Post: Teacher of Mandarin
Salary grade: Main Scale or Upper Pay Scale if post
Contract: Temporary in the first instance, part time (0.5
Start date: As soon as possible
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
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
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
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