The core purpose of this post is to teach German from Key Stage 3, where German is offered as a first language to all students, through GCSE to A Level. The successful candidate will also be required to offer a second language, to KS4. It is expected that all staff will consistently plan and deliver outstanding lessons within the department. The position is suitable for an NQT.
The College specialises in German and also offers French, Spanish, Latin and Mandarin at Key Stage 3, GCSE and at A Level. We are looking for an innovative and forward-thinking linguist who can inspire students and contribute fully to a very active MFL team. Languages are very popular within the College.
Key responsibilities and objectives of the job
- To work within and contribute to established College and department frameworks for:
o lesson planning, delivery and evaluation
o student behaviour and care
o student assessment
- To actively contribute to the teaching of languages across all age and ability ranges
- To contribute to the development of schemes of work
- To assist in the implementation of the subject area improvement plan based upon self-evaluation
- To monitor your own quality of teaching; based on evidence, self-evaluation and development, ensuring a consistent and continuous focus on achievement and aspiration
- To demonstrate and articulate consistently high expectations of pedagogy and classroom practice to provide challenge and improvement, using data and benchmarks to monitor progress in every child’s learning and to focus teaching
- To maintain an organised and effective learning environment in the classroom and shared areas.
- Work within Performance Management procedures, in accordance with the College’s Performance Management policy.
- To remain informed of current developments in the subject area, to participate in INSET and to initiate change where appropriate
- To consistently plan and deliver good and outstanding lessons, ensuring that a variety of teaching resources are utilised
- To ensure that students’ work is marked regularly and conscientiously, in accordance with the Departmental and College marking policy
- To set and mark internal examinations and tests as required
- To demonstrate a good knowledge of a wide range of teaching methods and to implement these in the classroom
- To be fully committed to and actively contribute to the departmental and College enrichment activities programme
- To possess excellent ICT skills and use these as a tool in the teaching of languages
- To provide accurate information for parents as directed by the College and to attend parents’ evenings and other presentation meetings as directed
- A strong commitment to the central role of the form tutor (responsibility for a tutor group)
- To take responsibility for own professional development in discussion with the Head of Dept.
- Ensure that parents and students are well informed about student attainment and progress.