Wellington College is one of the world’s leading co-educational boarding and day schools and has an enviable reputation for excellence and innovation. We are currently looking for a well-organised and enthusiastic individual to join us as a French Language Assistant.
The French department consists of 10 teachers, many of whom also teach another language. We are committed to bringing French culture to life through engaging lessons, trips, competitions and a range of cultural activities. Join us, and you could soon be playing an important role within our Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) team.
Helping pupils to develop their oral fluency in French is just one aspect of this interesting and varied role. You’ll also get to work with other language assistants to produce suitable displays for the MFL department and accompany teachers on trips and excursions where appropriate. Monitoring attendance and reporting absences will be important too, as will providing extra support for students who might be struggling. Finding and collating interesting language resources, providing comments on pupils’ progress, attitude and effort and helping students prepare for speaking tests and public examinations – all are aspects of this varied and vital role.
To succeed, you will need to be a fluent French speaker, excellent communicator and dedicated team player who is committed to helping pupils develop their oral fluency throughout the school. You will also need to have worked as a language assistant in the past and possibly have lived in a Francophone country, while a genuine interest in French current affairs, literature and film is essential. Comfortable helping students prepare for the oral part of public examinations at IGCSE, IB and A level, you have a flexible approach, work well as part of a team and enjoy encouraging pupils and building their confidence.
This excellent career development opportunity comes with a generous salary and benefits package too. So, if you are committed to boarding school life, keen to develop and willing to participate in in the wider life of the department through helping with clubs and cultural activities, apply today.
Closing date: Friday 16 April 2021
Interviews will take place w/c Monday 26 April 2021
For further details, including how to apply, please visit the non-teaching vacancies page of our website by clicking the apply button.
The College is committed to equality and diversity and the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Applicants for any of the positions available at the College must be willing to undergo a number of safeguarding checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, reference checks with previous employers and, where applicable, a Barred List, Prohibition and EEA checks.