Teacher of Mandarin Chinese

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 14/02/2019 12:00
MPS/UPS £23,720 - £39,406 per annum
Hours per week:
Full time as in accordance with the teachers' pay and conditions document
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Gosforth Academy, Knightsbridge, Great North Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 2JH
Post Number:
Closing date:
14 Feb
Further Information

This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees

Gosforth Academy
Great North Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Required September 2019

As one of the first schools in the North East selected to participate in the exciting Swire Chinese Language Programme, Gosforth Academy is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and exceptional teacher of Mandarin. This is an exciting project which aims to generate an interest in Chinese culture and provide opportunity for students to acquire vital skills in what is recognised as one of the most important languages for the UK’s future. Alongside traditional classroom teaching, the project offers extensive opportunities for exchanges and visits to China, and the chance to deliver an outreach programme working in a range of diverse schools from reception to Year 13.

Gosforth Federated Academies comprises three schools (Gosforth Academy, Gosforth Junior High Academy and North Gosforth Academy) with a fourth school, Heaton Manor School, scheduled to join our MAT shortly. Two of our schools are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. The school population is richly diverse and over 30 different languages are currently spoken here. You will join a professional modern languages department noted for the sharing of effective pedagogy, and you will become a part of the family of SWIRE Chinese Language Centres around the country that regularly meet to improve and expand Chinese teaching in the UK. We work closely with our feeder schools in the three tier system at Gosforth and with North Gosforth Academy, Heaton Manor and partners and their feeder schools. The successful candidate will be expected to teach curriculum lessons within any of our schools or feeder schools.

This is an amazing opportunity for educators with a genuine passion for Chinese culture to enjoy teaching a range of age-groups within both formal and less conventional environments. Gosforth Academy has a thrilling future with the establishment of new schools within our multi-academy trust. We are seeking to establish a hub of excellence in Chinese teaching; ultimately leading to a significant number of candidates at GCSE and A level.

If you can deliver a high quality, lively curriculum to challenge and inspire all of our students we would like to hear from you. If you would like to discuss the role please contact Fin Davidson, Leader of Teaching and Learning for Chinese, at finlay.davidson@seatonburn.org.uk

What we need:
• A passion for languages
• The ability to teach Mandarin across key stages 3, 4 and 5
• Excellent organisational skills
• Consistently high expectations of students and yourself
• Excellent communication and ICT skills
• An ability to work effectively within a supportive team environment
• A keen interest in development and sharing of effective teaching and learning strategies in MFL
• A commitment to fresh and exciting methods of delivering the curriculum.

We can offer you:
• An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals
• Enthusiastic and motivated students
• An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development
• A large, vibrant Sixth form
• A school with its community at heart
• Low-cost membership to an on-site gym and excellent sports facilities
• An exciting programme of staff ‘well-being’ activities, from Football to Surfing!

If you share our community’s ethos of progression, diversity and dynamism then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Gosforth Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.

If you have any queries, please email hr@ga.newcastle.sch.uk. Alternatively visit our Website www.gosforthacademy.org.uk Completed application forms to be returned to Mr Hugh Robinson, Principal.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12noon Thursday 14 February 2019.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.