26 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1 year - Sep'23 to Aug'24

Pay scale

M1 to UPS3

What skills and experience we're looking for

Candidates suitable for the role will:

  • be confident in teaching Spanish to Key Stage 4 and both Spanish and French to Key Stage 3 students. New teachers will be supported in developing the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching to A level over a period of time
  • be confident in teaching both languages to high achieving students
  • be an excellent classroom practitioner, who is prepared to engage with evidence based research in their teaching
  • be willing to use a range of strategies to teach across the ability range
  • be passionate about personal and professional development and demonstrate a willingness to engage with the findings of evidence-based research through our whole school CPD programme.
  • help extend and enrich students’ school experiences beyond the curriculum
  • have the ability to communicate effectively with staff, students and parents

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • the opportunity to join highly successful and collaborative Spanish and French departments with a range of expertise
  • a well-established curriculum with high quality lesson resources available for all key stages
  • a stimulating and creative environment in a school where extra-curricular activities flourish
  • a diverse workplace, with an engaged student and staff community who are currently collaborating on a review of the school’s approach to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • a two-week October half term
  • a caring environment where the work-life balance of teachers is proactively supported by the governors and senior leadership team.
  • a wide range of online paid resources to support teaching and learning
  • numerous other benefits (please see our attached information pack)

Further details about the role

Both Spanish and French are popular subject choices at GCSE and A Level, with a number pursuing dual language GCSEs. Our languages departments supported the achievement of an extraordinary set of grades in the summer with 96% of Spanish and 83% of French GCSE grades respectively at level 9-8, and 100% A*-A in both languages at A level. Both languages are ably supported by specialist Foreign Language Assistants.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@tiffingirls.org

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About The Tiffin Girls' School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1229 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

The Tiffin Girls’ School, a selective state school and stand-alone Academy, is a vibrant and happy community where the students take centre stage. The school is currently home to 1,231 students, aged between 11 and 18, and as we start our 142nd year, has been providing an education where students can live up to the school’s motto sapere aude - dare to be wise. The school prides itself on encouraging students to aspire to excellence in everything they do, whether that be: academic excellence, a passion and enthusiasm for the creative and performing arts, sporting prowess, or student leadership. A broad and challenging curriculum sits alongside a stimulating and rewarding range of extracurricular activities, many of which are student-led, and these elements of school life combine to develop inquisitive, confident, dynamic and successful young people ready for their future lives as global citizens.

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