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Submitted by Anonymous on 6 March, 2018 - 15:56
Gosforth Federated Academies require a Teacher of Mandarin Chinese
<p>This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees<br />Gosforth Federated Academies &#45; Principal: Hugh Robinson<br /><br />Gosforth Academy<br />Knightsbridge,<br />Great North Road<br />Gosforth<br />Newcastle upon Tyne<br />NE3 2JH<br /><br />Start date: September 2018<br />Contract type: Full time <br />Contract term: Permanent<br /><br />As one of the first schools in the North East selected to participate in the exciting Swire Chinese Language Programme, Gosforth Academy is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and exceptional teacher of Mandarin. This is an exciting project which aims to generate an interest in Chinese culture and provide opportunity for students to acquire vital skills in what is recognised as one of the most important languages for the UK’s future. Alongside traditional classroom teaching, the project offers extensive opportunities for exchanges and visits to China, and the chance to deliver an outreach programme working in a range of diverse schools from reception to Year 13. <br /><br />Gosforth Federated Academies comprises three schools (Gosforth Academy, Gosforth Junior High Academy and North Gosforth Academy). Two are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. The school population is richly diverse and over 30 different languages are currently spoken here. You will join a professional modern languages department noted for the sharing of effective pedagogy, and you will become a part of the family of 10 SWIRE Chinese Language Centres around the country that regularly meet to improve and expand Chinese teaching in the UK. We work closely with our feeder schools in the three tier system and with our partners at Heaton Manor. The successful candidate will be expected to teach curriculum lessons at North Gosforth Academy and Gosforth as well as outreach work in the Gosforth and North Gosforth Academy family of schools. <br /><br />This is an amazing opportunity for educators with a genuine passion for Chinese culture to enjoy teaching a range of age-groups within both formal and less conventional environments. Gosforth Academy has a thrilling future with the establishment of new schools within our multi-academy trust. We are seeking to establish a hub of excellence in Chinese teaching; ultimately leading to a significant number of candidates at GCSE and A level. There are opportunities within this project for teachers specialising in both primary and secondary sectors.<br /><br />If you can deliver a high quality, lively curriculum to challenge and inspire all of our students we would like to hear from you. If you would like to discuss the role please contact Fin Davidson, Leader of Teaching and Learning for Chinese, at the above address.<br /><br />What we need:<br />• A passion for languages<br />• The ability to teach Mandarin across two key stages<br />• Excellent organisational skills<br />• Consistently high expectations of students and yourself<br />• Excellent communication and ICT skills<br />• An ability to work effectively within a supportive team environment<br />• A keen interest in development and sharing of effective teaching and learning strategies in MFL<br />• A commitment to fresh and exciting methods of delivering the curriculum;<br /><br />We can offer you:<br />• An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals<br />• Enthusiastic and motivated students<br />• An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development<br />• A large, vibrant Sixth form<br />• A school with its community at heart<br />• Low-cost membership to an on-site gym and excellent sports facilities<br />• An exciting programme of staff ‘well-being’ activities, from Football to Surfing&#38;#33;<br /><br />If you share our community’s ethos of progression, diversity and dynamism then we would be delighted to hear from you.<br /> <br />Gosforth Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.<br /> <br />If you have any queries, please email Alternatively visit our website Completed application forms to be returned to Mr Hugh Robinson, Principal. <br /><br />Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018 at 12noon<br />Interviews: Tuesday 27 March 2018</p>
MPS/UPS &#163;22,917 - &#163;33,824 per annum, pro rata, depending on relevant teaching experience
Gosforth Academy, Knightsbridge, Great North Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 2JH
Full time
9 March, 2018