Hello and Welcome

June 2022

Dear Applicant

The MFL Department


The MFL department currently has three full-time and one part-time members of staff. We teach French and German from KS3 to KS5. We are a supportive, collaborative, and positive team.


All pupils learn both French and German in Year 7 and 8 and most continue with two languages in Year 9. Other pupils focus on one Modern Language and Latin. Most pupils take a Modern Language at KS4. Some pupils study two languages at GCSE by attending one as a Twilight option after school.


In KS3, pupils have two lessons each of French and German. We teach in mixed ability groups and roughly follow the Expo and Echo textbooks. We follow the AQA syllabus for GCSE and A Level and we have small groups of enthusiastic linguists at A Level. We have pre-prepared resources that teachers can build on and we work together to ensure that pupils and students receive high-quality lessons, but that planning does not become an unmanageable part of any teacher’s workload.


We have previously run two exchange trips to Berlin and Paris, and we are hoping to revive these now that travel restrictions have eased. We are also keen to make use of technology to set up some sort of “virtual exchange” and allow pupils and students to meet their peers from other countries. We also have cultural units in Years 7, 8, and 9 to encourage enthusiasm and curiosity when it comes to studying other languages and cultures.


We have worked hard on making lessons more inclusive by ensuring that images in PowerPoints reflect a wide variety of people and by including lessons on French speaking countries in Africa the Haitian revolution and foods brought to Germany by migration. We welcome input on this and will continue to work to make sure pupils and students are included and represented in the subject.


Above all, we love the subject and hope to appoint a teacher who can help us instill the young pupils and students of Croydon with that same love!


Yours sincerely


Miss Sherlock

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Location: Croydon, Surrey

Required for: January 2023 or sooner

Contract: Full -Time Permanent Salary: MPS including Outer London Allowance

Closing date: Midday 14th July 2022

Interviews: tbc


Archbishop Tenison’s CE High School is a long established school with an excellent reputation in the community. We place a high value Modern Foreign Languages and are searching for a teacher to complement our current team. We are seeking a French speaking teacher and who also could teach German but this is not a necessity.


All pupils study French and German at KS3, with the majority taking Modern Language at GCSE and small but dedicated groups continuing to A Level. Please see the department information attached for more detail.


Our school motto ‘Academic excellence for each person in a Christian community’ places equal weight on the academic and pastoral elements of education. We take the personal development of pupils, students and staff very seriously. Staff work to instil our five core values of Calmness, Courtesy, Concentration and Confidence.

Early Career Teachers and more experience teachers are welcome to apply.


The ideal candidate will:


· Join a strong MFL department to teach French and German if possible

· Be confident in communicating their enthusiasm for languages

· Teach French at KS3 and KS5

· Be willing to start teaching Year 7 German (with support and pre-planned resources if possible)

· Be keen to plan collaboratively and work as a team

· Be part of a school with strong traditions and wide-ranging extra-curricular activities

· Develop professionally and personally in a secure, but lively atmosphere

· Contribute to our pastoral care and our Christian ethos


We are an 11-18 Church of England mixed comprehensive 757 pupils. Sixth Form: 126 Exam results can be viewed via our school website - Academic Results 2021


Archbishop Tenison's is an equal opportunities employer and committed to

safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Enhanced DBS check required.


VISITS WELCOME - please contact Sue Rathbone, Headteacher’s PA Full details on this role and to apply online please visit

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1. Subject Responsibilities: a) To plan, prepare and deliver courses and lessons according to the schemes of work of the appropriate department or subject. b) To regularly set and mark class work and homework according to the policies of the department and the School. c) To assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils in relation to the National Curriculum, or other aspects of the School Curriculum, in the form adopted by the School.

2. Pastoral Responsibilities: a) To promote the general progress and well-being of individual pupils and of any class or group of pupils assigned to him or her. b) As a form tutor: I. to register the tutor group and to keep a record of reasons for absence or lateness according to the symbols in use by the School; ii) to ensure that members of the tutor group comply with the School's codes of conduct and dress; II. to monitor the pupil's use of homework diaries, ensuring that they are signed weekly either personally or by the form prefects; III. to report on the academic and social development of the pupils in their tutor group; (Those teachers not assigned to a tutor group may be called on to deputise for a form tutor from time to time and will be expected to undertake the above responsibilities as appropriate.)

3. Attendance at after-school meetings: a) To attend full staff meetings, and other routine administrative meetings, notice of which is given in advance, either in the School Calendar, or on the staffroom notice board, or in some other appropriate manner. Part-time teachers are expected to attend those meetings which occur after sessions for which they are employed at the School. b) Form tutors, and those designated as deputies, are expected to attend the pastoral meetings relevant to their particular section of the School.

4. Attendance at Evening Meetings: a) To attend Parents' Evenings for those pupils for whom they exercise a subject responsibility. b) To attend the Open Evening for potential Year 7 entrants. c) To attend at least one Presentation Evening within a given calendar year (ie within the period January-December). d) Form tutors allocated to the incoming Year 7 are expected to attend the New Intake Evening.

5. In-service Training: a) Full-time members are expected to attend all INSET days. Part-time teachers are expected to attend the number equivalent to their teaching commitment (e.g. a teacher teaching 60% of the week would be expected to attend 3 out of 5), but are welcome to attend more. b) All teachers are expected to participate in arrangements for their further training and professional development as teachers

. 6. Performance Management: To participate in arrangements made in accordance with the "Education (School Teacher Appraisal) Regulations 1992" for the appraisal of their performance and that of other teachers. 7. Discipline, Health and Safety: To maintain good order and discipline among the pupils and to safeguard their health and safety both when they are authorised to be on the school premises and when they are engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere. 8. Supervisory Duties: To participate in the supervision of pupils before and after school and during morning break, according to the duty roster displayed in the staffroom or other appropriate place. 9. Cover: To supervise and so far as is practicable to teach any pupils whose teacher is not available to teach them (for no more than 38 hours in any school year) under the ‘Rarely Cover’ proposals. 10. Public Examinations: To participate in the School's arrangements for the administration of all aspects of public examinations. 11. Relationship of this Job Description to School Teachers' Conditions of Employment: Whilst this job description is specific to Archbishop Tenison's School, it does not set aside any of the Conditions of Service laid out in the current "School Teachers' Pay and Conditions" Document.