Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages, West Sussex

Closing date:

The Weald Community School and Sixth FormWest Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Teachers Main Pay Range/Upper Pay Range
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, well-qualified, talented and committed teacher of MFL to join the department from September 2020, ideally on a full time, permanent basis, but part time applications will also be considered. The successful candidate will be able to teach German to KS5 and ideally to teach Spanish or French to at least KS3.

The Weald is an outstanding, high achieving, popular and oversubscribed 11 – 18 comprehensive school, situated in the heart of the West Sussex countryside, 10 minutes from Horsham, 35 minutes from Guildford and Brighton, and an hour by train to London. The school has an excellent record of academic and pastoral achievement and we pride ourselves in creating a caring and respectful ethos where every child is important. The school was judged to be “Outstanding in all areas” by Ofsted. Our three year rolling average Progress 8 results places us in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and hard-working teacher who meets the criteria below.

  • A well-qualified teacher of MFL who can inspire and engage young people (QTS is essential).
  • The ability to teach German up to A Level.
  • The ability to also teach either French or Spanish to KS3 is desirable.
  • A commitment to high standards of achievement with a proven track record of excellent results.
  • The ability to motivate students and an innovative approach to classroom practice.
  • A collaborative approach to teamwork, including willingness to contribute to departmental schemes of work and the spreading of good practice.
  • Excellent organisational and IT skills.
  • A passion for excellence and for the subject.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to be a form tutor, including the delivery of PSHE.

We welcome applications from experienced teachers and NQTs.

We offer you:

  • A positive and innovative learning culture supported by staff, parents and governors.
  • Enthusiastic students who are willing to learn and behave well in lessons and around the school.
  • A professional, hardworking and supportive team of staff who are committed to raising student achievement even further.

An application pack may be downloaded from our website www.theweald.org.uk Please note that an application form must be completed for this post and should be returned to jobs@theweald.org.uk 

Closing date: 10am, Monday 24 February 2020.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

More about The Weald Community School and Sixth Form
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Station Road, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9RY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1403 787200
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“This is an outstanding school” (Ofsted 2013)

The Weald School is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive with around 1,700 students. This includes a thriving Sixth Form of about 320 students. Our students are at the heart of all that we do. The Weald is a warm...