We are looking for an enthusiastic, capable and inspiring teacher to join the Modern Languages department at Colfe’s as Head of French from September 2018. The Modern Languages Department currently consists of eight teachers. We offer French, German and Spanish and all teachers are able to teach at least two of these languages to various levels.
The department is fortunate to have the support of four French, German and Spanish Assistants. In addition to the Head of Languages, who is also the Head of German, there are separate Heads of French and Spanish. All staff are motivated, well qualified and pleased to contribute to the development of a high-quality learning environment within the department and to a varied range of extra-curricular activities outside it.
The Department is well equipped – all 7 dedicated language classrooms have interactive whiteboards, one classroom contains a suite of 12 computers where timetabled ML lessons with a focus on ICT take place for all classes. We place a great emphasis on the use of ICT in lessons and colleagues contribute to a shared resources area with materials for class use. The department has its own staff office and a separate resources room.
Languages are popular and the results of the department in all three main languages are consistently very good. All pupils study Spanish in Year 7 and take up a second language in Year 8. Both languages are studied in Year 9. All three languages are offered at GCSE and AS/A-level. Take up and success rates at this level are high. Among A2 students it is common for a number to be applying to Oxford or Cambridge for Languages. The department runs a series of popular language trips to France, Germany, Austria and Spain, including study visits and work experience placements.