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Foreign Language Assistant (French)

Cotham Lawn Road, Cotham, Bristol, Bristol, BS6 6DT
Cotham School
Part Time, Term Time
£27,344 pro rata
6th December 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
5th January 2023 09:05 AM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Fixed term contract
  • Contract length: until 26 May 2023
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1292552

We are looking to appoint an exceptional Foreign Language Assistant, fluent in French, who will support the foreign language teachers at Cotham School. This will be for a fixed term contract commencing until 26 May 2023.

Hours of work are 12 hours per week teaching French term time only - school hours

You will have timetabled lessons with the Post 16 students in groups of varying sizes, where you will cover the A level language topics studied in class. You will also work with year 10 and 11 language students who are preparing for their GCSE. Support will mostly be with small groups of students for speaking practice or may be in the classroom with all students.

Cotham School is an extremely successful specialist academy that serves the local community, providing a high quality education for its students. We consistently deliver outstanding academic outcomes, amongst the best in the city and are determined to raise standards even further.

Cotham School is a great place to work. We’re a fantastic friendly team, proud of what we achieve and looking forward to welcoming new people to share in our achievements. Join us and you’ll receive a wide range of employee benefits including:

We offer:

• a generous holiday allowance for support staff of 24 days, rising to 29 with service

• excellent work life balance with term time working arrangements

• excellent defined benefit pension schemes (Local government or teacher’s pension scheme)

• access to employee assistance programme and counselling sessions

• ongoing learning and development opportunities and access to the school CPD library

• at least 5 inset (training) days per annum with the provision of free onsite drinks and meals

• comprehensive induction process

• competitive salaries which are reviewed annually

• family friendly policies and wellbeing support initiatives

• access to on line gyms and health sessions

• access to staff sports

• option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

• on site free car parking (when available)

• free eye tests (VDU users) and free annual flu jab

Cotham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

As a diverse school community, we particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented groups with regards to ethnicity, gender, age and disability.

Further details can be found on our website.

Closing date for applications: 

Interviews will be held on: a date to be confirmed

Salary: £27,344 pro rata.

Actual salary £7,720 for 12 hours teaching of French


Safeguarding Statement:

Cotham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of appointment are conditional on the following:

• Enhanced DBS check

• Satisfactory completion of a Staff Disqualification Declaration form

• Confirmation that you are not subject to either a Prohibition Order or Interim Prohibition Order

• The receipt of at least 2 satisfactory references

• Verification of identity

• Verification of medical fitness

• Verification of qualifications

• Verification of QTS where required

• Verification that they are legally able to work in UK

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (amended 2013 and 2020)) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account .

Cotham School’s child protection policy and practices and policy on employment of ex-offenders in the application pack can be found on the School website.