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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Teachers Main Pay Scale (M1 - M6) £30,000 – £41,333

Additional allowances

TLR 2A – (£7,847)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Role

We are seeking an outstanding individual to raise standards of student attainment and achievement within the Languages and Culture Faculty in either German, and to monitor and support student progress.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • To keep up to date with national developments in subject areas and teaching practice and methodology.
  • Ensure continuity and progression by supporting colleagues in choosing the appropriate sequence of teaching and teaching methods and setting clear learning objectives through an agreed scheme of work, developed in line with the school improvement plan.
  • Monitor KS4 achievement and progress across the faculty to ensure that underachieving students are identified and appropriate intervention is implemented.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Degree relevant to Modern Foreign Languages
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Able to devise and implement strategies for improving student progress

What the school offers its staff

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Harwich and Dovercourt High School?

We can offer you:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

Employee benefits include:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Free membership to Perkbox
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms

Further details about the role



Pay Range: Teachers Main Pay Scale (M1 - M6) + TLR 2A

Actual Salary from: £30,000 – £41,333 + TLR 2A – (£7,847)

Start Date: 1st September 2024

  • Closing date: Midnight Sunday 14th April 2024
  • Shortlisting will take place on W/C 15th April 2024
  • Interviewing date: TBC

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Harwich and Dovercourt High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1133 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01255 750913

Arranging a visit to Harwich and Dovercourt High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk.

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