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Subject Leader Of Languages - Full-time

The Norton Knatchbull School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-4528-154T
  • Posted:18/05/2020
  • Pay:Depending on experience
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:25/05/2020 at 16:00
  • Interviews:as soon as possible



Required September 2020

This is a full time permanent position.  We welcome applicants from either selective or wide ability settings, who are keen to work with high achieving and motivated students.  The successful applicant will be expected to have experience of teaching French or Spanish up to and including A Level, and a proven track record of examination success, as well as the ability to teach French or Spanish in KS3.  He/she must be an excellent classroom practitioner who leads by example, able to inspire and ambitious in their expectations of both colleagues and students.

Students at Norton Knatchbull School have historically studied one of French, German or Spanish from Year 7 through to GCSE. Whilst we remain committed to all students studying at least one language to GCSE we have taken the decision to consolidate our languages teaching to two – Spanish and French – with the gradual growing out of German over the next few years. The role will involve the subject leadership of French/Spanish as well as working with and leading TLR holders in French/Spanish and German (whilst this is phased out). This is an exciting time to take on a role which will raise the profile of language study and European culture at NKS, working with a committed and creative team of teachers. The Subject Leader post attracts a TLR 2 (c).  

For an application form, visit our school website at www.nks.kent.sch.uk   Please send the completed application form together with a letter of application, of no more than 2 sides of A4 to

Mrs. S. Butcher, P.A. to the Headteacher, either by post or email sbutcher@nks.kent.sch.uk. For applicants already working at the school please send a letter of application only.  For applicants currently serving as teachers, one of the referees should be your current Headteacher or Acting Headteacher. 

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 25th May 2020.  We reserve the right to interview prior to this date depending on applications received. The selection process will involve a teaching activity with students, an opportunity to meet with colleagues in the Department and a panel interview. Depending on Government guidance in relation to Covid-19 this may be carried out virtually.

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.

All new recruits to the school will be further supported by a comprehensive Induction Programme and a Mentor.

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 has a rich and long history. Set up over 350 years ago as Ashford Grammar School by Sir Norton Knatchbull. 7 FE grammar school with girls in 6th form. Students well motivated, pleasant and able. Kent Grammar Schools admit the top 25% of the ability range. Relationships with KCC and all local schools is exceptionally good. Ashford is an expanding market and railway town, unemployment very low, housing in Ashford reasonably priced.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01233) 633668


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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.