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Impington Village College

Part-time Teacher of Italian (Maternity Cover)

Currently 14 teaching hours per fortnight + PPA

Required as soon as possible

“Impington Village College is one of the best secondary schools in the country” Telegraph 16/09/2016

Impington Village College is part of the Morris Education Trust and we are looking to appoint an exceptional teacher with energy, enthusiasm and who is committed to the development of creative and engaging teaching and learning in Italian.  This role will offer the opportunity to teach Italian at KS5 to native speakers as part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma in our ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted 2016) international sixth form.

Italian is one of the most spoken languages in the College, with thirty per cent of the Sixth Form being native speakers and keen to retain their connections with their first language and literature.

This is also a great time to be joining Impington Village College.  The College has delivered spectacular outcomes over the last two years, placing us in the top 5% of all schools nationally and establishing Impington as a leading provider in the region, including a Progress8 score of 0.66 and an IB Diploma pass rate of 97%, with an average point score of 34. The College received an excellent Ofsted report in Spring 2016, and this was followed by a successful application to be the Lead School in our new Teaching School Alliance, the newly-formed Morris Teaching School Alliance.

We are looking for an excellent practitioner who has:

  • strong subject knowledge at KS5 and experience of teaching the International Baccalaureate programme
  • the ability to support, challenge and inspire our students encouraging them to achieve the best they can  
  • a strong classroom presence to achieve high levels of student engagement and progress
  • the qualities to play a full role in maintaining and enhancing the current high standards in the Faculty/Sixth Form

IVC can provide you with:

  • excellent career pathway opportunities with a culture of looking to promote from within
  • a full programme of CPD  and as IVC is a strategic partner within CASSA Teaching Schools Alliance, access to outstanding professional development and research opportunities
  • support to teachers who wish to undertake a Masters in Education through our links with Cambridge University “SUPER Programme”
  • funding and support to complete the CMI Leadership and Coaching qualification

Closing Date 10am Wednesday 3 January 2018

Please see our website – vacancies section – for further information and an application form:   If you wish to apply for the role please apply using an IVC application form and return to Susan Kay HR Manager at  

IVC is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required and pre-employment checks are undertaken on all post-holders.

We do not accept applications by CV

Job description 


Post Holder:



Post Title:

Teacher of  Italian


Post Purpose:

Under the reasonable direction of the Principal, carry out the professional duties of a school teacher as set out in the current School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).

To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate. 

To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher and tutor.

To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.

To contribute to raising standards of student attainment.

To share and support the College’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.

To be responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and to ensure that teaching and learning takes place in a safe environment


Reporting to:

Lead Practitioner:  Languages


Responsible for:

The provision of a full learning experience and support for students

Achievement and standards within any classes taught


Working Time:

Full time as specified within the STPCD


Place of Work:

Your principal place of work will be Impington Village College but you may be required to work at other schools and sites within Morris Education trust by mutual agreement.



IVC Main Scale/UPS


Disclosure Level:

Enhanced DBS + Barred List Check

2. Teaching


To teach students according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the student in College and elsewhere.


To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as are required.


To provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students.


To ensure that ICT, Literacy, Numeracy and subject specialism(s) are reflected in the teaching/learning experience of students.


To undertake a designated programme of teaching.


To ensure a high quality learning experience for students which meets internal and external quality standards.


To prepare and update subject materials.


To use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to student needs and demands of the syllabus.


To maintain discipline in accordance with the College’s Behaviour Policy, and to encourage good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework.


To undertake assessment of students as requested by external examination bodies, departmental and College procedures.


To mark, grade and give written/verbal and diagnostic feedback as required.

3. Operational & Strategic Planning


To assist in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies in the Department/Faculty.


To contribute to the Department’s/Faculty’s Development Plan and its implementation.


To plan and prepare courses and lessons.


To contribute to the whole College’s planning activities.

4. Curriculum Provision


To assist the Lead Teachers and Lead Practitioner to ensure that the curriculum area provides a range of teaching, including extra-curricular activities, which complements the College’s strategic objectives.

