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Teacher of French & Spanish

Blenheim High School, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9BH

This job expired on 29 November 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    29 November 2022 at 1:27pm

  • Date listed

    17 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Salary negotiable

What skills and experience we're looking for

Person Specification

  • A willingness to embrace a growth mind set.
  • A motivated individual who can inspire.
  • The ability to ‘absorb’ the challenges of the day and still maintain high standards of professionalism.
  • A team player putting students first and working with colleagues efficiently and effectively; recognising the ‘greater good’.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both orally and in writing.
  • A genuine interest and enjoyment in working with students and their families.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and tenacity.
  • Confident, assertive and able to thrive in a challenging environment.
  • Ability to motivate pupils through a variety of methods, including competition, rewards, sanctions and the setting of SMART goals.
  • Ability to interpret and track student progress through the use of data.
  • Ability to successfully encourage students to achieve their academic and recreational potential.
  • Commitment to provide a supporting and challenging environment for all students.
  • Commitment to individual continuous professional development, wanting to ‘get better’ by building on strengths but also recognising development areas and actively seeking to improve them.

What the school offers its staff

Blenheim is a dynamic, exciting and supportive environment in which to work. The school opened in September 1997 with one year group and has grown to its current size of 1337 students on roll including over 200 in the Sixth Form. Blenheim is a mixed comprehensive and our reputation in the community is excellent. In 2019, Blenheim was characterised as a ‘good’ school following a Section 5 Ofsted inspection. Ofsted commented that the school had excellent capacity to continue improving. Blenheim converted to Academy Status in March 2012 and has developed many community and primary school links. Blenheim is a well–resourced school and is fortunate to have outstanding facilities. Together with a very supportive and well qualified governing body the school has invested significantly in several areas, not least in the appointment of high-quality practitioners and on-site infrastructure. Visitors often comment on the calm, purposeful learning environment that pervades. Blenheim sets high standards in terms of uniform with several ‘non-negotiables’ and there are strict expectations regarding behaviour and conduct, both in and out of the classroom. Ofsted described Blenheim as ‘calm, orderly and purposeful’ and our students as ‘respectful, kind and courteous’, which is what those of us who work at Blenheim see every day. As Blenheim students prepare to take up their place in society they are actively encouraged to become independent learners. Part of this process involves the integration of iPads across the curriculum; all teachers and 98% of students own one. Technological evolution is inevitable and this approach is key to ensuring that students develop attributes that will allow them to adapt in a rapidly changing world. The iPad complements daily teaching and allows students to easily access a multitude of interactive and innovative resources both in and away fromschool.

Commitment to safeguarding

Blenheim High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy along with our Equality policy can be found below. All successful candidates will be subject to DBS checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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About Blenheim High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1296 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01372 745333

Comprehensive state funded academy secondary school [mixed], based in Epsom, Surrey.

Arranging a visit to Blenheim High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@blenheim.surrey.sch.uk.

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