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  • Start date details

    Immediate Start

  • Closing date

    6 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 15 hours per week (2 days)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Scale 5 Pt 9 – 12 Actual Salary: £8392 - £8963

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a Mandarin speaker to deliver our first ever Mandarin curriculum. We have successfully joined the Mandarin Excellence Programme introduced by the British Council. In our first year, four lessons per week need to be taught to Year 7 students new to Mandarin. The candidate would also work as a Language Assistant to complete the two days per week employed.

The successful candidate will:

  • have the vision to help establish Mandarin in our school and inspire the students that are chosen for this exciting opportunity
  • have the vision to fully develop and support the Modern Foreign Languages faculty
  • be an inspirational communicator and have the skills to both challenge and encourage students to achieve their potential
  • have the ability to think creatively and encourage student engagement.

This is a brilliant opportunity to work in a highly experienced MFL faculty that is fully committed to developing a love of languages at RVHS. The Languages Team hosts foreign visits from schools across the globe and they regularly hold language days for our students to engage with.

What the school offers its staff

  • an outstanding ECT provision and support
  • a friendly and supportive working environment
  • a comprehensive induction programme and the opportunity to engage in further professional development
  • Bike to work Scheme
  • freshly made food on-site delivered through our excellent canteen facilities

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 Roding Valley High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1439 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The Chelmsford Learning Partnership is committed within its schools to:

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety, and the spiritual and cultural development of children and young people;

Promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion where the diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued;

The fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs

and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share in this commitment.

Arranging a visit to Roding Valley High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@rodingvalley.net.

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