Teacher of Mandarin, East Sussex

Closing date:

St Catherine's CollegeEast Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020, or possibly earlier.
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: £23,719.00 - £39,406.00
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are St Catherine's College, preparing students to stand shoulder to shoulder with their peers, locally, nationally and globally.

Staff and students are proud of our college.  We have talented and highly motivated students and staff.  Our staff team work tirelessly to ensure that teaching is the best it can be and everyone has a role to play in this.  We support each other and there is an open, friendly and collegiate atmosphere within our staff team.

We are an Investors in People Gold Award School, which means that we invest heavily and value the development of all our staff.

MFL offers a well established French and Spanish curriculum and we are one of the only state schools in East Sussex that teaches Mandarin Chinese to GCSE.

We are a Confucius Classroom School which means a strong link is built with Goldsmith's University London.

We have a vacancy for a Teacher of Mandarin.  This can either be a full time or part time post.  Required for January 2020 or earlier if a teacher is able to be released from their current school prior to this date.  You may have noticed that we have recently advertised for a Teacher of Mandarin that can also teach French.  We are re-advertising and would be happy to accept applications for a Teacher of Mandarin who can't offer a second language.  You must be a QTS qualified teacher with right to work in the UK and experience of teaching Mandarin to GCSE in a secondary school.

Our MFL department supports its students and staff by investing in smaller class sizes, language assistants, technology and plentiful online learning platform subscriptions.

We run regular school trips, for example to China; welcome exchange groups from Peru and have MFL activities such as singing competitions and international bake off.  We believe an innovative and immersive curriculum will spark our pupil's passion and truly engage their MFL learning.

As mentioned, we host the Confucius classroom to promote Mandarin language and Chinese culture through The Goldsmiths Confucius Institute.  This provides a long term Mandarin learning support to our college as well as a sponsored Chinese teacher and resources.  It offers a positive dimension to all curriculum areas and helps raise student's aspirations and attainment, preparing them for working and living in an increasingly competitive global economy.

We know it's a competitive market and are proud of what we can offer:

Excellent career development opportunities

A geographical location, being situated near Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne's award winning Marina.  It is part of several miles of beautiful coastline, including the South Downs National Park, the white cliffs of Beachy Head and 1066 country.

A friendly, supportive and caring staff team

CPD, starts immediately upon employment

A fabulous staff room with complimentary tea and coffee

A cafe that serves at breakfast, break and lunch using freshly sourced ingredients

Teachers Pension Scheme

Free flu vaccine

Banked cover system promoting work / life balance

Highly visible supportive senior leaders

Same day centralised detentions

Great Students - you can make a massive difference to them

Did you know that buying a house in East Sussex can be cheaper than in many other counties in the UK.

Completed application forms and letters of application should be sent directly to the college addressed to Mrs S Windsor, Head of Personnel, SWindsor@stcatherines.college, and arrive by no later that noon on Friday 6 September 2019.




More about St Catherine's College
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Priory Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 7BL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1323 465400
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We are St Catherine's College. We are a Church of England Academy that has children at the heart of everything we do.

Our smart, well behaved pupils are happy and proud of their school. We are a high achieving school with children who are well prepare...