Mordern Foreign Languages Teacher, West Berkshire

Closing date:

The Downs SchoolWest Berkshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main/Upper Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Modern Foreign Language Teacher

Closing Date: 29 March 2020

Proposed Start Date: September 2020

Salary: Main/Upper Pay Scale

Contract type: Full Time and Permanent

We require two teachers of Spanish, with experience of teaching both KS4 & 5.  You will also be required to teach KS3 French.  The faculty is very well resourced and languages and the international dimension of the curriculum are an integral and important part of the school. 

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • have strong, effective classroom management skills
  • contribute to the future development of the faculty
  • support and develop the strong and successful links with our partner schools in Europe 

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a successful, oversubscribed and popular school serving the Downs area of West Berkshire.  The roll is nearly 1200 with a well-established sixth form.  Results at all levels are consistently above national averages and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically’. 

The Downs School has good road links to Newbury, Reading, Didcot and Oxford – situated just 10 minutes from the A34.

More information about the post and the school can be found on our website or by contacting Mrs  N Kenyon, Personnel Manager on 01635 270000 or 

Please return your applications by 29 March 2020 to Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager at the above address or e-mail 

The Downs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the DBS and provide evidence that they have a right to work in the UK.


More about The Downs School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Compton, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 6AD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1635 270000
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About The Downs School 

The Downs School and Sixth Form is a co-educational, non-denominational school set in the heart of the West Berkshire Downs. We provide a balanced approach to the pursuit of excellence by offering an interesting, challeng...