Teacher of French or Head of Languages, Exeter

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Exeter Cathedral SchoolExeter

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and aspirational person to the post of Teacher of French from September 2018. For the right candidate, the post of Head of Languages (Modern and Classical) may be available. 

This is a rare opportunity to join Exeter Cathedral School at an exciting time in its 900-year history, and to be part of Exeter’s oldest school as it embarks on the next stage of its development. For the right candidate, there is the potential to play a significant middle leadership role in shaping the future direction of language provision at ECS. 

A Teacher of French will be supported and appropriately-mentored by the School’s Assistant Head (the School is ISTIP-accredited and NQT induction is offered) and by the Headmaster, who is a linguist and who currently teaches a senior French class. A Head of Languages will enjoy an appropriate level of autonomy and will be supported by a dynamic and ambitious Senior Leadership Team, part of whose vision is for Exeter Cathedral School to be the school of choice for families in Exeter and beyond, and to offer a first-rate all-round educational experience to our 260 pupils. 

The School has a track record of notable academic success: in 2017 we achieved a 100% Common Entrance pass rate and 34 Scholarships were won by our Year 8 leavers to a range of leading Public/Senior Schools. The current scholarship total for 2018 is 42.

The successful candidate is likely to be an outstanding practitioner (whether new to the profession or an established teacher) with considerable skills and expertise as a linguist (French is essential), high standards, a willingness to work hard, and the ability and motivation to be the principal ambassador for French (or Languages) at this busy and purposeful co-educational 3-13 Prep School, which is proud to educate the Choristers of Exeter Cathedral. 

Please see attachments for an ‘Information for Candidates’ pack and an application form; alternatively please contact the Bursar’s Assistant, Mrs Rosie Hankin: r.hankin@exetercs.org. Information about the School can be found at www.exetercathedralschool.co.uk. Additionally, potential candidates are very welcome to book a visit to the School and/or to have an informal conversation about the post with the Headmaster. 

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 21st March 2018. Interviews for shortlisted candidates are likely to take place on Tuesday 27th March. The School reserves the right to interview and appoint at any time. 

Exeter Cathedral School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all employees to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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More about Exeter Cathedral School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: The Chantry, Palace Gate, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1392 255298
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