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Impington Village College

Teacher of German with French or Spanish

Impington Village College
Teacher of German with French or Spanish
Required: September 2019
Salary: IVC Main Scale / IVC UPS

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to join one of the leading languages faculties in Cambridgeshire. IVC has offered the International Baccalaureate in our International Sixth Form since 1991 and we were one of the first specialist language colleges.  Language teaching therefore forms an intrinsic part of the College’s ethos, with the languages faculty one of the largest and most successful in the College. 

We are looking for a talented teacher to build on their experience of teaching German at KS3 and KS4 and possibly A Level or IB standard and join a College which has inspiring leadership and excellent opportunities for all allowing both staff and students to reach their highest potential. The languages provision at IVC is exceptional within the state sector; nearly all students at KS3 study two languages, with five different languages offered at GCSE, including a large cohort for German. Within the IB, ten different language courses are offered, including German A (for native speakers) and German B (language acquisition). Our enrichment programme also provides opportunities for students to learn languages such as Russian, Portuguese and Ancient Greek, and we have a huge range of international trips and visits organised within the faculty.

Following a very successful Ofsted inspection in spring 2016, Impington Village College has achieved consistently excellent outcomes. With a truly comprehensive intake, student progress has been in the top 5% of all non-selective schools in the country for the last three years. Student attainment is exceptionally high, with 15% of all grades at Grade 9, 43% at 7-9 (or equivalent) and 84% of grades at 4-9. You will also be joining the College in time for the launch of our transformed curriculum, innovative and unique in the state sector. Outcomes across all languages, both at GCSE and IB, are among the highest in the country and well in excess of the international averages for IB.

With your knowledge and passion for German you will have the opportunity to build upon the successful curriculum embedded at IVC and deliver a high quality learning experience to our inspirational students.

In return IVC and the MET can offer you:

  • competitive salaries including a recruitment and retention allowance for the right candidate
  • reduced contact time for all teachers to facilitate professional learning/reduce workload, and a further reduction for new staff to provide time for induction
  • the opportunity to teach all key stages including the International Baccalaureate in our Sixth Form
  • the opportunity to work for a faculty where collaboration is a high priority and the programme of professional learning is outstanding
  • excellent career pathway opportunities with a culture of looking to promote from within, including responsibility across the Trust
  • access to the opportunities created by our newly established Morris Teaching School Alliance
  • support to undertake a Masters in Education through our links with Cambridge University “SUPER Programme” and other L5 accredited professional development
  • support in an organisation where wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do and which has led to the introduction of a successful well-being directory to improve well-being and work-life balance
  • subsidised access to the MET’s sports centre leisure facilities available for use before, during and after the school day

We offer excellent support for NQTs which includes:

  • Paid employment from July to support you and give you time to prepare for the new term ahead
  • A structured NQT programme which includes bespoke professional learning and an outstanding, subject-specialist mentor
  • A reduced timetable to allow you to build on your pedagogy during your NQT year
  • Access to trust-wide NQT events

The MET 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.  All postholders are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

Closing Date:  10am Monday 11 February   

Applicants must complete a College application form - we cannot accept CVs.  If you require any further information please contact Mrs Valerie Hastings at

Job Description


Post Title:

Teacher of  German with French or Spanish


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 and Trust’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 and Lead Teacher


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 principle 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



MET 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 and Trust 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 and Trust 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 and Trust’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 and Trust’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 and Trust as a whole.

7. Quality Assurance


To help to implement College and Trust 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 and Trust 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 and across the Trust.


To follow agreed policies for communications in the College and Trust.


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 Trust, 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 Progress Leader and Student Manager 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 and Trust 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 and Trust policy


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

12. Trust 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 Trust 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.

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 German and French or Spanish to KS4


Can demonstrate excellent classroom practice


The ability to support extra-curricular activities


The ability to teach German at IB level


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


A sense of humour


An ability to communicate clearly to a range of audiences


An ability to command the respect of others


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:



Demonstrate the ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children


Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours


Date: January 2019