Head of German, Dulwich, South London

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Alleyn's SchoolDulwich, South London

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Start date: 28 August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Own competitive salary scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Alleyn’s is a thriving, co-educational, HMC independent day school in Dulwich, South East London with a separate IAPS Junior School on the same 30-acre site. The School has around 1000 pupils overall, including a large and dynamic Sixth Form, the majority of whom go on to first-class universities in the UK and overseas.

We are seeking to appoint an excellent, committed, enthusiastic and dynamic teacher as Head of German for September 2018. The successful applicant will provide professional leadership and management of the Department to secure high-quality teaching, effective use of resources and the highest standards of learning and achievement for all pupils. To this end, she or he will possess excellent organisational and administrative skills, while at the same time being able to inspire pupils and staff alike.

Our MFL department currently consists of thirteen teachers including a Head of Modern Languages as well as Heads of French, Spanish and German. Many members of the department offer two languages up to GCSE or A level and being able to offer a second language to GCSE would be desirable. There are also foreign language assistants for Spanish, French and German and we currently offer clubs in Italian, Mandarin and Russian. 

Languages are popular at A Level with students going on to read Modern Languages at top universities.

We have our own competitive salary scale and accommodation may be available.


If you wish to apply, an application pack is available using the links below or on our website (www.alleyns.org.uk/vacancies). Our application form will need to be completed, together with the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, and we also require a CV and covering letter. If you have any questions or would like to discuss an application, please contact the Personnel Administrator (personnel@alleyns.org.uk, 020 8299 8009)

Alleyn’s School is an Equal Opportunities employer, and welcomes applications for all posts from appropriately qualified persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The deadline for applications is midday on Tuesday 20 February 2018.

Interviews are planned for the week commencing 26 February 2018.

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More about Alleyn's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Townley Road, Dulwich, London, SE22 8SU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 5571500
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Alleyn’s is one of the country’s leading co-educational independent day schools, committed to developing excellence within an ethos of strong pastoral care and a vibrant co-curriculum. Our holistic approach aims to nurture every pupil, enabling them ...