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Teacher of French - Full-time/Part-time

Borden Grammar School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4527-286T
  • Posted:09/02/2023
  • Pay:MPS/ UPS
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:03/03/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Teacher of French   (MPS/UPS)

Full-time preferred, part-time (0.8) considered

Start date: as soon as possible


Information for Applicants

Modern Foreign Languages at Borden Grammar School are highly successful due to a strong team ethos and willingness to adopt innovative styles of language teaching. French and Spanish are both well established and popular options at GCSE in Key Stage 4 and at A level in Key Stage 5.  Extra-curricular visits to France and Spain enhance classroom learning; a willingness on the part of the successful applicant to contribute to this ethos would be an advantage.

This is a post for a suitably qualified and ambitious French teacher that wants to join a welcoming and supportive department. The school is open to employing either an experienced colleague, or someone new entering the profession.  You will be committed to upholding high standards in all areas of school life and can show the potential to contribute a great deal to the future development of the French Department at Borden. Your appointment will help the school to maintain the high standards achieved within MFL across all key stages and you will be supported in preparing for the demands of the new MFL curriculum and assessment framework.

Our recent Ofsted report praised the school as a “harmonious community” and the successful applicant should be reassured that they will be joining a school that holds challenge, relationships and individuality as an important part of its ethos.

Application process

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm on Friday 3 March, however the school reserves the right to consider the merit of early applications.  If you would like to apply please return a fully completed application form (leaving no gaps in employment) to Ms Lara Bateman, PA to Headteacher at lbateman@bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk .  Please do not submit a CV, however a covering letter as a continuation of the application form is acceptable.

Information about the school

Borden is a vibrant and purposeful grammar school for boys. The school is part of a thriving post-16 partnership and has female students in the Sixth Form. Borden provides a stimulating learning environment for its students and is committed to their protection and safety. Borden became an Academy in January 2012. Borden is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Borden values of kindness, creativity, resilience, courageousness and respect are underpinned by our strong belief in the importance of effort - “striving forward together”.

Borden Grammar is committed to:

• Challenging and inspiring our students to achieve their personal aspirations. • Encouraging the pursuit of excellence in academic, sporting and cultural spheres. • Providing a caring environment that enables our students to thrive socially and academically. • Maximising the advantage, that being a boys’ grammar school can bring to our students, our parents, our local community and beyond.

The school underwent successful Ofsted Inspections in November 2016 and November 2021. The inspectors concluded that:

• All staff share the Headteacher’s ambitious vision which focuses on the achievement of every student within a highly supportive and harmonious community. • Parents, staff and students are exceptionally positive about the standards of behaviour and safety in the school. • Students arrive at their lessons hungry to learn and engage enthusiastically with classroom activities. • The relationship between teachers and students is a particularly strong feature of the school and helps to ensure that there is an exceptionally positive climate for learning.

We are a school that cares for its staff as well as students. As an example, here are some of the things we offer: ● Free Benenden Healthcare, flu jabs, counselling and therapy dog, ● Parking available on site for all staff and members of the cycle to work scheme, ● Wellbeing charter signatories with an active wellbeing and workload committee, ● No more than one directed meeting a week and early finishes before events.

GDPR Summary Notice:

Candidates should understand that when submitting their application form they are giving consent to the following: • All application forms and supporting statements are held on all candidates for six months and are shredded thereafter; • The successful candidate’s application and employment records will be kept for six years after their termination of employment; • Employees details are shared with appropriate third parties such as Teachers’ Pensions, Human Resources, etc.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Lara Wilton
  • Address:Borden Grammar School, Avenue Of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4DB
  • Telephone: 01795 424192
  • Email: lbateman@bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk


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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.