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Teachers of Mandarin Chinese/Leader of Chinese Language Programme

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Closed for applications on 03/05/2017 22:59
MPS: £22,467 - £33,160 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience. (Potential for a recruitment allowance and/or the opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate to lead the programme at a competitive salary)
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Full or Part time as in accordance with the Teacher's pay and conditions document
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Schools - Teaching
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Gosforth Academy, Knightsbridge, Great North Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 2JH
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Closing date:
3 May

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This job is closed for applications.

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This school has 'Academy' status and you will not be directly employed by Newcastle City Council.

Gosforth Federated Academies – Principal: Hugh Robinson

Gosforth Academy
Great North Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Teachers of Mandarin Chinese/Leader of Chinese Language Programme

MPS: £22,467 - £33,160 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience. (Potential for a recruitment allowance and/or the opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate to lead the programme at a competitive salary)

Start date: September 2017

Post 1: Full time, Permanent
Post 2: Part Time (0.5fte), Permanent

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 two highly motivated and exceptional teachers 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 two schools (Gosforth Academy and Gosforth Junior High Academy) which 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. We work closely with our feeder schools in the three tier system and with our partner secondary school, Seaton Burn College. The successful candidates will be expected to teach curriculum lessons at Seaton Burn and lead outreach work in the Gosforth family of 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. There are opportunities within this project for teachers specialising in both primary and secondary sectors.

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 roles please contact Chris Duckett, Director of Communications, Teaching and Learning at the above address.

What we need:
• A passion for languages;
• The ability to teach Mandarin across two key stages;
• 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;
• The ability to initiate and lead the Chinese Learning Programme (desirable).

We can offer you:
• Possible recruitment allowance;
• Opportunity to lead the project or aspects of the project depending on experience with suitable remuneration
• 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.

For further details and an application form contact Denise Thomas at the above address or 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 Wednesday 3 May 2017.

The Gosforth Federated Academies Ltd trading as Gosforth Academy and Gosforth Junior High Academy.

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