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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    2 July 2024

Job details

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Modern Languages

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (FTE) 0.4FTE

Teacher of MFL (French and/or Spanish) job summary

Permanent, part-time teacher of MFL (0.4FTE) total hours of work may be changed by notice subject to maximum variation of plus or minus 20% of the agreed 0.4 FTE. )

At Sir William Romney’s School we strive for excellence in everything we do and we are currently seeking to appoint a well-qualified and energetic part-time Teacher of French and/or Spanish. This is a permanent, part-time position starting in September 2024. Applicants should be capable of demonstrating outstanding practice and have a passion for French and Spanish. The successful candidate will be able to deliver high quality and engaging lessons to students of all abilities in key stages 3 & 4 that will challenge students and inspire progression, as well as being a positive role model to students.

Sir William Romney's School is a fantastic community 11-16 school in Tetbury, in the heart of the Cotswolds. We are proudly comprehensive and committed to ensuring that our students are successful in every way by striving for excellence together. On role we have approximately 550 students, giving you the opportunity to really get to know our amazing students and shape their lives now and in the future. As a school we focus on the holistic development of every child – from encouraging every child to reach their full potential with the best possible outcomes, to ensuring that every child has numerous opportunities in enrichment, extra-curricular and leadership. As a school we are renowned for our excellent pastoral care, and that extends beyond our students to our staff.

We are a welcoming, caring and supportive working environment where staff enjoy their work, develop their pedagogical practice and feel pride in being a member of our school. We take the well-being of our staff seriously including having:

Fantastic students who are courteous, polite and proud of their school

A behaviour policy that supports staff to run their classrooms.

A highly visible and supportive SLT and Middle Leaders

Centralised detentions

Whole class feedback

Continual collaboration and sharing of resources to reduce workload and improve provision for students

An SWR lesson model that promotes autonomy for the teacher of their approach whilst promoting the consistent pedagogical best practice including Rosenshine and Teach like a Champion

The option of a Personal Day during the school year

Flexible working requests will be considered

A wellbeing inset day in which you will get a chance to get to know your colleagues and re-charge your batteries

Access to the Employee Assistance Programme which can support with mental health, financial wellbeing and a range of other areas.

As part of the Athelstan Trust, we reap the benefits of being part of a Multi-Academy Trust (consisting of 5 secondary schools and 2 local feeder primary schools), whilst retaining our identity as a school. Schools within the Athelstan Trust share a deep commitment to delivering an excellent comprehensive education to all the students in the Trust. The Trust offers further career development opportunities for colleagues to work across more than one school in a supportive environment.

Striving for excellence not only applies to our students – it also applies to our staff, to facilitate this there is a dedication to continued professional development, as you can see below:

An excellent induction programme including support for those returning to teaching/new to schools

A comprehensive CPD programme including specialist training provided by internal and external providers

Access to the nationally recognised OLEVI Outstanding and Creative Teacher Programmes and NPQ programmes

Coaching and mentoring support from senior leaders for those new to leadership roles

A research informed Athelstan Trust CPD programme led by experienced staff across the Trust schools

Excellent career progression opportunities.

'SWR has a very strong sense of community. Staff are very supportive of one another and always willing to help solve a problem. Working in a small school means that you very quickly feel a part of the community as it is easy to get to know the lovely students who are the most personable students I've ever taught in a ten year career'.

Katie Tall, Leader of Learning, Science (New Starter 2023)

Our beautiful rural location is easily accessible from a number of towns and cities nearby. Offering less than half hour commute from Nailsworth, Stroud, Stonehouse and Cirencester, 45 minute commute from Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Swindon, Chippenham and under an hour from Bath, Devizes and parts of the Forest of Dean (all of which our staff commute from).

Please note that the school reserves the right to interview on receipt of applications, and to appoint prior to the deadline, so early application is recommended.

To ensure we conduct a fair shortlisting process we use blind shortlisting whereby personal information (such as name, email address, gender and ethnicity) are not made available to the short-listing panel. The Athelstan Trust is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check along with standard pre-employment safeguarding checks.

We are a flexible working employer and we are willing to make any reasonable adjustments you require during your interview so please ask us.

Please visit the school website to find out more about our school or you’d be extremely welcome to come for a tour to experience for yourself this fantastic community.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Athelstan Trust is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this obligation. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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About Sir William Romney's School

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

Sir William Romney's School is a small 11-16 school in Tetbury in the heart of the Cotswolds. In April 2020, we became part of The Athelstan Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust, which consists of five secondary schools: Sir William Romney's, Malmesbury School, Bradon Forest School in Purton, The Dean Academy in Lydney and Chipping Sodbury School.

We are a proudly comprehensive school that firmly believes that our broad and varied curriculum inspires students to become the very best versions of themselves. Our school ethos is underpinned by our three core values:

• Aspiration

• Collaboration

• Resilience

Our core values are an integral part of all aspects of school life, from our curriculum and personal development delivery to our varied enrichment activities. We understand that every student is unique and all staff are absolutely committed to helping each one develop their independence, confidence and self-esteem; offering each individual student the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our most recent OFSTED report rated the school as ‘Good’ (February 2020) and highlighted our commitment to developing students both academically and holistically. This commitment is reflected in our curriculum pillars that aim to ensure lessons reach beyond the limitations of simply learning subject content. Regardless of subject, curriculums are constructed with a focus on 4 key areas; Diversity and Inclusivity, Literacy and Articulacy, Life after school, Life beyond school. Through this approach we provide students with a curriculum in every subject that is united in its overall intent.

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