St Joseph’s Catholic High School is a popular school, situated in an area of outstanding beauty on the fringes of the Western Lake District. This area provides a lovely place to live and work and provides unique extra–curricular opportunities for our students. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher of Spanish and French to join our modern foreign languages department.
The position will be suitable for either a newly qualified or a more experienced teacher. The successful candidate will be expected to teach KS3 and KS4 Spanish as well as some KS3 French. You should be an enthusiastic, passionate teacher of Spanish and French, who is committed to the highest standards for our students.
The post holder will join a successful area of the school curriculum which is led by an experienced and capable Head of Department/Faculty Leader. We have a very well-resourced department and you will be based in a teaching room equipped with an interactive board.
All of our Year 7 and 8 students study French. In addition, Spanish is introduced in Year 8 to students in Sets 1 and 2. Healthy numbers opt for GCSE French and Spanish at the end of Year 8 and we have a 3-year KS4 which allows us the time to thoroughly prepare our students for GCSE. You will be solely responsible for the successful delivery of the Spanish GCSE course. The department currently offers the AQA Spanish GCSE course.
The extra-curricular activities for the language department include students from Year 7 visiting France for a few nights each year. Key stage 4 students have had an opportunity to go on a joint language/business trip to either Paris or Barcelona.
St Joseph’s is a Good school. We offer a very supportive staff community. We have dedicated CPD and/or department time on a weekly basis. We ensure dedicated planning and preparation time by allocating more than the 10% normally afforded to staff.
Our students are well behaved and well-mannered and the school’s progress is improving at a fast rate.
The person appointed will have:
• A commitment to the Catholic ethos of the school
• High standards and expectations
• Highly developed inter personal skills
• A commitment to teamwork
• A positive outlook
If you would like more information about this post or wish to visit our school, please telephone Sybil Worsley, Business Manager on 01900 873290. Applications to be returned to Julie Gaffney at the school address. Miss Kennedy, our Headteacher is available to talk to prospective candidates.
Closing date: noon on 21st March 2018
Interviews: Monday 26th March 2018
The school is committed to safer recruitment procedures and all applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS. This is not an equal opportunities school.