Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    16 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    23 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
French, Spanish
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (Maternity Cover)
All Bands, NQTs will be considered

Job summary

We are seeking a talented and effective Teacher of Spanish and French to join our successful team. The faculty teaches Spanish in Year 9 and GCSE and French and German to Years 7-13. We have excellent facilities, thriving GCSE and A level groups and we achieve excellent results.

We offer an environment with a supportive induction and professional development programme, recognising that our teachers are the reason for our continuing success. Our status as a Teaching School and lead school within the Alban Teaching School Alliance means we are able to offer an excellent NQT induction programme and the highest quality of support to more experienced staff. Sir John Lawes School has been part of the Scholars’ Education Trust since 2012.

Diversity: The Scholars’ Education Trust is fully committed to the principles of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. We want to attract and retain the very best staff in all areas of the trust, ensuring our staff body reflects the diversity of our students and local community.

Further details and an application form are available from HR at, the school website or on 01727 734424.

Closing date: Friday 16 April 2021, Midday.
Interview date: Monday 26 April 2021

We reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

Scholars’ Education Trust is an equal opportunities employer. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Manland Way, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 4QP |

Applying for the job

Please complete the teaching staff application form and submit with a cover letter, addressed to the Head, which sets out your reason for applying and what skills and experience you can bring to the role.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1329 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
017272 734424

About Sir John Lawes School

Judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, Sir John Lawes School is a high performing secondary school, which has demonstrated a consistent record of improved standards at all levels over recent years. Key to this improvement has been a relentless focus on high standards of teaching and learning and a flexible and innovative curriculum enabling learners to follow individualised pathways to suit their abilities and aspirations. We know that recruiting and retaining the best possible staff underpins all our success and so we place great emphasis on CPD and support for staff at all levels. Sir John Lawes has been a National Support School since 2009 and we also benefit from the many opportunities for collaborative work that come from our membership of the Scholars’ Education Trust.

Arranging a visit to Sir John Lawes School

Visits may be arranged by contacting the school directly and asking for the Head's PA.

School location

Manland Way, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4QP

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