We are looking for an innovative Spanish teacher with experience at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 to join our vibrant and forward thinking department. You will be a reflective practitioner, who will bring new ideas and creative approaches to the Key Stage 5 curriculum. As Key Stage 5 lead for Spanish you will have the opportunity to shape the A level curriculum for our new sixth form, Six 21. You will take the lead on professional development for A level teachers as well as playing a pivotal role in the teaching of Spanish at GCSE.
Together with the team you will help to refine the vision for Spanish in our middle school, generate ideas for projects and strengthen our links with Spanish speaking communities locally and around the world.
In the last two years Spanish and oracy teachers have combined to develop a ground breaking Human Rights project where students used sophisticated Spanish to campaign for the rights of the Latin American community in Newham, and also protested outside the Oxford Street store of Mango about the treatment of workers in Bangladesh.
In the coming years we want to develop more rich projects and also develop more residentials and partnerships in Spain following the success of the year 11 trip to Barcelona this year.
We believe the teaching of Spanish should be immersive: with students learning by seeing, speaking, doing and acting. Our Spanish department are expert practitioners in the use of teaching techniques that borrow from the expressive arts, using story-telling, songs, performance, and discussion as powerful learning tools.
You will be trained in and develop a range of pedagogies including oracy-rich learning, project based learning, coaching, advanced literacy techniques and using technology effectively in the classroom. English Language is central to the life of School 21, and all teachers are expected to develop reading, writing and speaking skills within their subject. All teachers will also be expected to be a coach to about 13 students, developing their professionalism well-being and confidence. In order to do this effectively, you will be trained as a one to one coach. Our oracy curriculum, teacher toolkit and our collaboration with Cambridge University has resulted in a school filled with purposeful talk and thinking. You will have the chance to shape this exciting area of the school’s culture, along with the ethos and core practices of our two new institutions, the sixth form and the middle school.