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Teacher of Spanish

Dame Alice Owen's SchoolHertfordshire

The governors of this highly successful, partially selective, mixed school invite applications for the post of Teacher of Spanish. We seek a highly motivated and energetic candidate to join our very successful and very well resourced Modern Languages department as part of a team of 12 specialist language teachers (teaching French, German and Spanish) and 3 language assistants. The vast majority of students are expected to take a language at GCSE and Spanish is a very popular option. You will also need to be able to teach students up to and including A level.

In 2019, 96% of all students secured five or more A*-Cs at GCSE, and 84% of A level entries were graded A*- B. 70% of GCSE Spanish results were graded 7-9, with over 94% at 5 or above; 90% of A Level Spanish results were graded A*-B.

The school is situated on an attractive 35-acre site in the Green Belt, has excellent facilities and is committed to an extensive programme of staff development. Central London is easily reached by rail from Potters Bar and the school is close to motorway links.

Please visit us > Vacancies to download an application pack.  

For an informal discussion, contact Christopher Tanner (Head of MFL) or Tony Meekin (Head of Spanish) via and

To apply, please send your completed application forms together with a covering letter stating why you are well placed to take this position at our school to by 4pm on Monday 25 January 2021.

Closing date: Monday 25 January 2021.

Interview date: Thursday 28 January 2021.

We reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.

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