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Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages - Full-time

St Simon Stock Catholic School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5432-65T
  • Posted:10/11/2022
  • Pay:MPS - UPS
  • Start Date:January/April 23
  • App Close Date:27/11/2022 at 22:00
  • Interviews:Week of 28 November, 2022


We are an excellent school with a secure track record of dynamic and enthusiastic teaching and learning.  We are in the second highest performing non-selective school in Kent, as published recently by the Department of Education.  We are seeking an enthusiastic and well-qualified linguist who is able to teach French KS3 & 4 and Spanish all key stages within the department.

We have an innovative department who effectively use creative strategies to reduce workload and to inspire excellent progress for students in Years 7-13. We are affiliated with a number of reputable professional partnerships, and offer a variety of high quality Continuing Professional Development opportunities.

Our students are a credit to the values of our school, and all visitors to our school comment positively on the excellent standards of behavior, courtesy and good nature of the students they encounter whilst spending time here at St Simon Stock Catholic School.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be able to inspire and motivate students to achieve their full potential, and instil a love of learning Languages.
  • Be able to teach ideally both Spanish and French to all key stages. Possibly French to key stage 3 & 4.
  • Have good subject knowledge and is familiar with AQA examination board.
  • Be part of a team and will contribute to the ongoing development of this successful Modern Foreign Languages department.
  • Promote and share their passion for languages.
  • Set appropriate and challenging work for all students
  • Be comfortable promoting Catholic values and ethos, but does not necessarily have to be Catholic.

We welcome applications from both experienced and newer members of the teaching profession. 

Application details: 

Closing date for applications: 27 of November 2022

Interviews to be held on: Week of 28 of November 2022

We look forward to hearing from you.



Information about the school

St Simon Stock Catholic School is a Catholic secondary school located in Maidstone, Kent and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership (KCSP). This multi-academy trust (MAT), established by the Archdiocese of Southwark for Catholic education across Kent, currently comprises of 25 academies (20 primary and 5 secondary schools).

St Simon Stock is an over-subscribed, co-educational, high achieving school with a long tradition of academic success. We have over 1100 students on roll, including over 200 in Sixth Form and a staff of almost 100.

We value all our students equally and welcome the wide variety of cultures and experiences they bring to our school.

By modelling exemplary behaviour towards each other, carrying out service to others in school, at home and in the wider community, students develop a strong work ethic and sense of personal achievement helping them to take their place in the wider world.

We are rated by Ofsted as a Good Provider and in our last denominational inspection we were graded as Outstanding.

All applicants need to have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for these roles.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Susan Smith - HR Hub
  • Address:Oakwood Park, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0JP
  • Telephone: 01622 754551 x 1148
  • Email: hr@ssscs.co.uk

Fax: (01622) 691439


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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.