Foreign Language Assistant - French


Foreign Language Assistant – French
West Buckland School is seeking a suitably motivated, confident and qualified Assistant teacher of Foreign Language – French.

Summary of main responsibilities
To assist with the teaching of Modern Foreign Languages by giving conversation lessons to individual students or small groups of students, as indicated by the subject teacher or the Head of Modern Languages.

The role
• To promote the study of languages amongst students.
• To conduct approximately 12 x 30-minute periods of conversation per week (although the precise number of lessons taught will vary according to the number of students studying the language at A-level). In previous years, the lessons have been timetabled over two half days.
• To prepare resource material for the conversation classes under the guidance of the Head of Modern Languages.
• To familiarise him/herself with the format of the A-Level oral exams.
• To keep records of each student’s progress in conversation lessons. The assistant will not be expected to write reports or attend parents’ consultations but may be asked to make a comment to teachers so that reference can be made to pupils’ progress in reports or at parents’ consultations.

Professional standards
• To conduct himself/herself as a member of staff and to be aware of the example he/she should set to pupils.
• To arrive in class promptly.
• To familiarise himself/herself with the Code of Conduct.
• To check and respond to email, to read the calendar and the Common Room noticeboards (and to attend staff briefing if it falls on a day when he/she is in school).

Please see the full job description for further information and For any further details, please contact – Mr Rob Paler [email protected] or 01598 760165.

Job Description

Application Form

Recruitment and Staff Monitoring Form

Where to send your application

The application should include a completed application form, full curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer. 

Interviews will be arranged upon suitable applications

Applications should be addressed to:

The Head
West Buckland School
Devon EX32 0SX
[email protected]

Applications may be e-mailed and it is not necessary to also send by post.