September 14, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
An opportunity has arisen at Sir William Borlase's Grammar School for an enthusiastic and talented Languages specialist to join this outstanding Department. 
Working Pattern
Part time (approx. 0.6 FTE) • Permanent • Required for January 2024 (or as soon as possible)
Closing Date
September 26, 2023


An opportunity has arisen at Sir William Borlase's Grammar School for an enthusiastic and talented Languages specialist to join this outstanding Department.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed and talented MFL specialist, passionate about enthusing young people to embrace language-learning. They will be a strong or emerging “outstanding” practitioner, confident in their use of strategies to challenge able linguists and instil confidence in those who find languages more challenging. They will have a willingness to develop pedagogy in the classroom and contribute to the wider activities in languages across the school.

This role is suitable for an ECT or an experienced teacher as the school has a strong, experienced staff.

The teacher would teach two languages out of German, French and Spanish, teaching at least one of these to A Level. They would also teach at least one of these languages to KS2 with help and support from the Head of Department who is experienced in developing primary school resources and teaching expertise.

The Modern Foreign Languages department currently teaches French, German and Spanish to A Level and Mandarin Classes to GCSE as part of the wider curriculum.

They will be committed to supporting the department in reviewing and developing the Year 7 -13 curriculum, keeping on top of and researching advances in pedagogical thinking.

The teacher would be involved in language exchanges and have the opportunity to contribute to extra curricular MFL activities such as Olympiads, Theatre Trips, Performances and even the MFL Bake Off! (No previous experience required!)

MFL students go on to study Languages, Linguistics and a range of subjects in combination with languages at Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group Universities.

Note: The teacher of Modern Foreign Languages will also be a Form Tutor.

Our MFL Department is a vibrant, thriving learning environment where advanced teaching and learning pedagogy is embraced by a team of enthusiastic, specialist languages teachers. All teachers in the department teach at least two languages to Key Stage Four and at least one to Key Stage 5.

Please do contact us with any queries or if you would like to discuss your situation with us first.

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Closing date: 9am, Monday 25 September 2023

Applications considered upon arrival.

Applications submitted via email should be sent to Mrs Anna Summerfield, Director of HR at

The school is fully committed to the DfE guidance on Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education and all candidates for the post will therefore be subject to vetting procedures following Buckinghamshire Council’s guidance and the Trust’s Safer Recruitment Policy. All shortlisted candidates will be will be subject to an online search as part of the safer recruitment process.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should suitable candidates apply before the closing date

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