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Teacher of Spanish Ks2-4 (Maternity Cover from 31St October 2022) - Full-time

Gad's Hill School, Rochester

  • Ref:KCC886-6007-189T
  • Posted:25/07/2022
  • Pay:GHS pay scale currently £26,310 and £39,822
  • Start Date:31st October 2022
  • App Close Date:26/08/2022 at 16:00
  • Interviews:asap

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Gad’s Hill School requires a talented and passionate teacher of Spanish for the duration of a Maternity Cover, anticipated to commence on 31st October 2022. The majority of teaching will be to classes in our Upper School (Key Stages 3 and 4), but will also include some work with the older pupils in our Lower School (Key Stage 2).

Spanish is compulsory up to the end of KS3, and from Lower Fourth (Year 9) upwards is taught as an option subject to small GCSE groups, where the school uses the AQA exam board. There are two teachers of Spanish in the School, with the second responsible for delivering lessons to our younger Lower School pupils.

Experience of teaching examination classes in GCSE MFL and of conducting speaking examinations will be essential.

Teaching staff are required to be present on-site from 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday in term time, plus to attend such evening and weekend events as the Headmaster may reasonably require.  

Information about the school

Gad’s Hill School operates as three distinct departments within one school. The Kindergarten takes children from age three in our Nursery through to Year 2. Here, alongside the foundation in literacy, numeracy, sciences and humanities, there is a strong emphasis on play, physical education, music and drama with all pupils performing in a number of short productions each year. The school places particular emphasis on communications and therefore pupils from Reception upwards receive twice weekly lessons in Spanish and also ICT.

The Juniors are two-form entry from Years 3-6. Our Junior pupils receive a high proportion of lessons with subject specialists; in particular Modern Languages (Spanish), DT, ICT, Art, Music, Science & Games. By Years 5 and 6 nearly all lessons are delivered by specialist tutors. In sport our students have the opportunity to represent the school in fixtures against other schools.

Our school is located geographically within a selective secondary system and historically many of our pupils would leave to attend grammar schools at the end of Lower Shell (Year 6). However, in the last few years, the growing success of our Charles Dickens Scholarship Award, providing financial assistance to the most able pupils from our own Lower School and many from the wider community, has resulted in the development of highly capable and aspirational cohorts at Key Stage 3. Our strength is to make the most of our small class sizes and supportive atmosphere to add significant value to every individual.

The Upper School generally has a two- or three-form entry. The curriculum is relatively broad, with all pupils taking a spread of subjects including Art, DT, Food & Nutrition, Spanish, Computer Science, Music and Drama. Students choose a range of options at the conclusion of Year 8. They follow a core of Maths, English (Literature & Language), Separate or Combined Science and CCF (comprising BTEC Teamwork & Personal Development and Institute of Leadership & Management diplomas). As options they may choose from History, Geography, Spanish, Art, Food & Nutrition, DT, Computer Science, Music, Drama and PE, and in recent years we have supplemented these options with Psychology and Statistics exam courses for our increasingly able cohorts.

At present there is no sixth form education at Gad’s Hill and pupils currently depart for local schools, colleges or other independents. In the last year we have partnered with the University for the Creative Arts and several of our leavers have commenced Extended Diploma courses with them.

Job Contact Information

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