5. Curriculum Development


To assist in the process of curriculum development and change so as to ensure the continued relevance to the needs of students, examining and awarding bodies and the College’s Vision and Strategic Priorities.

6. Staffing


To take part in the College’s staff development programme by participating in arrangements for further training and professional development.


To continue personal development in the relevant areas including subject knowledge and teaching methods.


To engage actively in the Appraisal process.


To ensure the effective/efficient deployment of classroom support.


To work as a member of a designated team and to contribute positively to effective working relations within the College.

7. Quality Assurance


To help to implement College quality procedures and to adhere to those.


To contribute to the process of monitoring and evaluation of the curriculum area/department in line with agreed College procedures, including evaluation against quality standards and performance criteria.  To seek/implement modification and improvement where required.


To review from time to time methods of teaching and programmes of work.


To take part, as may be required, in the review, development and management of activities relating to the curriculum, organisation and pastoral functions of the College.

8. Management Information


To maintain appropriate records and provide relevant accurate and up-to date information for the College’s Management Information System, registers etc.


To complete the relevant documentation to assist in the tracking of students


To track student progress and use information to inform teaching and learning.

9. Communications & Liaison


To communicate effectively with the parents/carers of students as appropriate.


Where appropriate, to communicate and co-operate with persons or bodies outside the College.


To follow agreed policies for communications in the College.


To take part in liaison activities such as parents’ evenings, review days and liaison events with partner schools.


To contribute to the development of effective subject links with external agencies.

10. Management of Resources


To contribute to the process of the ordering and allocation of equipment and materials.


To assist Lead Practitioner and Lead Teachers to identify resource needs and to contribute to the efficient/effective use of physical resources.


To co-operate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective usage of resources to the benefit of the College, department and the students.

11. Pastoral System


To be a Lead Tutor to an assigned group of students.


To promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the Form Tutor group as a whole.


To liaise with the Head of House to ensure the implementation of the College’s Pastoral System.


To register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all lessons and their participation in other aspects of College life.


To evaluate and monitor the progress of students and keep up-to-date student records as may be required.


To contribute to the preparation of action plans and progress files and other reports.


To alert the appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and to make recommendations as to how these may be resolved.


To communicate as appropriate, with the parents of students and with persons or bodies outside the College concerned with the welfare of individual students, after consultation with the appropriate staff.


To contribute to PD, citizenship, careers-related learning and enterprise according to College policy


To apply the Behaviour Policy so that effective learning can take place.

12. College Ethos


To play a full part in the life of the Morris Education Trust and College community, to support its distinctive vision and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example.


To support the College in meeting its legal requirements for worship.


To promote actively the Trust’s corporate policies.


To comply with the Trust’s Health and Safety policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate.

13. Safeguarding


To be aware of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and to report any concerns in accordance with the Trust’s Safeguarding/Child Protection policies.


To undertake regular safeguarding/child protection/prevent training, adult protection training as required by the Trust .

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.

14. Signatures

The College will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.

This job description is current at the date below but will be reviewed on an annual basis and, following consultation with you, may be changed to reflect or anticipate changes in the job requirements which are commensurate with the job title and grade.

Person specification 

To support your application candidates should be able to show evidence of the following:




Qualifications and Experience:



A teaching qualification


Honours degree


The ability to teach IB Italian  


Can demonstrate excellent classroom practice


The ability to support extra-curricular activities


Knowledge and understanding :



The National Curriculum/QCA Schemes of Work


A range of teaching and learning styles


Strategies to raise standards of student attainment


An effective curriculum to meet the needs to different learners


A significant interest in languages that will engage and excite students


Leadership & Management skills:



An educational philosophy


A commitment to comprehensive education


Motivate and inspire both children and adults


Potential for leadership


Personal & Professional attributes:



Good interpersonal skills


Initiative, resilience and stamina


Innovation, creativity and critical reflective thinking


Good organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines


ICT competence


An ability to communicate clearly to a range of audiences


An ability to work hard under pressure


An ability to share high expectations of achievement and behaviour


Safeguarding and Promoting the welfare of children:

At interview candidates should be able to demonstrate:



The ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children


Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours


 Date: December  2017