We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, dedicated, and innovative Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages to join our Language Faculty at Oxted School.
We are looking for an inspirational teacher who can help us to ‘Bring out the Best’ in our students and improve the life chances of the young people we educate.This is an excellent opportunity and an exciting time to join Oxted School, one of Surrey’s largest, with c1800 on roll.
We are a highly inclusive school within a very supportive Multi Academy Trust (THPT).Our reflective and skilled staff and wonderful students make Oxted School a rewarding and invigorating place to work. Our exceptional staff care about our pupils and really do Bring out the Best in everyone."Oxted is a GOOD school in all areas' OFSTED February 2022.
The OFSTED inspectors observed what we see every day at Oxted School:• The school presents a calm and orderly environment that is conducive to learning. Pupils behave well.• Leaders and staff have very high expectations and aspirations for all pupils• Pupils’ physical and mental health are well supported by the school. Relationships are positive, encouraging and purposeful• The provision for visually impaired pupils is exceptional• Sixth-form students are excellent role models for younger pupils• They feel that they are given every possible opportunity to grow both academically and as individuals. Their leadership skills are actively encouraged and supported• Disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) do as well as their peers because of the extra support provided• The school’s size allows it to offer a broad curriculum with considerable choice.
We Offer An Excellent ECT Welcome Payment Of £2000 (Conditions Apply) And A Supportive Programme With A Mentor And Reduced Timetable.
The inclusive community values which are so important to us mean that you will be well supported by both your colleagues and the Senior Leadership Team. We pride ourselves on the high-quality professional development and career progression opportunities available to all our colleagues, and we work hard to ensure that staff wellbeing and workload are central to our approach. Our colleagues also thrive on their commitment to our wide range of extra-curricular activities, including being one of the largest Duke of Edinburgh centres in the country.If you would like to request a tour of the school, or meet with us informally before applying, then please contact theSchool.
THPT value their staff very highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust. THPT also operate an extensive Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, access to discount schemes and membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme. Regular staff sport after school and staff social events.
Interviews may happen earlier than the closing date by mutual agreement, early applications are encouraged.
The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks. Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.
Diversity and Inclusion
We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.
Our Vision is to excel at ‘bringing out the best’ in young people of all abilities and aptitudes, and so increase their life chances for their future success and fulfilment.
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