Lawrence Sheriff School is an outstanding boys’ grammar school of approximately 1000 students, over 300 of whom are in the sixth form. When inspected by Ofsted in 2007 the school was judged outstanding in all 42 categories. In April 2012, Lawrence Sheriff became a National Teaching School. As a result, we now play a significant role in the development of initial teacher training and continuous professional development across the region.
We believe that much of our success - including our consistently high Ofsted grading and our high rankings in DFE performance tables - can be directly linked to our emphasis upon LSS being a happy place to work for both pupils and staff. The 2013 Ofsted report goes on to say that ‘the school is a harmonious community where students with different needs can thrive; achieve highly in their academic work and enjoy a wide range of enrichment opportunities.’ These comments sum up the distinctive ethos and values of the school.
The MFL department is one of the most popular departments in the school, with all students currently taking an MFL in either French or German at GCSE and a large number of students taking both subjects in the sixth form.
In addition to these two languages, we have recently introduced Spanish into the curriculum, initially between Year 8 and 11 with a view to offering it at KS5 in the long term.
We are looking to appoint a highly qualified teacher of French and German. The ideal candidate should be able to teach both French & German to KS4. They will demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for learning and will be able to inspire and convince our boys of the relevance of the MFL curriculum.
The appointed candidate will have the opportunity to play a key role in helping promote and enable students to become effective, enthusiastic and independent learners.