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Visiting Teacher of German

Rye St Antony SchoolOxfordshire

A well-qualified and experienced Teacher of German is required initially to teach two pupils in Years 1 and 2 for one hour each week during term time. Both pupils speak German as a first language.

The Languages Department

There are currently six members of staff in the Languages Department. French is taught to all pupils from Reception to Year 9 and Spanish is taught from Years 4-9. Pupils follow the national curriculum Key Stage 3 guidelines for foreign languages in both French and Spanish. In Key Stage 4 pupils follow the GCSE Edexcel course. All pupils take either French or Spanish to GCSE. Chinese GCSE is offered for near native speakers who do not study another modern language beyond English as an additional language. In the Sixth Form, between two and ten pupils in Years 12 and 13 study French (Edexcel) and/or Spanish (Edexcel).

Person specification 

  • excellent academic credentials 
  • a highly successful teacher 
  • understanding of and support for the Catholic ethos of the School 
  • strong interpersonal skills  
  • diplomatic and patient 
  • well organised, efficient and able to manage competing priorities  
  • collaborative, reliable and resilient 
  • highly effective communication skills, in person and in writing 
  • integrity and discretion 
  • inspiring confidence in others 
  • committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

Pay and benefits

The hourly rate of pay for the post is £33.92.

There is car parking on site, and the School is easily accessible by bus.

The School provides wellbeing support through membership of Westfield Health, which enables you to claim money back, up to set limits, towards the cost of essential healthcare, as well as providing access to valuable health and wellbeing services. 

Subject to the ending of Covid-19 restrictions, at specified times, staff may use the school’s Fitness Suite, and during Trinity Term staff may use the swimming pool at the advertised times. Lunch is provided in the school dining room during term time, and refreshments are provided at morning break and teatime. Catering arrangements are subject to change to comply with Covid-19 regulations.

How to apply

Applications (application form with contact details for two referees, accompanying letter and full curriculum vitae) should be addressed to the Head, Miss Joanne Croft, and sent by email to the Human Resources Manager, Ms Ellen Phelips (

Applications will be accepted only from candidates who have completed the application form in full.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 7 October 2021 and interviews will be held shortly thereafter.


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and all staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Amended), and therefore all  relevant convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as ‘spent’, must be declared. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected'. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. Candidates must not have been disqualified from working with children, and must not be named on the Children’s Barred List or be subject to any sanctions imposed by a regulatory body. An overseas police check may also be required.

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