Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages Hazel Grove High School, Stockport, Cheshire

Job description

Languages are viewed as a Core Subject in all Laurus schools; they have the same high status as Mathematics and English.

We are looking for an individual who:

• Has excellent and demonstrable subject knowledge and can deliver high quality teaching and learning across all key stages

• Inspires students to strive for excellence and is committed to our ethos that we do ‘whatever it takes’ to ensure that all students achieve their potential

About us:

In September 2019, Hazel Grove High School joined the Laurus Trust. The 2019 results saw our students achieving an exceptionally high proportion gaining good passes at GCSE and A Level. Our students’ achievements this year continue Hazel Grove High School’s proud tradition of academic achievement for all, with the vast majority of our students gaining places on their chosen post-16 and university courses.
The vision of the Trust is for everyone regardless of background or circumstance to be inspired, to thrive in all environments, to recognise what it takes to succeed, to set aspirational goals and to work hard to achieve them. We are unashamedly academic. In the recent Staff Engagement Survey 97% of our employees stated that they would recommend working for Laurus Trust to their friends. In 2018/19 our average Teacher turnover rate for Secondary schools was 3.26%, which falls way below the National Average of 15%.

All our Laurus Schools are hugely oversubscribed and have a reputation, both locally and further afield, for outstanding teaching and learning through the relentless pursuit of excellence and the determination to ensure that every child succeeds. CHHS was judged Outstanding in every single category by Ofsted in 2011 and 2015. CHHS ranked as the 15th non-denominational comprehensive school nationwide in the annual Times Parent Power Survey 2019. This year CHHS is one of the top ten most sought after schools in Greater Manchester with more than 40% of all GCSEs awarded at Grade 7 or above, whilst an impressive 69% scored grades 9-5 in English and Maths. Grade 5 or above is considered the government’s gold standard at GCSE level.

Our students’ behaviour is faultless. (Ofsted 2015)

At the heart of our success at Laurus is the passionate belief in the importance of professional learning for all our staff. A rich diet of research informed pedagogy ensures that our teachers are at the cutting edge of their practice. To support this we financially support masters and doctoral level study alongside the NPQ suite of qualifications.

If you want to work in a highly ambitious and successful school, and have the passion and commitment to join us at an exciting time for learning and development as we expand and open new schools in the Trust, then we would like to hear from you.

Deadline for applications: 9am Friday 17th January 2020

The Laurus Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified teacher status
Good Honours Degree in relevant subject
(2:2 or better)

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status
Good Honours Degree in relevant subject
(2:2 or better)

Essential skills and experience

Experience of teaching French, German or Spanish at KS3 and 4
Awareness of the need to adopt a variety of teaching approaches to suit students’ needs
Have an understanding of strategies that will develop resilient students
Principles and practices of effective teaching and learning
Preparation of schemes of work and lessons
Knowledge and understanding of subject area(s)
Principles and practices of monitoring/assessment/evaluation
The application of technology to learning and teaching in subject area(s)


About Hazel Grove High School

Address
Jacksons Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK7 5JX
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Hazel Grove High School website (opens in a new window)