Teacher of French
To commence: 1st September 2024
Salary: Main Scale / Upper Pay Scale
Closing date for applications: 8th December 2023 – applications will be reviewed on submission
Salesian is a co-educational 11-18 Catholic comprehensive school and is part of the Xavier Catholic Education Trust.
The school has 1400 students and is situated on two sites approximately one mile apart, near to the centre of Chertsey. The main school is situated at Guildford Road and our Sixth Form College has 467 students on its own site at Highfield Road.
Salesian School is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to teach MFL. We welcome applications from trainee teachers and experienced colleagues alike, including those looking for positions with additional responsibility. If you are energetic, enthusiastic and love teaching children then we’d be delighted to hear from you. We are always happy to meet potential applicants prior to interview; please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like any further information or to visit the school.
The MFL Department at Salesian
The Modern Languages Department at Salesian is dynamic, progressive and has Learning and Teaching at the heart of everything we do. Our student’s study one language, either French or Spanish from Year 7 onwards. We are now a core subject, so a Languages GCSE is a compulsory part of the curriculum. We have more recently been an Option subject and given the comprehensive intake of students we are exceptionally proud of our results: 81% Grades 5-9 and 51% Grades 7-9 in Spanish, 83% Grades 5-9 and 58% grade 7-9 in French, 100% Grades 5-9 Italian. At Key Stage 4 we teach all three languages through Edexcel.
Our aim at KS3 is to ensure students are being prepared for the demands of the new GCSE specification by supporting rigorous progression in grammar, vocabulary, phonics, and translation skills. This presents exciting opportunities for curriculum development moving forwards. We are passionate about constantly evaluating and improving our pedagogy and consider ourselves to be a department that is eager and honoured to drive whole school change. Children are taught in mixed ability sets throughout Key Stage 3 & 4.
Italian, Spanish and French have had a healthy uptake within the A Level which offers superb CPD opportunities for staff wishing to expand their teaching experience. We employ Foreign Language Assistants in both French and Spanish to work with our KS5 pupils at developing their fluency and spoken expression.
We are committed to teacher training and annually accept SCITT trainees to take advantage of our exceptional training and support.
We are extremely proud of our department at Salesian and very much look forward to welcoming a colleague who is as passionate about teaching language as we are and who will bring ideas, energy and positivity to our excellent team.
Please see Recruitment Booklet attached for further information.
This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.