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Foreign Language Assistant - Term Time

Sandwich Technology School, Sandwich

  • Ref:KCC886-5463-471S
  • Posted:26/09/2022
  • Pay:£13,179 0 £13,929 (pro rata to £19,389 to £20,493)
  • Start Date:1st January 2023
  • App Close Date:30/10/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


Hours: 30 per week, term time only

Band 4 £13,179 - £13,929 (pro rata to £19,389 - £20,493)

Contract type: Fixed term 1st January 2023 to 31st August 2023 to cover absence within the department.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Sandwich Technology school on a temporary basis. We are seeking to appoint a dedicated  French and/or Spanish Language Assistant to work effectively with students to develop and practice their oral language skills and to contribute generally to the Modern Languages Department.

The successful candidate will be confident in French and/or Spanish (both oral and written),have excellent interpersonal skills, be enthusiastic, positive and committed to supporting our students.  In return the school can offer excellent CPD opportunities and a supportive and friendly team to work with.

Please note that should sufficient applications be received this advert may close earlier than stated, so if you are interested in this position please apply now.

Information about the school

STS is an 11 to 18, mixed, secondary school that has an excellent reputation across Kent where "Pupils engage well in learning. They enjoy their lessons and behave well. Pupils show respect for each other and value the work their teachers do to support them" (OFSTED May 2019).

The success of our students from Year 7 through to the Sixth Form is due to the ‘can do, will do’ attitude that is the hallmark of staff and students alike. At STS we ‘Hold fast that which is good’: a broad and engaging curriculum; interesting, inspiring and innovative classroom practice; as well as a whole host of enriching extra-curricular activity. Throughout their time at STS the students are provided with quality advice, support and guidance to help them progress and grow academically, personally and vocationally. We recognise and celebrate diversity and understand that a ‘one size fits all’ approach is inappropriate for the unique individuals we serve.

What is it like to work for us?

We pride ourselves on our friendly, purposeful and supportive working environment where staff can develop professionally and meet their own career aspirations. Please read the quotes below from current staff members as to what it is like to work at Sandwich Technology School.

"There's a balance of warmth and professionalism; ambition is encouraged and innovation is welcomed."

"The amount of autonomy and trust is really amazing here..... I have been given the chance to teach in my own way, yet have a supportive and collaborative department that shares ideas"

"I am free to take risks and try new things and share my experience with others."

"There is a rich CPD offering that supports research based methods informed by experience."

"Staff actively support each other through tough times, both personal and professional."

"There is plenty of opportunities for aspiring leaders at all levels."

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01304 610100


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.