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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time, part time

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

For the right candidate, there is also the possibility of a management responsibility within both the French and Japanese Departments.

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have an exciting opportunity for a well-qualified and enthusiastic Teacher of French and Japanese to join Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School from 1st September 2024. This is a permanent, full-time contract which is suitable for both ECTs and applicants with previous teaching experience. For the right candidate, there is also the possibility of a management responsibility within both the French and Japanese Departments.

We are happy to receive applications from teachers looking for a part-time permanent contract. Please ensure you state your preferred FTE on your application form. Early Careers Teachers are appointed on Point 2 of the Main Scale to provide some assistance with the costs of travelling.

The successful candidate will have:

  • a passion for education;
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • the ability to inspire and motivate others;
  • a clear understanding of the nature of and how to promote effective learning;
  • a track record of successful student outcomes across the Key Stages;
  • a commitment to comprehensive education and supporting every child to achieve high standards;
  • energy, resilience, a sense of humour and the determination to see things through.

We are committed to providing high quality professional development and the opportunities to develop leadership skills and experience through our CPD programme.

What the school offers its staff

Our Languages Faculty consists of 11 passionate linguists, specialising in French, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin. There are typically three GCSE groups for each of French and Spanish, as well as one group for each of Japanese and Mandarin. All four languages are offered in the sixth form to A Level. For further details, please see the attached information about our Languages Faculty.

We are a large comprehensive school of 1525 students with 265 in the Sixth Form. KLB is a high performing school and sits at the heart of the local community with extensive links to the surrounding area. The school is within easy commuting distance of Bristol and Gloucester being just 10 minutes from Junction 14 of the M5. The school is part of the School Rebuilding Programme. In our case, it is a partial rebuild which includes the replacement of both our Languages and DT blocks. For full details and a wider appreciation of the school, please see our website.

Further details about the role

Our application form should be accompanied by a letter, of no more than two sides of A4, explaining why you have applied for this position at KLB and how your experience to date has prepared you for this role. Please make it clear on your application form whether you are applying for a part-time or full-time contract.

The closing date for applications is Monday 20th May 2024 at 12 noon. Please note that interviews may be arranged prior to the closing date by mutual agreement.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment will be subject to satisfactory full enhanced DBS and barred list, prohibition order, identity and qualifications checks.

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About Katharine Lady Berkeley's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1528 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School is a very successful comprehensive school with excellent results at GCSE and at A level. The school is within easy commuting distance of Bristol and Gloucester.

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