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Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages

Park High School is a fantastic place to work and develop as a teacher.  We’d love you to come and join us!

We are now seeking to appoint a colleague who shares our passion for learning and our determination to change lives through the education we provide.

Applications from both experienced and Early Career Teachers would be warmly welcomed.  

If you are a genuinely passionate and committed teacher who wants to work in a school where teaching is a pleasure, and in a school that puts learning at the heart of all it does, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Appointment for as soon as available

Permanent, Full Time - Outer London pay scale

Closing date: Tuesday 26th March 2024 at 9AM.

Details and an application form may be downloaded from the school's websitePlease also submit a Supporting Statement of no more than 2 sides of A4.  Applications should be returned to the HR Department at hr@parkhighstanmore.org.uk.

1.      Introduction

We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher who wants to join an excellent department and is able to teach French, Spanish or German to GCSE.  This post is suitable either for a teacher who is currently in training (ECT) or someone who would like to widen their experience. This post offers real opportunities for professional and career development.

Park High is an 11-18 mixed multi-ethnic comprehensive school of almost 1600 students, situated in the London Borough of Harrow. There are very high achievement levels and excellent facilities.

We can offer:

  • An exciting learning environment where challenging, innovative, and engaging learning is at the core of all we do. 
  • An award-winning vibrant school which continues to achieve extremely high standards, both in Harrow and beyond.
  • A genuine and active pursuit of well-being for all members of our community.
  • Excellent outcomes with a significantly positive Progress 8 score and zero NEETS.
  • Students who exhibit excellent behaviour for learning and a desire to acquire knowledge and improve themselves.
  • A supportive, enthusiastic, and inspiring team within which to grow and develop.
  • An opportunity to develop your craft of teaching across two Key Stages.
  • Generous no contact time to aid effective planning and preparation.

2.      Curriculum, staffing and resources  

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving Modern Foreign Languages Department in which French, Spanish and German are taught by committed subject specialists.   Students study one of the three languages we offer until year 9 and are taught in mixed ability groups until year 11.  We work with AQA at both KS4 and KS5. 

The principal element of language learning at Park High School is communication and, as such, the ability to use language confidently in real life situations is our main goal. The department has done considerable work developing our curriculum and assessments which prepare students for the challenges of GCSE and beyond and students follow a coherent curriculum which allow them to continuously revisit and build on previous language.  Outcomes are consistently high, and we have high expectations of all students. We actively teach them to be aware of how they learn, encouraging everyone to make the right decisions about their learning to ensure success.

3.      Staff development

Park High School recognises that its staff are our greatest resource and so we invest time and effort into everyone’s professional development. We offer an extensive programme of professional development, which offers a whole range of opportunities for colleagues to develop their potential within and beyond Park High School.   Professional development underpins all our work.

Staff development is highly regarded, and we have strong partnerships with universities and other higher education institutions, and we actively support our staff in pursuing Master’s and other higher qualifications.

"Quality assurance, continuing professional development and performance development all work together well. Training is high quality and often personalised. There is an impressive suite of in-house training resources and these match school values and priorities." Challenge Partners 2024

4.      Pastoral role

All staff are involved in the tutorial system, most as tutors with tutor groups.  This is an important part of our work.

We are committed to the delivery of Personal Social Health Citizenship & Economic Education (PSHCEe) which all teachers as tutors are expected to teach. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHCEe develops the qualities and attributes students need to thrive both as individuals and members of society. We have a high-quality provision of PSHCEe at Park which has been recognised nationally.

Extensive support and CPD is provided for practitioners of the subject. Teaching this subject provides an invaluable opportunity to further develop your pastoral provision as a tutor, in addition to growing professionally by participating in the delivery of our outstanding provision.  

 

            

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and the successful applicant must provide satisfactory references and will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.