Teacher of French

Southfield School for Girls, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6HE

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  • Expected start date

    30 August 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    5 May 2022

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Number on roll 1095 (11-18)


Do you want to join a vibrant, forward-thinking school that places significant value on professional learning and career development? Southfield is an exceptional girls’ school with a vibrant and growing mixed Sixth Form. With very strong outcomes that have been sustained over recent years, this is an exciting time to be part of an ongoing journey of expansion and development. Our new Sixth Form building has recently opened with state of the art facilities. This includes a lecture theatre, bespoke coffee shop and a dedicated Professional Learning space.

We are committed to providing a world class education for every student through a well-designed and balanced curriculum. Our culture provides a calm, safe and stimulating learning environment. While our recent short Ofsted Inspection confirmed that the school remains Good. It also identified that the school may have been classed as Outstanding if a full inspection had taken place.

The school has a key focus on staff well-being with numerous initiatives in place to support this. They include time for planning off-site for all teachers, active sessions in school and many more. We place significant emphasis on working collegiately as a staff to share our expertise and subsequently enhance the learning experience with our students. Every member of the staff is involved in a variety of professional learning programmes that take place every Wednesday across the academic year. All teachers are members of the Chartered College of Teaching providing access to the latest evidence and research.

Ethical leadership is at the core of all decision making at Southfield. We are very proud to be a Pathfinder School; a programme established jointly by ASCL and the National Governors’ Association that recognises and supports schools that adopt ethical practices. As such, staff are valued, treated with respect and afforded a diverse range of opportunities that come with professional trust.

We have implemented a bespoke leadership programme enabling staff to develop their knowledge and understanding of leadership. This has provided a number of promotional opportunities for staff within the school. Wherever possible, we will promote from within our school. We believe that our school provides something unique and the perfect environment in which both staff and students have opportunities to flourish and grow in a world of possibilities.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, highly motivated and innovative teacher of French. French is offered at all three key stages with just over half the cohort at KS4 being entered for French GCSE and a growing group continuing their study at KS5. This successful department is a friendly, hard-working team, committed to stimulating students’ interest and enjoyment in their studies. This is a vibrant department with a team ethos of collaborative planning. The successful candidate will be able to teach throughout all key stages with support for A Level teaching provided. Although, this role has no TLR attached to it, as the school is growing and expanding, there may be the possibility of further responsibilities in the future. The post will start in September 2022. We welcome applications from NQTs.

We may interview suitable candidates prior to the closing date.
Please find a wealth of further information on our exceptional school at www.southfieldsch.co.uk
Closing date for applications is Monday 16 May 2022 at 9.00 am.

We may invite suitably qualified candidates in for interview before the closing date.

In addition to your completed application form please apply with a covering letter of not more than one side of A4.

Please submit applications to recruitment@southfieldsch.co.uk

Or by post to:
HR Department
Southfield School
Lewis Road
NN15 6HE

t: 01536 513063
e: recruitment@southfieldsch.co.uk

Southfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance. The school is committed to Equal Opportunities in Employment.

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About Southfield School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1097 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Southfield School for Girls is a high performing girls school that admits boys to the sixth form.
Consistently in the top 5% in the country for Progress 8 scores we offer a rounded education where the 'whole' student is a top priority and academic excellence is matched by high quality pastoral care and excellent opportunities for every student to be outstanding both in and out of school.
A licensed DofE provider - we live what we teach.

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