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Head of German

The Godolphin and Latymer SchoolHammersmith and Fulham

Head of German


Full time

For 1 September 2022

The Godolphin and Latymer School is one of the country’s leading independent day schools for girls, located on a six acre site in Hammersmith, London.  The School’s facilities are excellent, making it an exciting place to learn and work.  The students at Godolphin and Latymer receive unrivalled academic and pastoral support and outstanding examination results are achieved.

Both curricular languages and extra-curricular activities are highly popular within the large Modern Foreign Languages faculty.  The students are talented linguists and there is a strong focus on skills development and independent learning.  All members of the faculty contribute to the thriving extra-curricular programme at the school.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate, well-qualified and ambitious teacher or current head of department to join the school on a permanent and full time basis from 1 September 2022 to lead our thriving German department.

An inspirational teacher and leader, the key responsibilities of this role will include the provision of effective teaching and learning, the monitoring and evaluation of pupils’ work and achievements and to ensure that the department has the leadership and support necessary to build on its already excellent standards.  The post-holder will lead a team of two.  The ability to teach up to A Level and the IB Diploma Programme is essential.  The ability to teach an additional language could prove advantageous.

The salary will be commensurate with the post and will depend upon qualifications and experience.

Accommodation may be available for new staff in a local six-unit property.

For further information about our school and this role, please visit  Fully completed application forms should be returned to by noon on the closing date.  Please note that applications must be made on the school’s application form.  Neither CVs nor late applications will be accepted.

The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 5 January 2022.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 10 January 2022.

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 and responsibility.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All staff working in the School during the school day will have contact with children and will therefore be in regulated activity.  As a teaching member of staff you will be working directly with, and be responsible for, the children that you teach. You are also likely to have contact with other pupils on a regular basis which may include specific pastoral or other responsibilities for pupils whom you do not teach.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

The Charity called The Godolphin and Latymer School (charity registration number 312699) is administered by The Godolphin and Latymer School Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee (Company number 3598439).

THE GODOLPHIN AND LATYMER SCHOOL, Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0PG.

HMC/GSA 800 girls, 11-18 (220 in the Sixth Form). 

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