The split of the post is broadly 0.5 (Year 4 form teacher) and 0.23 (Mandarin teacher). The successful candidate will work alongside the Deputy Head (curriculum) with Year 4, sharing the teaching but taking the lead as form teacher.
At Lady Barn children are taught Modern Foreign Languages as a discrete curriculum subject from Reception to Year 6. From September 2018, it is planned that Reception will learn Spanish, German, Italian or another European language (taught by the French teacher). Pupils will then learn Mandarin from Year 1 to Year 3. They will then learn French from Year 4 to Year 6 in preparation for the annual 4-day visit to France in Year 6.
MFL is taught in a classroom dedicated to the subject in the Langlands building. The emphasis is on pupils acquiring an appreciation of a broad range of modern foreign languages and cultures and on developing oral proficiency and confidence, with some scope for developing reading and writing skills too.
The post offered is that of Mandarin/Form teacher from 1 September 2018. The post is expected to be 0.73 FTE, the precise amount to be agreed with the successful applicant.
Lady Barn House School has its own pay scale which is a little higher than what is generally offered in the state sector. Children of staff attending the school receive a discount on fees. The school makes the normal contributions to the national Teachers Pension Scheme. Colleagues who do not wish to contribute to this are able to opt out. There will be a probationary period of one year from September 2018.
Applications should include:
¨ A completed application form (CVs are not an acceptable alternative) including the names, addresses, e-mail and telephone numbers of two (and preferably three) professional referees, one of which must be your current employer.
¨ The application form includes the opportunity for you to set out the reasons why you are applying for the post and what you have to offer is. This can EITHER be completed on the form OR in a separate letter.
Applications should be addressed to the Head, Mr Turner, and sent to Lady Barn House School, Schools Hill, Cheadle, SK8 1JE. Email applications may be sent to the email address provided within the Post Information.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 20 March 2018 at 10am. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Thursday 22 March 2018.
(We remind you that postage is now partly based on the size of an envelope. Insufficient postage is likely to delay delivery to us which might mean you miss the deadline.)
The appointment will be subject to satisfactory medical checks and confirmation of academic qualifications. The post will be confirmed on receipt of all references and of a satisfactory outcome from an enhanced DBS check.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect that all aspects of staff and volunteers to share this commitment.