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Head Of Japanese - Full-time

Dartford Grammar School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-5406-184T
  • Posted:07/05/2019
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + TLR 2b + LFA
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:20/05/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBA



Enjoy teaching at


Roll: 1486 (596 in the sixth form)

(Boys 11-18, Girls 16-18)


required for September 2019 (or January 2020 by negotiation)


An enthusiastic and committed teacher to lead an important department in a school offering excellence within the state sector. In September 2018 the school became a Hub of Excellence in MFL Pedagogy, a new government initiative to raise standards and interest in languages, working as one of nine lead schools in the country.


All students study two Modern Foreign Languages to GCSE standard and all sixth form students study a Modern Foreign Language as part of their post 16 studies.  Japanese is offered to 90 Year 7 students on entry and the school operates an exciting and innovative Japanese Excellence Programme.  A willingness to be involved in the extensive programme of exchanges is required. 

This post offers exceptional opportunities to an outstanding teacher seeking additional responsibilities with significant amounts of Sixth Form MFL teaching in a school with an international reputation for MFL. 

Dartford Grammar School is one of the highest performing schools nationally at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5, with excellent facilities designated as ’outstandingly successful’ in successive national and international inspections.  The ability to teach Japanese up to KS5 is essential.  Teaching another subject up to KS4 (not necessarily a second language) and a willingness to be an active participant in the extra-curricular life of the school would be an advantage.

We are keen to hear from you if you are:

  • an excellent classroom practitioner
  • committed to raising achievement and transforming learning
  • well-organised, conscientious and able to work effectively as part of a team

For further details and an application pack please contact the school (telephone: 01322 223039; fax: 01322 291426; e-mail: adennett@dartfordgrammarschool.org.uk)

Please return a completed application form, to the Headmaster, Mr W J Oakes, Dartford Grammar School, West Hill, Dartford, Kent DA1 2HW.

Closing date: Monday 20th May 2019

Interview date to be confirmed

(The school may interview early in the case of an exceptional candidate)

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants

Information about the school

The Sunday Times IB School of the Year 2017 and 2020

Dartford Grammar School is a selective academy for boys, admitting girls to its sixth form. There are six forms of entry in each year group and all of the students joining the school are from the top 25% of the ability range. The students come from Dartford, neighbouring towns and villages, and nearby London boroughs. The current roll is 1,510, including 591 in the sixth form.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01322 291426


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.