Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

French Foreign Language Assistant - Fixed Term

The Rochester Grammar School , Rochester

  • Ref:KCC887-5445-128S
  • Posted:03/10/2023
  • Pay:£24,743 - £28,922 FTE (£12.83 - £14.99 per hr)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:15/10/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


PLEASE NOTE - This employer does not accept applications via Kent Teach, please apply directly by clicking here


French Foreign Language Assistant

Salary: TSAT Pay Group 3 £12.83 - £14.99 per hour - inclusive of  September pay increment

Hours per week: Part time 12 hours per week

Contract: Fixed Term to 31 May 2024


Rochester Grammar School are seeking a French Foreign Language Assistant to work across their French Department carrying out 1:1 and group interventions, helping raise attainment throughout.  Under direction of French teaching staff, the Foreign Language Assistant will take responsibility for weekly speaking lessons with individual students and/or small groups to include topic-related materials that will stimulate discussion. 

The successful candidate will supervise and support students in undertaking work including online packages, key skills or subject specific work set by the department, working with teaching staff to design packages of work for a lesson bank in order to enhance quality of learning.  They will practice specific examination skills and conduct practice examinations with individual students, together with undertaking individual tutoring of students as directed by the Curriculum Leader to support exam preparation.


What our Trust will offer you:

  • TSAT pay scales above national pay scales.
  • The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos. 
  • Excellent CPD opportunities across the Trust, wherever you are in your career. 
  • Focus on staff wellbeing, including 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, free flu vaccination and eye care vouchers.  
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy and Rochester Grammar School
  • Free parking in our secure staff car park
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • TSTARS Staff Recognition Programme, including seasonal rewards for all staff.  
  • Refer a Friend Scheme. 
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme. 


What you need to do now:

If you are interested in joining our team of ambitious and dynamic teachers alongside a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

To arrange an informal conversation about this role please contact Ruth Rivers via email – r.rivers@tsatrust.org.uk

If you experience any issues in applying for this role via our careers site please click here to submit a application via Microsoft Forms.   

If you are interested in hearing about other roles across our Trust sign up to our talent pool by clicking here


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process, please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk  


Information about the school

The Rochester Grammar School is the best school in Medway for progress

The Rochester Grammar School staff are dedicated to our ethos of “excellence for all” and we have the highest expectation for all our learners. We are a proud International Baccalaureate World School. Our students study the IB Diploma at Sixth Form and go on to attend outstanding universities.

What I enjoy most about the RGS Sixth Form is the support from the teachers and how passionate they are about their subjects. - Mabel, current Sixth Form student

Rochester Grammar School is a high-performing secondary which is part of the TSA Trust, a family of schools that work together to “improve the life chances”. The school achieved the UNICEF Bronze Rights Respecting School Award in September 2021. RGS is a school where diversity is celebrated as we create a safe and inspiring place for children to learn, where their rights are respected and they are able to develop their talents and abilities to their full potential.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Tracy Pocock
  • Address:The Rochester Grammar School, Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3BY
  • Telephone: 0333 360 2120
  • Email: recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.