Head of Mandarin, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

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Hockerill Anglo-European CollegeBishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The successful candidate should have a real passion for Mandarin and the Chinese culture and wish to excel in an international environment. You are an outstanding linguist with the ability to teach throughout the ability range up to near native standard whilst possessing superb interpersonal skills.

You will be expected to maintain the highest standards of teaching and learning whilst leading the continued successful development of the Mandarin department including the well-established and outstanding visit to China.

This is a school where languages are loved and cherished by the whole community. The Mandarin department is the youngest in a large MFL Faculty, which achieves outstanding examination results. An unparalleled programme of exchanges and visits is an important part of our immersive target language culture, with students reaching a high level of linguistic competence at an early stage. Students in Year 7 choose either French or German. In Year 8 students begin a second Language choosing from French/German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish. Students study two foreign languages to GCSE level. All students study a modern foreign language in the Sixth Form where we offer an IB Diploma Mandarin language acquisition courses.

Hockerill is currently ranked the Top UK Partially Selective Comprehensive school in the Sunday Times Parent Power table, based on our IB and GCSE performance in 2017. This summer, our Year 13 students gained an average point score of 36 points, while 21% achieved 40 points or above, placing them in the top 5% globally and equating to 4A* at A Level. Our GCSE results are also consistently high with its best ever results in 2017 when 58% of students achieved A*-A/9-7. Hockerill also performs very strongly in Progress 8 scores.

The College is situated in Bishop’s Stortford within the beautiful landscaped grounds of a former teacher training college and is within 30 minutes of both London and Cambridge. We have a roll of 837 students, both day and boarding, including a sixth form of 220 students. Hockerill has topped the state school Sixth Form league tables for the past three years. 

To apply please complete the application form and return to: 

Ms C Yates, Hockerill Anglo European College, Dunmow Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 5HX.

Email: yatesc@hockerill.com Telephone: +44 (0) 1279 658 451

The application pack and job description can be downloaded from our website: http://www.hockerill.com/34/vacancies 

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Tuesday 17th April 2018

Hockerill Anglo-European College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Dunmow Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 5HX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1279 658451
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Hockerill Anglo-European College is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form and boarding situated in Bishops Storford, Hertfordshire. There are approximately 754 students at the school between the ages of 11-18.&nb...