results but the enjoyment of language learning which we endeavour to instill in all our pupils. 

King Edward’s is one of the most interesting, diverse and intellectually ambitious independent schools in the country, situated in a green ‘oasis’ close to the heart of England’s second city; both the School and the city are at an exciting stage of development. 

The school teaches IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (although IB experience is not essential for this post), and the salary scale is significantly above the state sector. 

How to apply

To apply for this role, forward a completed application form (available for download at https://kes.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/), a CV and a covering letter addressed to the Chief Master by email to: recruitment@kes.org.uk.

The deadline for applications is midday on 24 January 2020.

Interviews will take place on or around Tuesday 28 January to Thursday 30 January 2020.

If you have any queries about the role or would like to discuss it in more detail, please contact David Ash, Head of Modern Languages (dja@kes.org.uk) or Jo Ollier, Acting HR Manager (recruitment@kes.org.uk). 

King Edward's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. A copy of the School’s Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy is available on the School website.

More about King Edward's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2UA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 121 472 1672
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King Edward’s School is an independent boys’ secondary school with sixth form, located in Edgbaston, Birmingham. There are approximately 850 pupils aged 11-18. The school shares its site with King Edward VI High School for Girls – the schools are sep...