JUNIOR SCHOOL [3-13]
TEACHER OF FRENCH (PART TIME MATERNITY COVER)
Cheltenham College is seeking an honours graduate to cover the part-time teaching of
French in Years 7 and 8, to cover a period of maternity leave. The post would equally suit an
NQT, or an experienced teacher and is for 8 lessons per week.
The College consists of two inter-dependent fee-paying schools within a single executive
structure. The Senior School [13-18], founded in 1841, is the oldest of the Victorian public
schools and is predominantly a boarding school of some 600 pupils, including a Sixth Form
of approximately 270 pupils. The Junior School [3-13] is largely a day school of some 400
pupils. Both schools are fully co-educational. The schools are situated in their own spacious
grounds near the centre of Cheltenham, a flourishing Cotswold town. They have fine
academic records and a considerable reputation for sport, drama and music.
The Modern Languages Department has been restructured and now shares staff with
Senior College in Years 7 & 8. Children are offered a choice of French or Spanish in Year 7
and they will experience other languages earlier in the school (Mandarin, Italian and
German). In Years 7 and 8 pupils are taught in sets, following a two year programme of
study, leading to their Common Entrance examinations. Every classroom is equipped with
an interactive whiteboard and the emphasis is on vibrant and exciting lessons. The College
has a thriving MFL department with French, German and Spanish taught to A level.
Expectations of Full Time Staff
Members of Common Room are expected to teach their subject[s], to make contributions to
the activities and co-curricular programmes and to help with staff duties during the day.
Although hours of work are not specified precisely, the working day begins with a
registration period at 8.15 am and the school day ends at 4.20pm. Activities and preps
follow until 6.00pm. Outside of the formal term times they are expected to be in College for
College or departmental INSET and to be available to fulfil any reasonable duties.
Chapel is central to College life reflecting its Christian foundation. On Fridays all members
of Common Room are expected to attend this service with the pupils. Attendance at our
occasional Sunday services is also expected (approximately twice a term).
The College sets the highest professional standards in every respect.
Terms and Conditions:
The College has its own salary scale.
Service with the College is pensionable in accordance with the Teachers’ Pension
Scheme and permanent members of staff are entitled to a substantial reduction in
fees for their children.
Members of staff may use the College sports’ facilities (at staff allocated times).
School lunch available on days worked during term time.