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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 June 2024

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time

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What skills and experience we're looking for

The Norton Knatchbull School is looking for a full time Teacher of Spanish. This is a permanent position. We welcome applicants from either selective or wide ability settings, who are keen to work with high achieving and motivated students. The successful applicant will be expected to have experience of teaching Spanish up to and including A Level. The ability to teach French to at least KS3 would be an advantage, although not a requirement. This post is suitable for an ECT or equally a more experienced colleague looking for a new challenge. We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner who can inspire both colleagues and students and lead by example.

The Modern Foreign Languages department at Norton Knatchbullissmall yet very well resourced. We approach the teaching of languages through well-planned lessons thatinterweave EPI activities withexplicit grammar and vocabulary instruction. Weoperateon a collaborative planning policy andaim tomaximise student potential while ensuring that teachers retainagood work-life balance.

Students at NKSstart their languagelearning journey in year 7 choosing between French or Spanish. They then carry on studying this language on a compulsory 5-year path all the way to GCSEas part of their Ebacc. Although still small, our A level cohorts have been growing in numbers in the last few years and it isour priority to increase the uptake. We follow the AQA specification for GCSE and Edexcel for A level.

What the school offers its staff

In return the school will be able to offer you a supportive and friendly work environment, CPD and career progression.

NKS is committed to the continuing Professional Development and Equal Opportunities for all our staff. We support our employees in career development and respect initiative and ambition. As such we are committed to using Performance Management; formal and informal training; coaching and mentoring; and peer support to ensure the progression of our staff. In return we expect commitment and a desire to improve and excel from our colleagues. It is important for our students to understand and experience the strength and depth of a diverse community and we aim to create a culture that encourages and values diversity, and that appoints, rewards, and promotes staff based on merit. To show our commitment to this, the school is actively working towards the Race Charter Mark.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Norton Knatchbull School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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About The Norton Knatchbull School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1274 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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The Norton Knatchbull School is a popular and highly regarded selective school for boys aged 11-18 which admits a growing number of girls into its sixth form. Having proudly served the local community of Ashford in Kent since the 17th century, they combine traditional values with a forward-looking and vibrant learning environment where young people are nurtured to become considerate, confident and well-rounded individuals.

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