Job Description

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen at St Mary’s Independent Senior School for an enthusiastic, passionate Teacher of French & Spanish and Pastoral Phase Lead for Years 10/11 and Transition onto Sixth Form. We are a highly successful independent day school for girls aged 3-16 years and boys aged 3-4 years situated on the outskirts of Colchester in Essex. St Mary’s is a member of the Girls’ Schools Association, the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools and the prestigious Round Square organisation.

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic, dynamic, and suitably qualified French & Spanish teacher who has a passion for languages and is excited by teaching and learning developments. They will need to be able to teach both French and Spanish confidently up to Key Stage 4. We are looking for a strong team player who will work collaboratively within the MFL Department and who will be dedicated to high standards of teaching. The successful applicant will also be dedicated to the provision of strong and nurturing pastoral support, appreciating the strong link between pupil well-being and attainment as this is a key priority of St Mary’s.

This unique opportunity invites the successful applicant to work with other members of the Languages Faculty in leading specific initiatives and projects combined with leading on the social, and emotional development of young people in years 10 & 11. This rewarding responsibility also provides an opportunity to support students in making a positive transition to develop, grow and enrich their lives beyond their education at St Mary’s.

St Mary’s is proud of its commitment to its students and expects all staff to maintain high standards and support its mission and ethos to put girls at the centre of everything that it does so that they can flourish and excel. In return, St Mary’s offers opportunities for further training and professional development which is actively encourage amongst all staff.

For further details and an application pack, please visit , email or telephone Mrs Castelli, HR & Compliance Officer on 01206 594169.

Application process
Completed applications Email: or Post, attention of Mrs Castelli, HR & Compliance Officer
Closing date for applications 4pm on 20 May 2022
Interviews week commencing 23 May 2022

St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates must be willing to undergo enhanced child protection screening.