Teacher of French

The Earls High School, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 3SL

2 days remaining to apply

  • Earliest start date

    27 February 2023

  • Latest start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    5 December 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

M1 to UPS3

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors wish to appoint a well-qualified, innovative Teacher of French with a second language of either Spanish or German,

The Languages Faculty team currently consists of two full time and four part time staff. It is led by a Faculty Leader supported by Curriculum Leaders for each subject. Each Languages classroom has interactive whiteboard facilities and we subscribe to digital teaching resources to which both teachers and students have access, supported by a wide range of textbooks and in-house resources. The faculty work collaboratively to design the curriculum and assessments, and readily share resources. The faculty is very successful at both Key Stages and produces some of the best progress scores for the school at GCSE in French, German and Spanish. Extra-curricular opportunities are also plentiful, with events such as Bake Off and the Eurovision Song Contest taking place annually, and we have recently re-started visits abroad with a successful trip to Madrid. Professional development is highly valued, and the faculty lead termly teach-meets with local primary and secondary schools to share good practice. Students in Year 7 are assigned French, German or Spanish, and they continue with this language all the way through to GCSE, ensuring that they make excellent progress throughout their tine at The Earls. At Key Stage 4 around 55% of students opt for languages and as a faculty and school we are committed to increasing this. The successful candidate will be able to teach Languages up to Key Stage 4.

What the school offers its staff

As a school we are extremely proud of our badge, you will see it everywhere around the school. We are proud because it sums everything that we believe in. The motto on the badge says ‘Ut Fili Lucis Fiatis’ and it means ‘to become children of the light’, and that is the reason we exist as a school. We believe that every young person who walks through our doors has enormous potential. Our staff work hard to help students to reach their best and become enlightened, or as our motto says, become children of the light.

Everyone at The Earls High School supports students to make as much academic progress as possible so that they are equipped for the next stage of their education or career. We believe that it is our duty to help them develop character too, so that they can communicate effectively, have the resilience to carry on when things get difficult, work effectively as member of a team and develop their leadership skills. We want students who leave us to be kind, compassionate and caring individuals; people who will support and help their neighbours and make a significant positive contribution to Halesowen or whatever community they choose to live in.

If we develop these three qualities in the young people who choose to come to our school, we can feel content that we have done our job well.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Earls High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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About The Earls High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1215 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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