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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

Spanish

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - A mimmum of 3 months to a maximum of 12 months in duration.

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

The role will suit a newly-qualified teacher or an experienced teacher.

The candidate appointed will teach Spanish across all KS3 and KS4 and will work with the Subject Leader and other members of the department to create engaging teaching resources.

The successful candidate will be a conscientious teacher who possesses the ability to enthuse students about Spanish.

What the school offers its staff

Bourne Grammar School is a dynamic educational community built on strong ethical foundations. We believe in supporting all members of our school, whether they be students or staff, and we share a commitment to fostering a positive atmosphere and promoting the best possible outcomes for all. As an employer we ensure strong professional development opportunities and encourage staff to identify ways in which they can improve and develop. We believe in adjusting to individual need and treating individuals as individuals. Leadership within the school is characterised by collaboration, consultation and a willingness to listen.

Bourne Grammar School is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all students and staff, both current and prospective, and in this position, you will actively support an environment and culture that values diversity and inclusion.

Further details about the role

Applications are invited to join the Spanish Department, rated as an outstanding department by OFSTED in the most recent OFSTED inspection in October 2022. The department strives to be at the forefront of teaching and learning in the School and is passionate about teaching Spanish in a dynamic and inspirational way.

Spanish is a core subject in Bourne Grammar School which follows our School’s ethos of developing a challenging and academically ambitious curriculum for our students. Therefore, we want to inspire in our pupils a love for languages and raise their awareness of different cultures in the world. We aim to create opportunities for students to enrich their personal development through exposure to a new language and culture.

The Spanish department is well established. We are a team of nine teachers and one Language Assistant. There are four native speakers in the department. We pride ourselves on our ethos of supportive and collaborative working and we have a wide variety of resources to support teaching and learning.

Our curriculum is academically ambitious in such a way that at all Key Stages, Spanish provision goes beyond the text books that we follow and extension tasks are a regular part of lessons and homework. There is a heavy use of Target Language in the classroom both by pupils and teachers. Some lessons are delivered almost entirely in Spanish. In KS3 there is an introduction of lots of grammar which is consolidated and built upon in KS4. From Year 7, students are exposed to grammatical terms and are expected to understand and use these when referring to language. At GCSE level, the top sets are taught an academically demanding course which goes far beyond the limitations of the GCSE in order to prepare our top linguists for A Level. At A Level, our students discuss current and complex topics with a native speaker and have to access and understand a variety of authentic materials.

Classes in Year 7 have 6-hour periods per fortnight. From Years 8 to 11, students receive 5-hour periods per fortnight. Spanish is a popular option at A-level and students receive 9 hours per fortnight with a weekly speaking session with our Language Assistant in small groups. In Year 8 students have the opportunity to go to Spain to further enrich their studies. A-Level students also get the opportunity to visit Seville to enhance their understanding of the cultural elements of the course whilst receiving language lessons.

Grades are excellent at both GCSE and A-level. In the last set of results, 47% of the GCSE cohort achieved a grade 7-9. At A-level, 80% of our students achieved A*-A.

Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 23 May 2024.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Bourne Grammar School

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1708 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01778 422 288

We are an oversubscribed mixed selective school serving Bourne, Stamford and Peterborough. Our students are well-behaved and motivated and are taught in modern and well-resourced facilities. The school offers 240 places to students in Year 7 and, with a growing Sixth Form of over 500, has expanded to become one of the largest grammar schools in the country. The vast majority of Year 11 students transfer into our Sixth Form where students are offered a choice of 26 A-Level subjects.

The best atmosphere, the best support, the best results

This is our purpose statement - we have no long or complicated mission statement. The order of the purpose statement is deliberate; we believe that if we get the atmosphere and support right then, given our able students and committed staff, good results will follow. The atmosphere is special and cherished by us all and something that interview candidates often remark upon. We are a large and busy school and our students are well-behaved, motivated and want to be here and their parents/carers want them to be here. Most of the students, most of the time, want to learn and enjoy lessons which are well-taught and engaging.

The teaching staff body numbers around 100 teachers supported by 40 non-teaching colleagues. All teaching staff are subject specialists and are only required to teach their own subject. Staff absence is very low, as is staff turnover. Staff who do leave often do so for promoted posts. All teaching staff at Bourne Grammar School are issued with a laptop and other benefits including no breaktime, lunchtime or bus supervision duties and free on-site parking. Tea and coffee are freely available in our two large staffrooms.

Arranging a visit to Bourne Grammar School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@bourne-grammar.lincs.sch.uk.

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