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  • Start date details

    April 2024

  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 February 2024

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000 - £45,525

Additional allowances

TLR 2B, R&R payment depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • School: The Whitstable School
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • MPS/UPS + TLR 2B
  • R&R payment depending on experience

Are you looking for the next step in leading and building upon a thriving and successful languages department?

We are looking to appoint a passionate and dedicated teacher of languages to lead our department to continue to improve on academic attainment and develop a new Key Stage 5 pathway. Each year 60% of our year 10 cohort chose a language to study for their Ebacc pathway. This is due to the innovative way it is taught at Key Stage 3 and student recognition of the value and importance in studying a language. The department is well funded to ensure we encourage a plethora of enrichment activities and trips to support enthusiasm and engagement for students to select it as an option. It would be fantastic to create a new sixth form cohort of language students to build on the success at GCSE.

Why work at The Whitstable school? We have a strong vibrant community of staff whereby teaching and learning can flourish in an environment where respect, discipline, and responsibility are steadfastly upheld so all students can learn and grow without unnecessary disruptions. You will be working in a climate whereby the leadership deeply values languages and will provide both the support, CPD opportunities and resources you require to develop in the role.

We are also able to offer Flexible Working for candidates that would like to discuss this.

Candidates must be able to teach Spanish to KS3 and KS4, with the option to develop KS5.

This is an excellent opportunity to join our school. In return we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

- Excellent on site facilities

- Excellent CPD programme

- Being part of a highly successful Trust

- Local Government Pension Scheme

- Free Employee Assistance Programme

- Ride to Work Scheme

- Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive

- Free parking on site

What the school offers its staff

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Applications should be made by Kent Teach or by submitting a SAT Application Form to the contact below. Application forms can be downloaded here: https://www.swale.at/_site/data/files/4A3BA352BEC8F9A96C815FCE566AFA98.docx

Interviews may take place before the allocated date.

We’re happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at or 01795 905989 (option 2).

For further information about the role, visits to the school or an informal discussion, please contact Ms Amboage at marisa.amboage@swale.at or 01227 931300.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: w/c 19th February 2024

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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About The Whitstable School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1080 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01227 931300

Arranging a visit to The Whitstable School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email natasha.kingsford@swale.at.

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