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French Language Assistant - Part-time

The Norton Knatchbull School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-4528-269S
  • Posted:07/12/2023
  • Pay:£32,725 FTE / £4,486.60 pro rata
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:18/12/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


The Norton Knatchbull School is looking to appoint a part-time French Language Assistant to provide support to students in Years 10, 11 and 13 for 6 hours per week, term time only (38 weeks). This is a fixed term contract until 31st August 2023, at which point this will be reviewed. The role is paid hourly based on an annual salary of £32,725 FTE / £4,486.60 pro rata (6 hours).

You will be a native / near native French speaker, excellent communicator, and team player. You should be committed to helping pupils to develop their oral fluency throughout the school and be prepared to support native and non-native students of French in their preparation for the oral part of public examinations (GCSE and A level).

Knowledge and experience of the GCSE (AQA) A level (Edexcel) curriculums and the requirements for the speaking examination would be advantageous; however, inhouse training and guidance will be provided.

Please look on our website www.nks.kent.sch.uk for a Job Description and an application form. Please send your completed application form to Mrs C Dunton (HR Officer), by email to cdunton@nks.kent.sch.uk.

Deadline for applications: 9 am – Monday 18th December 2023.

Interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter. We reserve the right to interview prior to this date depending on applications received. NKS is committed to the Continuing Professional Development of all our staff. We support our employees in career development and respect initiative and ambition. As such we are committed to using Performance Management; formal and informal training; coaching and mentoring; and peer support to ensure the progression of our staff. In return we expect commitment and a desire to improve and excel from our colleagues.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Only candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted.

Information about the school

The Norton Knatchbull School is a popular and highly regarded selective school for boys aged 11-18 which admits a growing number of girls into its sixth form. Having proudly served the local community of Ashford in Kent since the 17th century, they combine traditional values with a forward-looking and vibrant learning environment where young people are nurtured to become considerate, confident and well-rounded individuals.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Catriona Dunton
  • Address:Hythe Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0QJ
  • Telephone: 01233 620045
  • Email: cdunton@nks.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.