Teacher of German

Ratton School, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2XR

This job expired on 25 May 2022

  • Application deadline

    25 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    18 May 2022

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Teacher of German job summary

We are looking for an imaginative and skilled Teacher of MFL (ability to teach German to KS4 plus another subject) who is committed to our vision and virtues and driven by the desire to improve the life chances of young people.

This is a great opportunity to be involved in an innovative and highly successful MFL department. The department strongly believes in the importance of developing an interest in other cultures as well as the languages they speak. Outcomes in the department are consistently well above national average for all three MFL languages, with a significant proportion of students achieving the highest grades in German, French and Spanish. Since September 2019 Ratton has also started delivering Mandarin and is committed to the Mandarin Excellence Programme with an accelerated cohort in both year 7, year 8 and year 9. Ratton has maintained its International School status for the last nine years, recognising the extensive co-curricular work led by the MFL department. For the last five years Ratton has also led the East Sussex MFL hub, sharing their excellent practice with teachers across the county. Students in all years enjoy their MFL lessons and make excellent progress.

You will be joining an ambitious and highly supportive organisation which offers:
• An excellent induction programme for teachers joining the school.
• A strong commitment to professional development and putting staff first, which will improve your leadership skills, develop your understanding of whole school issues, and prepare you for the next stage in your career.
• Motivated, enthusiastic and well-behaved learners who respond very well to active and engaging teaching and work well independently.
• A strong team ethos across the department and whole school.

To help you learn more about our school and this role please see the job description and person specification in this job pack. The person specification contains the criteria that the selection panel will use in the selection process, and they will be particularly interested in the unique qualities that you possess.

We offer an incentive package which includes:
• A comprehensive induction programme for new staff to the academy.
• On-going investment into your career development through appropriate CPD.
• Support and mentoring by a strong Senior Leadership Team and other experienced leaders.
• Access to the Bike 2 Work scheme allowing up to 42% discount on the cost of bikes and equipment.
• Full use of an employee assistance programme supporting wellbeing.
• A fabulous staffroom with complimentary tea and coffee.
• Subsidised membership of Benenden Healthcare (affordable alternative to private health insurance).
• On-site parking.
• Free Breakfast Club/After School Club place for staff children at Ocklynge Junior School.
• Enviable setting and extensive grounds.

We look forward to receiving your application and hearing why you believe you have the passion, commitment and talent to join the South Downs Learning Trust.

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About Ratton School

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Academy, ages 11 to 16
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1180 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Ratton School became a converter academy on 1st of August 2012 and joined with Ocklynge Junior School on the 1st of December 2017 to form the South Downs Learning Trust. The aim of our trust is to provide an outstanding educational experience for all students in our schools. We want both schools to retain their own identity whilst working together to support the learning of everyone in the Trust community.

Our aim is to develop a sustainable and exciting educational experience that places our students at the centre of all that we do.

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