This job expired on 5 June 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will be a strong and engaging practitioner, with a passion for the teaching of German up to and including A level, along with the ability to teach French as required. You will be able to demonstrate initiative in your role, as well as being flexible so as to meet changing needs in your environment. You will be able to build effective relationships with both staff and students, and will be a positive role model for the students.

What the school offers its staff

  • A commitment to CPD and development of all staff, including collaborative support within the school and the Trust and 1:1 instructional coaching to allow teachers to thrive
  • A clear curriculum vision and focus on evidence-based practice
  • Commitment to inclusivity and fostering of diversity
  • Values and vision that are lived not laminated
  • Open and honest culture
  • An established programme of support in place for Early Career Teachers which includes weekly 1:1 coaching from an assigned Lead Practitioner, support within Faculty areas, and access to a wider support network across the Trust.

Further details about the role

The Modern Foreign Languages Faculty is composed of French and German departments. Our colleagues work collaboratively to ensure the highest standard of education for our students. MFL is a core subject through to the end of Year 11 , and French and German are popular choices at A-level. Students’ progress and outcomes in languages are very strong. Our students’ success is underpinned by an engaging and inspiring experience from KS3 and the wealth of subject and curriculum knowledge across our team. We are looking for an engaging practitioner to join our team of experienced MFL teachers. This post would be suitable for an ECT.

Commitment to safeguarding

CSET is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates are subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post, which will include an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for the children’s workforce and a Children’s Barred List check.
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About The Castle School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1538 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Downend School is an exciting and vibrant learning community where every student is supported to achieve their absolute best and every member of teaching and support staff play their part in creating this ethos. We are proud of the exciting curriculum, outstanding pastoral care and excellent opportunities for enrichment that Downend School provides. Downend School is situated in leafy South Gloucestershire, but is less than 25 minutes away from the heart of the cosmopolitan vibrancy of Bristol City Centre. We offer the benefits not only of working in an exciting and supportive school, but also from being part of Castle School Education Trust.

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