Teacher of Russian (& French)

City of London SchoolLondon

An outstanding Teacher of Russian is required for September 2021. The Department is very successful, and the School has a long-standing record of high academic achievement (92.5% of A Level and Pre-U entries gained A* to B/D1-M1 grades in 2019). There is also much happening in terms of extra-curricular activities, and all staff are expected to be fully involved in School life. 

Modern Languages are vibrant, successful and flourishing at CLS; Old Grammar (Y6) have a bespoke Linguistics Course, First & Second Form (Y7 & 8) all take French and Mandarin, French remains compulsory in Third Form (Y9) and pupils can also start German and/or Spanish and/or carry on with Mandarin. A Modern Language remains compulsory at GCSE with many boys taking two, three or four modern languages; Russia is an ab initio GCSE that attracts many of our brightest pupils and there is outstanding Oxbridge success from the Sixth Form Russian pupils.

There is a rich supra-curricular programme as well, which is overseen by the Head of Department, including societies and trips. Large numbers of pupils go on to high-tariff universities to read Single and Joint Honours Modern Languages.

The post will involve teaching Russian at GCSE and A Level. Ideally the successful candidate would also be able to teach French up to GCSE. The post would be suitable for an NQT (we provide statutory induction) or a colleague with more experience. 

CLS was named by the Sunday Times as London Independent Secondary School of the Year 2020, and occupies fine, modern buildings near St. Paul’s Cathedral overlooking the Thames, opposite the Tate Modern. There are impressive off-site sports facilities in south east London.

Salary will be paid on the CLS scale (£34,460 to £56,510 plus two progression points to £60,250 pa 2020-2021).

City of London School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Further information about the School and a copy of the most recent ISI Inspection report are available on the school website. 

Further details and an application form are available from our website (https://www.cityoflondonschool.org.uk/about/vacancies) and applications should be emailed to the HR Department at recruitment@cityoflondonschool.org.uk

Closing date: 9am 2 February 2021.

Interviews will be held on 8 February 2021.

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