September 20, 2022
Short Summary
We are looking for someone to work alongside our Foreign Language Teachers and provide classroom support to KS3, KS4 and KS5 students with their French language work. 
Actual salary £4,850 - £5,220 pa depending on experience
Working Pattern
Part Time • Permanent
Closing Date
October 10, 2022


Part time, 7 hours a week as Language Assistant, 1 hour a week administration • Days of work and start and finish times vary

Furze Platt is a highly successful mixed comprehensive school serving the children of Maidenhead. At Furze Platt, 1400 students of all abilities develop the skills and qualities to enable them to excel in the future. We are a highly ambitious, high-achieving and fully inclusive school in which our students are challenged and supported to achieve excellence.

We offer a friendly and harmonious campus, and we support the physical and mental wellbeing of all our staff. Discounted membership is available for the use of a fully equipped and well-maintained gym on-site. All staff have access to an employee advice programme which offers information, resources and a counselling service. We reward long service and encourage community spirit and staff involvement through various social events including orienteering, murder mystery quizzes, sports after school and a Furze Platt fantasy football league. Tea and coffee are free, and freshly brewed coffee is available in the main staff room at break times with edible treats to help you through the week!

We are looking for someone to work alongside our Foreign Language Teachers and provide classroom support to KS3, KS4 and KS5 students with their French language work. You would also prepare for and conduct one-to-one sessions / small group work to help students prepare for their GCSE or A-Level French oral examination / undertake general intervention work as directed by class teachers. You would also have the opportunity to support teachers with marking for literacy and moderation, including students’ essays and practise exam papers. An hour a week is available for administration which includes but is not limited to planning, filing and a small amount of data input. You would be supported by the Head of Modern Foreign Languages who would meet with you every other week.

If you are a native French speaker who is interested in French foreign affairs, literature, film and other topics and if you enjoy working with children and young people on a flexible and varied timetable, we would love to hear from you. The timetable for this role is set annually in accordance with requirements. The 2022 to 2023 timetable is included with the advert pack on our website.

For further information about this role and in order to complete a Support Staff Application Form please refer to our school website

Application forms should be returned to

Only applications submitted on the school application form will be considered. 

Closing date: Monday 10th October at midday

Interviews will take place: As soon as is practicable. We welcome early applications

Furze Platt Senior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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