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Employer The Gryphon School
Location Dorset
Salary Teachers' Pay Scale plus TLR2.2 (£4,399)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 1 September 2017

SECOND IN MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES Start Date:  1 September 2017 Closing Date: 9.00 am on Wednesday 22 March 2017  Interviews:  It is hoped to hold the interviews in week commencing 27 March 2017 Salary: Teachers’ Pay Scales plus TLR2.2 (£4,399) Contact Details:  School Office on 01935 813122, website on or e-mail  Situated in a beautiful area of North Dorset, with easy road access to London, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and the glorious Dorset coast, The Gryphon School is a highly over-subscribed 11-18, comprehensive, Church of England school that welcomes those of all faiths and of none.  Our students come first and we encourage every student to strive for the highest possible levels of academic achievement alongside developing the personal attributes and qualities to thrive and make a positive contribution throughout life.  We also pride ourselves on our support and care for everyone and each other.  We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, experienced and dynamic individual to work closely with the new Head of Modern Foreign Languages Department. It is an opportunity to assist in building upon and extending the skills and expertise of the current team who are keen to continue to provide an exciting and innovative curriculum and learning environment.  The successful candidate will have: • a passion for teaching, learning and promoting modern foreign languages  • the ability to inspire a shared vision and direction for the Department • the ability to challenge and support our students, parents and staff • the ability to promote outstanding teaching and learning which leads to the highest levels of student achievement • the ability to develop partnerships within the school, the community and industry and to promote extra-curricular activities and competitions • excellent communication skills and the ability to celebrate and promote the importance and benefits of learning foreign languages • the ability to be a team player who will go the extra mile to support students and also laugh and enjoy the challenges of this role • to develop and implement the best ideas from around the world   The Gryphon is successful in gaining high results for its students at both GCSE and A-level. The large Sixth Form of 430 students is exceptional. Its students have an excellent record of success in gaining university entrance, including to Oxbridge and the Russell Group, and in the most challenging courses. We are a very proud school which attracts students from around North and West Dorset as well as South Somerset.   The Gryphon is a wonderful place to work and has a special atmosphere and feel. It became an academy in August 2012 to sustain the quality of our outstanding provision. You will find Sherborne to be a centre for educational excellence as a beautiful rural country town that has easy road and rail links to London, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and the glorious Dorset coast. We are an outward looking school with excellent community links as well as strong relationships with other good and outstanding schools across the South West and England.  Teaching is often outstanding. Teachers make lessons stimulating and practical. They have excellent subject knowledge. The Good School Guide described pastoral care and discipline as ‘exceptional’. Students are reflective, behave with great courtesy, and are heavily involved in working with staff to improve the school and the welfare of others. We are a comprehensive school serving a diverse community. The high quality support staff make a real difference.  Our special culture and ethos focuses on high achievement both personally and academically which comes from the tremendous work of all our staff and the great achievements of our students.   The Gryphon School values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.  The Gryphon School: A Company Limited by Guarantee • Registered in England Company Number: 08130468

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