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Teacher of French and Spanish

Teacher of French and Spanish

Permanent; Full time; Term time only

Commencing: September 2024

Closing date: Friday 23 February 2024 at 12 noon

An opportunity has arisen for a talented and passionate Teacher of French and Spanish to join the Languages and Culture Curriculum Group at Haileybury.

French is a well-established part of the Modern Languages curriculum. A consistently high number of pupils select it at IGCSE, a significant proportion of whom continue their studies of this language in the Sixth Form. 

Beyond the curriculum, the French team works with pupils in areas such as, the linguistics, history, politics and culture of France. Outside the classroom, the department offers trips to France, a debating club and various society events in order to enhance both intercultural and linguistic understanding.

Spanish is taught from Lower School 2 (Year 8) through to Upper Sixth in both A Level and International Baccalaureate (IB).

In the Lower and Middle School, pupils study a variety of topics and grammar related to the Spanish-speaking world. Sixth Form lessons are focused on a more in-depth study of topic areas, such as current affairs and contemporary issues. The Spanish Department offers study trips abroad and pupils attend literature and film conferences within the UK. Sixth Form pupils have access to peer mentoring and participate in annual debating competitions.

Please see the candidate brief for more information.

About Haileybury

Haileybury is an independent co-educational boarding and day school of around 900 pupils aged 11 to 18. 

Haileybury has an outstanding national and international reputation, and was recently judged by the ISI to be excellent in all areas.  We are academically selective, and as such teachers are expected to support pupils to be intellectually curious, reflective and collaborative. Innovation in teaching and learning is at the heart of school development, and candidates should have a commitment to exploring a variety of teaching methods to motivate and inspire pupils.

Colleagues contribute fully to the co-curricular and pastoral life of the School.  The School has exceptional facilities supporting an extensive co-curricular offering and excellent pastoral care.

Haileybury is situated on a beautiful 500-acre estate in Hertfordshire. Full time members of the teaching staff are usually provided with school accommodation, situated either on or near the school site.

The School offers exciting career development opportunities, supported by a comprehensive professional development programme.

Other benefits include pension, private healthcare, and substantial fee remission.  Teachers have access to the School’s facilities including gyms, a swimming pool, tennis club, and our health and wellbeing centres. 

How to apply

To apply for the above position, please complete the attached application form in full, with reference to the enclosed candidate brief and return it to teacherrecruitment@haileybury.com by Friday 23 February at 12 noon.

Please be aware that we cannot consider an application unless the application form has been filled in completely, including details of your full employment history.

The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date; candidates are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The School has a diverse pupil body and is committed to its strategy of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from candidates with a wide range of backgrounds to enrich our collective knowledge and experience.  Appointments will be made on merit.

Please see full details of our Privacy Notice for Staff and Recruitment Policy.

Haileybury is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants for the above post must be willing to undergo child protection vetting, including reference checks with previous employers, prohibition checks and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Candidate Brief

Application Form