Teacher of Mandarin, East Sussex

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Tes Schools RecruitmentEast Sussex

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Tes is seeking an exceptional Teacher of Mandarin to join an outstanding independent school in East Sussex. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join an remarkable co-educational day and boarding school. The school is located in the picturesque East Sussex countryside, just half an hour away from the exciting city of Brighton, and enjoys a friendly campus, state-of-the art facilities, and a comprehensive range of benefits and career progression opportunities. 

The school revels in its youth and throughout its existence, the school has always sought to look forwards, to approach education with energy and imagination. In this mission it has been hugely successful as its academic performance has seen constant improvement, at all levels, for the past decade.

18% of its pupils come from international backgrounds, so the teaching and use of modern languages sits at the heart of the school. The faculty delivers the teaching of French, Spanish, German and Mandarin to non-native speakers within the curriculum, as well as preparing native speakers for exams in their mother tongue as a co-curricular option. The language classrooms are housed together, and are well-resourced with audio facilities, interactive whiteboards and a set of iPads, and separate IT rooms are regularly used for whole-class ICT lessons.

The new Teacher of Mandarin will be solely responsible for the delivery of the Mandarin curriculum in First Year (Year 9), at GCSE and at Pre-U, as well as preparing native speakers of Mandarin and Cantonese for the A Level Chinese exam, using the Edexcel examination board. The successful applicant will therefore need a very high degree of proficiency in Mandarin and knowledge of Cantonese, as well as a full understanding of the British examination system.

"The successful candidate will be a very strong linguist and an outstanding teacher. They will be passionate in their approach to the teaching of Mandarin, and determined to achieve the very best results. Alongside the obvious measures of success, such as exam performance, university applications and pupil feedback, we will be looking to the new teacher of Mandarin to inculcate a very real sense of wonder and excitement in their students, and to be massively demanding of them. In addition, we have high expectations that the right candidate will be hungry to develop the subject within the Faculty. The post would suit an experienced colleague or a newly qualified teacher who at interview is able to demonstrate that they have enormous potential to quickly become a brilliant teacher. The ability to teach another modern language or subject and to make a significant contribution to the school’s extra-curricular programme would be a distinct advantage."

The School Can Offer:

  • A competitive salary based on the generous Bede’s teacher pay scale
  • An exciting and innovative environment where you can excel in the delivery of academic excellence
  • A co-curricular programme that is the envy of many
  • Professional development opportunities that will enable you to be the best you can be

To apply, please fill out the attached application form. If you would like to find out more information please email katie.rossiter@tes.com   REF KR 1315926

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