The Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subjects French, Spanish
Working pattern Part-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £28,355 to £44,541 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

MPS/UPR (Outer London)
Part time (0.6 FTE)
Required from September 2020

Would you like to use your excellent dual language skills teaching highly motivated students in one of the foremost state schools in the country? We’re looking to appoint a teacher of Spanish and French who would relish the opportunity to inspire our highly motivated, articulate and diligent student body. The school greatly values the contribution that the study of languages brings to its curriculum offer and to the all-round development of the students, helping them flourish as global citizens.

Both Spanish and French are popular subject choices at GCSE and A Level, with a number pursuing dual language GCSEs. Our languages departments supported the achievement of an extraordinary set of grades in the summer with 91% of Spanish and 72% of French GCSE grades respectively at level 9-8, and 100% and 71% A*-A in Spanish and French respectively at A level. Both languages are ably supported by specialist Foreign Language Assistants.

Candidates suitable for the role will:
• be confident in teaching Spanish to A level, and both Spanish and French to GCSE
• be confident in teaching both languages to high achieving students
• be an excellent classroom practitioner, who is prepared to engage with evidence based research in their teaching
• have the ability to communicate effectively with staff, students and parents
• contribute to an extensive and thriving extracurricular programme

We can offer you:
• the opportunity to join highly successful languages departments with a wide range of experience and expertise
• a stimulating and creative environment in a school where extra-curricular activities flourish and teachers are encouraged to introduce new and innovative activities
• a CPD provision tailored to your needs focusing on areas of research and development
• a supportive environment where the work-life balance of teachers is proactively promoted
• a two week October half term
• numerous other benefits (please see our attached information pack)

The Tiffin Girls’ School is ideally situated just fifteen minutes’ walk from Kingston upon Thames town centre and mainline station (Zone 6). For further information about our school please see our web site on Please apply using the downloadable application form on this page or available on our website, or contact the school office. Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date: 9am Monday 27 January 2020
Interviews: Friday 31 January 2020

The Tiffin Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share and support this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to both a full employment history and child protection check, and will also be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring (criminal record) check.

Essential educational requirements

Good honours degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status
Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development

Essential skills and experience

Evidence of raising student achievement
Awareness of current developments in education training
Strong track record of high success rates and positive value added in teaching at all Key Stages
Experience of undertaking Form Tutor role
Ability to demonstrate excellent teaching practice against the current Teaching Standards to A level in Spanish and to GCSE in French
Demonstrate awareness of and ability to develop outstanding practice in teaching techniques
Demonstrate an ability to work as part of a team in a successful department
Ability to devise strategies to ensure aspirational student achievement
Evidence of effectively using assessment data to inform teaching and learning in your classroom
Demonstrate high level of skill in giving effective and regular feedback to students on academic progress
Ability to be an energetic and supportive form tutor
Ability to develop and sustain effective rapport with students and collegiate relationships with colleagues

Employee benefits

All of our employees enjoy a range of benefits, with some specific benefits for teaching staff:

• Two week October half term
• Free tea and coffee in the staffroom with regular ‘treat days’ eg Fruit Friday
• Pleasant working environment on the outskirts of the busy town of Kingston upon Thames with easy access to London and the surrounding Surrey countryside
• Free on-site parking
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Childcare vouchers (salary sacrifice scheme)
• Enhanced maternity benefits and consideration given to flexible working where possible
• Free at the point of use counselling
• Free lunch and refreshments on Inset days
• A busy Staff Association who arrange social event

Teaching Staff benefits:

• Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
• Generous Teaching & Learning Responsibility allowances to recognise positions of responsibility
• The opportunity to participate in a wide range of working parties to enhance and influence working practices and pedagogy irrespective of your experience
• A structured CPD programme with elements of selective CPD so that you can tailor your personal development to meet your needs

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1190 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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School website The Tiffin Girls' School website (opens in a new window)
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About The Tiffin Girls' School

School location

Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5PL