Teacher of French

Teacher of French

Salary: MPS/UPS

To start September 2022

Kingsway Park High School was established in 2010 and joined the Altus Education Partnership in February 2022. We are now a very popular oversubscribed school (1350 students in years 7-11 and 190 staff) located in central Rochdale. We are very proud of the high-quality facilities, resources, and environment that we provide for both staff and students. We hold our school values of Kindness, Perseverance, Helpfulness, and Success at the core of everything we do and everything we expect from our students.

Kingsway Park High School are looking to appoint a new or experienced teacher of KS3 and 4 French who is looking for a new challenge and is enthusiastic at the prospect of joining an exciting, and forward-thinking team. We use a mixture of Conti and Michel Thomas style activities to promote confidence in our students. Pre-Covid we organised several trips abroad and in the UK, and are looking forward to planning more in the future. In addition, we have strong links with Rochdale 6th Form and work together to promote language learning at further education level and beyond. We currently teaches French and Spanish and are keen to continue our dynamic development of community languages. The department contains outstanding practitioners to share best practice and it prides itself on continuous improvement for all.

The successful candidate needs to have a real passion for their subject and to be up to date with best practice and raising outcomes in MFL. The ideal candidate will be willing to help raise the profile for MFL within the whole school context. The MFL department at Kingsway Park High School is a supportive and hardworking team that is well resourced with a suite of language classrooms and a workroom for the staff.  This supports the department in working cohesively to support less experienced members of the team and to share excellent practice.

What you’ll need to succeed

Applications are welcomed from colleagues with relevant experience of teaching (or training to teach) French at KS3 and 4, and a real passion for learning languages.

It is extremely important that all staff members have high expectations of themselves and the students they teach and share our ethos that every student is valued.  We want staff to be the very best that they can be.

To have an informal, confidential discussion and to find out how to apply, please contact Paula Read at Hays Education on 07966403947 or paula.read@hays.com

Visits to the school would be welcomed and can be organised by contacting Elin Jeanmaire, Curriculum Leader for MFL, on ejeanmaire@kingswaypark.org

The closing date for all applications is. 9am Monday 27th of June

Interviews will be held w/c Monday 27th of June

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring and background check.

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Kingsway Park High School

Turf Hill Road
OL16 4XA