Teacher of French or German We are looking for a well qualified, dedicated and enthusiastic teacher of French or German to KS5 and a second language to KS3 starting 1st September 2007. We require someone who is capable of teaching in their language speciality across the whole age and ability range, including GCSE and A Level. The Modern Language department consists of a team of subject specialists: Sylvaine Valmalette-Wright Head of Modern Languages (i/c of French) Emma Gratzkowski Head of German Sarina Williamson Teacher of MFL & Head of Enrichment Kerry Bate Teacher of MFL Anna Scantlebury Teacher of MFL & Head of Year 11 Vacancy Teacher of MFL Both French and German have equal status in the school with each year group all learning one of those languages in Key Stage 3. Currently years 7, 9 and 11 are learning French and years 8 and 10, German. At Post 16, in Sept year 12 will study French and year 13 will study German. The department follows the AQA specification in both French and German at GCSE, and at A Level, Edexcel for German and AQA for French. In Key Stage 3, pupils studying German follow the Logo course and in French, Voilà, which has an integrated ICT package. In Key Stage 4, Francoscope is used in French and Fokus Deutsch in German. A variety of resources are used at A Level. Following the completion of our new build project in August 2007, the department will have six classrooms suited together in a block. All classrooms have an interactive whiteboard and two will be equipped with a bank of 15 - 20 individual computers. In addition, video-conferencing facilities are available. ICT is developing across the department as a tool for learning and all teachers have a laptop. We are an enthusiastic department and are used to working as a team. We share good practice and resources and we are always ready to support each other. We welcome a diversity of teaching styles and approaches. Every year, we are involved in mentoring ITT students and appreciate their new ideas. We’re a forward looking department aiming at developing the provision of Modern Languages further at KS4 and Post 16 as well as considering introducing a third foreign language.
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