Head of Japanese, Kent

Closing date:

Dartford Grammar SchoolKent

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019 (or January 2020 by negotiation)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2b + LFA
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Enjoy teaching at


Roll: 1486 (596 in the sixth form)

(Boys 11-18, Girls 16-18)


required for September 2019 (or January 2020 by negotiation) 


An enthusiastic and committed teacher to lead an important department in a school offering excellence within the state sector.  In September 2018 the school became a Hub of Excellence in MFL Pedagogy, a new government initiative to raise standards and interest in languages, working as one of nine lead schools in the country.

All students study two Modern Foreign Languages to GCSE standard and all sixth form students study a Modern Foreign Language as part of their post 16 studies.  Japanese is offered to 90 Year 7 students on entry and the school operates an exciting and innovative Japanese Excellence Programme.  A willingness to be involved in the extensive programme of exchanges is required.  

This post offers exceptional opportunities to an outstanding teacher seeking additional responsibilities with significant amounts of Sixth Form MFL teaching in a school with an international reputation for MFL.  

Dartford Grammar School is one of the highest performing schools nationally at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5, with excellent facilities designated as ’outstandingly successful’ in successive national and international inspections.  The ability to teach Japanese up to KS5 is essential.  Teaching another subject up to KS4 (not necessarily a second language) and a willingness to be an active participant in the extra-curricular life of the school would be an advantage.

We are keen to hear from you if you are:

• an excellent classroom practitioner

• committed to raising achievement and transforming learning

• well-organised, conscientious and able to work effectively as part of a team

Interview date to be confirmed 

(The school may interview early in the case of an exceptional candidate)

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More about Dartford Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: West Hill, Dartford, Kent, DA1 2HW, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1322 223039
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