Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Prep School
Start date – ideally April 2018, can be negotiable
We are looking for an experienced and energetic teacher to lead our Prep School MFL department. Studying languages in the Prep School is an enriching and exciting experience. Whilst French runs as a consistent strand from Year 4 to Year 8, the Department also seeks to offer pupils a broad and varied understanding of the world of language study and cultural difference. In addition to their studies of French, pupils in Years 4 to 6 enjoy one lesson per week exploring other languages and cultures, focusing on day-to-day life, festivals and language patterns, whilst pupils in Year 7 and 8 complement their French studies with a second language of their choice from Spanish or Latin.
All lessons are delivered by specialist subject teachers who bring their knowledge and passion for the wider world to the classroom, and who plan the department’s bespoke courses based on long experience of working with this age range. Although textbook and interactive courses are used in later years to lay firm foundations for GCSE-level study, the junior courses encourage children to express themselves, use languages creatively and participate in authentic situations, whilst naturally developing their acquisition and grammar skills in a fun environment. Outside the classroom, the Department offers regular opportunities to vary the pupils’ experience, from visiting Theatre Company productions, and European Language Day challenges to an annual residential French trip in Year 6.
Salary: As per Wellingborough School Teachers pay scale
Further details and application form may be downloaded from our website
www.wellingboroughschool.org Please can interested applicants complete the application form and return it, along with a covering letter, to Karen Harrison, HR Manager, Wellingborough School, London Road, Wellingborough. NN8 2BX Applications by e-mail are welcome and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Other forms of applications will not be accepted)
Closing date for receipt of applications: 1pm, Friday 1st December 2017
Interviews will take place on Thursday 7th December 2017
Wellingborough School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post.
Wellingborough School is an Equal Opportunities employer