Modern Foreign Languages Coordinator - Spanish Specialist, Purley, Surrey

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The John Fisher SchoolPurley, Surrey
Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018 (or sooner if possible)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers Main Scale including Outer London Weighting/UPS + TLR Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No



Tel: 020 8660 4555 

Fax: 020 8763 1837


London Borough of Sutton

Students on roll: 1067

Sixth Form: 225


Required from 1st September 2018 or sooner if possible

TLR 2b (£4439)

Our Mission is to “Aspire for Academic, Cultural & Sporting Excellence”

SSAT Double Award Winners 2015, Pupil Premium Award Winners 2016, 

National Rugby School of the Year and UNA Debating Champions 2017

We wish to appoint a full time Modern Foreign Languages Coordinator to join an outstanding department. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach Spanish at GCSE and 

A-level, be well qualified, keen and enthusiastic who will join a lively team of dedicated teachers. Applications are invited from individuals of all faiths and none, who will support the catholic ethos of our school. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a school where students enjoy learning and achieve excellent outcomes. 

Our repeatedly oversubscribed School achieved 80% 5 A*-C (4+) including Maths and English in 2017 and the Sixth Form received an ‘outstanding’ ALP’s judgement in 2016. In our previous Ofsted Section 5 inspection both ‘Behaviour & Safety’ and our Sixth Form were judged ‘outstanding’. In our most recent monitoring visit (January 2018) Ofsted stated that the ‘…steady and reassuring approach ensures the strong commitment of staff…’ and ‘the teachers are welcoming and friendly, and it creates an atmosphere where you belong …’

In MFL we achieve consistently outstanding results – in June 2017, 73% achieved A*-C in GCSE Spanish and 89% A*-C in French with 33% achieving A-A* along with 40% A-B at A Level MFL. The MFL Department currently has four dedicated teaching rooms all equipped with interactive white boards. 

We offer:

  • A strong feedback culture and established rich programme of mentoring and training.
  • A supportive environment in which your enthusiasm will be nurtured and talents valued.
  • A commitment to your professional development, leadership training and career management.
  • The chance to network with outstanding practitioners as part of the ‘Partners in      Excellence’ programme.
  • Free access to our on-site gymnasium.
  • Residential experiences available to Austria, Spain, Belgium, France, South Africa,      Borneo and USA.

Please contact Janet Rigby, Office Manager on to arrange a visit or an informal discussion. 

Application forms and job details are available by downloading via the website on where further information on the school and department may be found.  Completed application forms should be sent with a covering letter to Mrs Rigby by the closing date: noon on Monday, 26th February 2018.  Interviews will be held week commencing 5th March 2018.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality of opportunity. An enhanced DBS will be required. 

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More about The John Fisher School
Address: Peaks Hill, Purley, Surrey, CR8 3YP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6604555