Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    12 May 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    29 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
£25,714 - £41,604

Job summary

Do you want to work in a successful school, as part of a progressive and energetic MFL Faculty? Are you unapologetically passionate about the teaching of languages?

We seek to appoint a well qualified, enthusiastic and committed teacher of MFL to teach French from September 2021. For the right candidate, there may also be the opportunity to teach German. Our vision in MFL is to inspire our students with a love for speaking and understanding another language. At Whickham School MFL results are strong, with around 69% of all pupils studying either French or German at GCSE. The percentage achieving grade 4+ in languages (89%) was in the highest 20% of all schools in 2019. The MFL faculty prides itself on a culture of teamwork, excellence and continuous improvement.

Specific details regarding the role and skills and qualities that the successful candidate will need to demonstrate are in the attached job description and person specification. A summary of key information is detailed below. We are looking for someone who:

Is passionate about languages and supporting children in developing their knowledge and skills.

Is committed to personal development and open to sharing ideas and continuing to develop their own practice.

Understands the importance of strong behaviour management and that developing positive relationships with children is fundamental to their role.

Understands and values the use of restorative practices.

Is determined to make a positive difference in the lives of young people.

Is supportive of our inclusive and diverse nature as a school where differences are celebrated.

Our aim is to ensure every young person is the best they can be and whilst we have already achieved much in achieving our goal, we recognise that there is so much more we can do. We are proud of our good reputation within the region and positive feedback we receive from students, parents, staff and external organisations such as Ofsted.

Applications should be submitted by 9am on Wednesday 12 May 2021. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 18 May 2021.

The successful candidate will undertake an enhanced DBS check. Please also see our safer recruitment policy

Applying for the job

Applications should be uploaded to the TES by 9am on Wednesday 12 May 2021. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 18 May 2021. Please follow the link shown for details and to apply.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1601 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
0191 4960026

About Whickham School

Whickham School is a large and successful school in Gateshead with over 1700 students including approximately 350 our high performing sixth form. Demand for student places strong the regularly oversubscribed. Students are organised into year groups whilst eight faculties deliver curriculum. The Sixth Form, which has its own dedicated facility, an increasingly popular choice of from all local area. In January 2020 many moved brand new, state art, STEAMS themed building. stunning four storey building houses Science, Technology (plus Business IT), Engineering, Art, Maths Sport. Leadership Team meet weekly share responsibility policy generation, decision making, planning general wellbeing school. relevant governing body committee involved strategic policies onset. Faculty Year every two weeks to discuss issues

Arranging a visit to Whickham School

Please contact Nicola Graham on to arrange this.

School location

Burnthouse Lane, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE16 5AR

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