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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

If you want to make a difference to the lives of young learners by inspiring them through the study of a second language, come and join a like-minded faculty of language specialists and enthusiasts. Ideally, we would look to appoint a colleague who could teach both French and Spanish at KS3 and KS4 but a Spanish specialist is desirable for GCSE teaching and to help develop the Spanish curriculum and extra-curricular activity.

The school’s motto is “Be the best you can be” and the MFL faculty believe in this and promote this ethos in their practice of teaching both Spanish and French. Our GCSE results are excellent in both Spanish and French and the number of students selecting languages at GCSEs have increased significantly over the last few years. We have a small team of experienced staff who work well together. As well as a programme of intervention and supported study, the team offers a large number of enrichment opportunities, including academic visits, speaking competitions and overseas trips.

The post would be suitable for a new entrant to the profession or a colleague seeking to broaden their experience. Claydon High School provides an excellent support programme for newly appointed staff. Visitors and prospective colleagues often comment on the warm welcome they receive here and as a staff we work collaboratively together and support one another.

What the school offers its staff

Claydon High School and Penrose Learning Trust provide an excellent support programme for newly appointed staff. We pride ourselves on our positive hardworking ethos and collegiate atmosphere.

We offer:

  • new staff training and induction with ongoing support;
  • continuous professional development opportunities;
  • bespoke support for career development.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Claydon High School is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to applications@penroselearningtrust.uk

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About Claydon High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
774 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01473 836 110

Claydon High School is a popular, oversubscribed and friendly comprehensive school on the outskirts of Ipswich; we are situated close to the A14 with easy transport links across Suffolk and into Essex.

We are a small school with 776 students on roll which means that there is a close working relationship with all the staff and students in the school.

As part of the South Suffolk Learning Trust we also work closely with other schools within the MAT to achieve “excellence through collaboration”.

Arranging a visit to Claydon High School

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