Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages (0.6 - 1.0FTE) Huntington School, York, North Yorkshire

Job description

We are seeking a highly effective teacher teach Modern Languages with effect from 1st September 2020. Ideally you should be a Spanish Specialist and have the ability to teach KS3 French or German would be an advantage, but not essential.

We want to develop truly great teaching in our school; it is a driving ambition. Consequently, we want to appoint truly great teachers whose teaching leads to improved student progress. We have our own vision of what Truly Great Teaching looks like. It is simple, it is what we all aspire to when we teach and is summarised below:

We know the students in front of us. The needs of individuals are catered for so that they all feel part of the lesson and can achieve the best possible outcomes. Students feel cared for, known and supported in a teaching environment that is embedded in our core values of respect, honesty and kindness.

We are reflective practitioners who continue to develop excellent subject knowledge. We adopt an evidence-informed approach to learning and teaching.

We understand the literacy and numeracy demands of our students, and all of us support students to access the requirements of the curriculum.

Our students are given strategies to develop memory and metacognition skills. This leads to learning on a deeper level: independence, mastery and resilience.

We all have high expectations for all students. Lessons are appropriately challenging and risk taking, have a clear purpose, unite teacher and learner in a common cause, and inspire creative thinking.

Our feedback is planned, timely, well-structured and accessible, Our students act upon feedback to help them improve.

Our questioning is used to develop thinking and foster deeper understanding. Well planned questioning promotes curiosity and engagement. Teaching encourages our students to ask meaningful questions.

Behaviour for learning is well managed so that our students are active learners who exhibit the school core values.

Our teaching promotes key life skills, so that out students are prepared for the world beyond school, emphasising connections between subject learning and real life applications.

We also expect teachers to complete all administrative tasks in a professional manner and to meet all the Teachers' Standards.

Essential educational requirements

A good first degree in related subject

Essential qualifications

QTS (or pending PGCE/QTS outcome)

Essential skills and experience

Recent experience in an 11-18 school
Clarity of purpose and a student-centred vision.
Good personal and interpersonal skills
Good oral and written communication
Confident about using data to improve levels of achievement

Employee benefits

Great training where we do everything we can to help you develop your practice;
Caring colleagues & wonderful students; and
a culture which values respect, honesty and kindness.

About Huntington School

Huntington Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 9WT
LA Maintained School
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