TWICKENHAM PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Pre-Prep French Teacher (Part-time)
Hours: Part-time 0.2 full time equivalent
Status: Permanent position
Salary: Competitive rate
Twickenham Preparatory School (TPS) is an independent, coeducational, day school for children aged 4 – 13, situated in South West London. TPS has a reputation for being nurturing and pastorally strong with high academic standards and a broad curriculum.
At TPS, every child from Reception to Year 8 is taught French because we believe that it gives our pupils a good opportunity to acquire language skills from the earliest schooling age.
Starting with games and songs for Reception pupils, French teaching develops through role-play, basic conversation and pronunciation activities at Pre-Prep. Pupils from Year 3 and above then develop their linguistic skills through conversation, oral activities, ‘everyday French’ role-play, reading and writing. By the time they leave TPS, pupils are equipped with a solid linguistic structure upon which they can further their study.
Pupils in Pre-Prep begin with one lesson of French per week. From Year 3 this increases to two lessons with Year 4 being allocated two lessons per week with an additional lesson on alternate weeks. Years 5 and 6 have three lessons per week and in Year 7 and 8 there are four lessons where the classes are also split and are taught by two teachers who work in parallel to prepare the pupils for the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams.
The position is available on a part-time basis (0.2) full time equivalent with a start date of 1st September 2019.
A dynamic and inspiring French teacher is required from September 2019 to deliver French to our Pre-Prep pupils. Working within a talented and supportive team the successful candidate will have the ability to inspire our younger pupils with the love of French and capture their interest and imagination in a stimulating, enjoyable and effective way.
You will be a self-motivated, innovative and outward looking teacher with a desire to create exciting lessons to deliver the French curriculum, whilst playing a role in departmental improvement projects.
If you are passionate about French, committed to high standards and excited by the opportunity to inspire and develop our pupils’ love of French, we would like to hear from you.
Application deadline: Monday 13th May 2019 at 9am
Interviews to be held: w/c 20th May 2019
The School reserves the right to interview and appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).