Co-educational boarding and day school (HMC)
1000+ pupils (3 to 18) 200 in Sixth Form
Teacher of MFL (Spanish/French)
January 2020 or as soon as available
Can you help our students to be at the leading edge of language learning? Our dynamic and expanding teaching team needs a language specialist able to teach Spanish up to A level, and French to GCSE, inspiring students of all ages with a love of learning languages.
If you are an innovative and inspirational full time teacher with passion and enthusiasm for your subject, who is committed to achieving high standards within a successful department, then we would love to hear from you.
Royal Russell School educates over 1000 girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 18 and is situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon, only 30 minutes from Central London. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England. Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. In March 2016 the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas and in October 2018 we successfully passed a full ISI compliance inspection.
Languages is one of the strengths of the school, with students being taught French and Spanish from Year 7, with German adding to the mix from Year 9. At KS4 we follow the IGCSE syllabus with all students taking at least one language, and many taking up the opportunity to study multiple languages. French, Spanish, German and Japanese are all established through to A level, and our students benefit from specialist language assistants as well as numerous overseas visits and exchanges.
We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and inspiring teacher with outstanding subject knowledge, who is able to teach to A* at A level in Spanish and can offer French up to GCSE standard. This role requires experience and dynamism, teamwork and dedication, and an enthusiasm for the subject.
A willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular programme and support the pastoral life of our school is essential.
This exciting opportunity offers excellent benefits including a salary above SNS scale with a generous allowance for suitably qualified and experienced staff, and a market rate for recruitment. Allowances are available for specific pastoral and academic responsibilities. We also offer immediate access to TPS and life cover, free car parking and meals, and 50% discount on school fees (pro-rata for part time/term time staff). You will be working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links, and have use of our on-site tennis courts, swimming pool, gym facilities, combined with the opportunity to be part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School.
Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 5 November 2019. Interviews are expected to take place later that week but we reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged.
Applicants who have not heard from us by Friday 8 November 2019 should presume that they have not been successful on this occasion.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including a check on the Secretary of State list of prohibited staff, references and medical fitness.
Royal Russell 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.