Teacher of Mandarin

Fitzharrys School, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1NP

8 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    4 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (Temporary until 31.08.2024)

Full-time equivalent salary

Main Scale or Upper Pay Scale if post threshold

Teacher of Mandarin job summary

Post: Teacher of Mandarin

Salary grade: Main Scale or Upper Pay Scale if post threshold

Contract: Temporary in the first instance, part time (0.5 fte)

Start date: As soon as possible

Closing date: Applications processed on arrival

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a teacher to join our thriving MFL department at Fitzharrys School to launch a Mandarin programme in Yr. 7 and Yr. 12.

Fitzharrys School, working with the Swire Chinese Language Foundation, has introduced Mandarin teaching in September 2022, with the intention of growing the subject across Key Stage 3 and 4 in the coming years.

The initial contract will be for 2.5 days per week, which will include supporting and delivering Mandarin teaching in other local primary and secondary schools within the Abingdon Learning Trust.

This appointment provides an opportunity to strengthen our languages offer at Fitzharrys, and we look to appoint a talented and enthusiastic Mandarin specialist who can engage with students and prepare them for further study. The post would equally suit a newly or recently qualified teacher (ECT/RQT) or a more experienced teacher seeking a new challenge.

Our ethos of aspiration, opportunity and integrity are at the heart of Fitzharrys’ sustained success. We are a good school (Ofsted, June 2016) with strong results that improve year on year. Ofsted praised our “warm and welcoming culture with a shared drive for continual improvement”. This is a very special place, and we are looking for the right candidate who is excited at the prospect of joining us and taking such a key role in our continued success.

All Fitzharrys staff benefit from our induction programme and our comprehensive CPD programme as part of a school community committed to getting the best from everyone. Through our focus on high quality teaching and learning, and excellent behaviour, our school continues to grow and develop.

We are proud of our students, and in turn they are proud to be part of the Fitzharrys community. Parents are supportive of the work of the school, recognising our high aspirations for every student who attends; they are both challenged to achieve highly, and supported in doing so.

This is an exciting time to join us in our continued development. If you want to be part of a school with strong working relationships at the heart of every interaction, a committed and caring staff, and a culture of working to get the very best from every child, then we look forward to meeting you.

An application pack is available from the Fitzharrys School website or from


CVs alone are not acceptable.

Abingdon Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check. The Trust is fully committed to the principles of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from less well represented groups in the school and Trust. Posts in regulated activity are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 and all shortlisted candidates will be required to disclose information about their previous criminal convictions. All staff are expected to promote fundamental British values.

Applying for the job

Please send application forms to recruitment@abingdonlearningtrust.org

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About Fitzharrys School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
679 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

This is an exciting time to join us in our continued development. If you want to be part of an innovative, supportive and caring school and contribute to each student achieving their ambitions then we look forward to meeting you.

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