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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Part time: 0.6 FTE

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you a dynamic and imaginative language enthusiast with a passion for fostering cross-cultural understanding? We're seeking a part-time Teacher of Spanish to join our innovative and successful Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) department.

About Us: Join a team dedicated to enriching the lives of young people and achieving outstanding results. Our MFL department boasts consistently above-average outcomes across French, German, and Spanish, with a focus on nurturing interest in diverse cultures alongside language proficiency. As an International School with many years of accreditation and leadership in the East Sussex MFL hub, we're committed to excellence in education and extracurricular activities.

Key Responsibilities: In this role, you'll plan and deliver engaging lessons, tailored to challenge and inspire students of all abilities. With a focus on progress and achievement, you'll utilise effective teaching methods and assessments to ensure every student reaches their potential. As a Form Tutor, you'll also play a pivotal role in supporting the holistic development and well-being of your assigned students.

Requirements: Are you a graduate (or equivalent) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)? Do you possess demonstrable exemplary subject knowledge and an understanding of national teaching developments? If so, you may be the perfect fit. We're looking for someone with the skills to assess progress effectively, maintain records meticulously, and manage classrooms with excellence.

We warmly invite applications from both experienced and newly qualified practitioners, encouraging enthusiastic, flexible, and well-organised candidates with a commitment to ongoing professional development to apply.

What the school offers its staff

  • A comprehensive induction programme for new staff to our academies.
  • On-going investment into your career development through appropriate CPD.
  • Support and mentoring by a strong Senior Leadership Team and other experienced leaders.
  • Access to the Bike 2 Work scheme allowing up to 42% discount on the cost of bikes and equipment.
  • Full use of an employee assistance programme supporting wellbeing.
  • Free breakfast of bagel/cereal/porridge/tea/orange juice.
  • Staffroom with complimentary tea and coffee.
  • Subsidised membership of Benenden Healthcare (affordable alternative to private health insurance).
  • On-site parking.
  • Free Breakfast Club/After School Club place for trust staff children at Ocklynge Junior School.

Commitment to safeguarding

The South Downs Learning Trust and all our academies take notice of and adhere to all the national and local policies and guidance in regard to Safeguarding Children and Young People. We are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

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About Ratton School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1194 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Ratton School became a converter academy on 1st of August 2012 and joined with Ocklynge Junior School on the 1st of December 2017 to form the South Downs Learning Trust. The aim of our trust is to provide an outstanding educational experience for all students in our schools. We want both schools to retain their own identity whilst working together to support the learning of everyone in the Trust community.

Our aim is to develop a sustainable and exciting educational experience that places our students at the centre of all that we do.

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