We require a well-qualified teacher from September 2018 for this strong and successful department to teach Spanish to A level. It would be ideal if the candidate were able to teach another language at least to KS3, although this is not essential. Applicants must have a strong academic background and an enthusiasm for the subject, which will be reflected not only in their passion for teaching, but also in their interest in assisting with extra-curricular activities related to the Faculty. The successful applicant will need to teach across the full ability range in the 11-18 section of this all-through Free School, to deliver a range of lessons which follow the current schemes of work and will be expected to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school.
French or Spanish is taken by all pupils entering QEGS in Year 7. This language is continued in Year 8 with all pupils also studying German. Classics is studied by all pupils in Year 7 with Latin beginning in the Trinity Term of Year 7 and continuing into Year 8. Key Stage 3 pupils use the Studio, Así and Na Klar courses for French, Spanish and German respectively, supplemented by bespoke materials created by members of the Faculty. All pupils take at least one foreign language (from the four languages taught) to GCSE; French, German and Spanish are equally as popular as each other. At GCSE the AQA course is followed, with the OUP coursebook being the textbook of choice. Extensive use is also made of the website-based Kerboodle subscription which pupils can access at home as well as at school. Similarly, we follow the AQA course at A level, using the OUP coursebook and the associated Kerboodle resources as a starting point for study. Pupils are encouraged to participate in our well-established trips to Berck-sur-Mer, Aachen, Cantabria and Pompeii (Years 7, 8 and 9) while older pupils are invited to participate on trips to Paris and Berlin. Trips to Spain for older pupils are under discussion. In the recent past some Sixth Form students have undertaken work experience abroad. The Faculty is situated in the Queen’s Wing in the heart of the School and makes good use of the Sanako language software in the Language Laboratory. It would be desirable, therefore, if respective applicants were not only highly proficient in the language and as teaching practitioners, but were also computer-literate and keen to exploit this software to enhance the pupils’ learning.
The preferred candidate will have an aptitude to motivate and stretch students of all abilities, and have good communication skills.
QEGS has its own pay scale and salary will be set according to qualifications and experience.
Applicants must have a good, relevant degree and have, or be in the process of completing, a PGCE. Applications are accepted from NQTs.
An application form and further details should be downloaded from www.qegsblackburn.com. Applications, including a letter and curriculum vitae, together with names, postal and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of two referees must be received by 12.00 noon Friday 20th April 2018.
Blackburn offers easy access to the major conurbations of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds as well as to stunningly beautiful countryside.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS and Prohibition List check.