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Marymount International School, London is an independent day and boarding school for girls, nurturing the limitless potential of curious, motivated students (ages 11 – 18) of diverse faiths and backgrounds. Inspired by the charism of the RSHM, we proudly stand as the first all-girls’ school in the UK to adopt the International Baccalaureate curriculum, which promotes independent thought within and across a broad range of disciplines.

Subject related responsibilities

  1. To work collaboratively with departmental colleagues to develop and deliver the IB MYP Spanish Language Acquisition to students in Grades 6 to 10 (Years 7 to 11) and IB DP Spanish ab initio and Language Acquisition to Grades 11 and 12 (Years 12 and 13). There may be opportunities to teach IB MYP Spanish Mother Tongue and IB DP Literature classes in the future.
  2. To understand and embed IB ‘Approaches to Learning’ in all aspects of the World Languages curriculum.
  3. To address human commonality, diversity and multiple perspectives as well as the diversity of student language needs, including those for students learning in a language other than mother tongue.
  4. To teach and promote Spanish language and culture within the School’s World Languages programme and the wider curriculum using a range of student-centred teaching strategies, resources and technology.
  5. To differentiate instruction to meet students’ learning needs and styles.
  6. To work collaboratively with the Department Chair and other members of faculty to identify, support and develop meaningful interdisciplinary links with other subject areas.
  7. To participate in ongoing subject-specific professional development so as to keep abreast of developments within language teaching, to explore and develop further personal interests and specialisms, and to deepen knowledge and understanding of pedagogical approaches.
  8. To create a stimulating learning environment based on understanding and respect that engages students in reflecting on how, what and why they are learning.
  9. To support the Chair of World Languages with the planning and management of displays of work, Open Day presentations and other subject and whole-school related activities.
  10. To support the extra-curricular life of the World Languages Department, through weekly clubs and activities, class trips and outings etc.
  11. To be open to learning new skills and techniques that will complement and enhance the World Languages curriculum.
  12. To promote, model and teach the attributes of the IB Learner Profile.

The Person


Education and Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Teaching qualification (QTS or equivalent)
  • International Baccalaureate curriculum experience
  • Demonstrate a commitment and enthusiasm for teaching
  • A commitment to continuing professional development
  • Fluent in both verbal and written English
  • Ability to teach more than one World Language (desirable)

Knowledge and skills

  • A full knowledge of the subject matter and the latest developments in the area
  • Ability to deliver outstanding lessons using a range of teaching strategies and resources
  • Convey enthusiasm and passion for the subject to inspire students to develop a love of learning
  • Able to use initiative and judgement to identify and adapt content of the lesson, level of depth and teaching method according to the needs of any particular group
  • Be able to adapt to the continually changing landscape of learning
  • Excellent practitioner and advocate of innovative teaching strategies that develop learning and interest in the subject and instil a passion for the subject

Personal competencies and qualities

  • Ability to lead and inspire pupils from all backgrounds
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to build good relationships with parents, pupils and colleagues
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent ICT skills in Microsoft Office packages
  • Excellent standard of written English
  • Pro-active, able to make suggestions for improvement and change

Safeguarding and Pastoral

  • Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
  • Committed to Marymount as a school with high academic standing, providing a holistic education and outstanding pastoral care
  • Committed to the RSHM values
  • An understanding and affinity with the School’s Catholic ethos
  • A genuine commitment to the wellbeing of the students in their care
  • Committed to operating as part of the School community
  • Satisfactory completion of all Safer Recruitment checks including an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS

How to apply

To apply, candidates should complete the School Application Form (on our website) together with a cover letter addressed to Mrs Margaret Giblin, Headmistress at Marymount International School, London. Please email these (both as PDF files) to Ruth Bowley, Deputy Bursar. Mrs Bowley can also be reached by calling the Business Office on 020 8949 0571, ext. 204.

Interviews (at school): Early applications are encouraged and will be reviewed upon receipt. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview before the closing date. We reserve the right to appoint in advance of the closing date.

Salary: Dependent on skills and experience

Start date: Academic year 2024-2025 (with compulsory inset days at the end of August).

Marymount International School London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to full suite of safer recruitment checks including social media checks.

Marymount International School, London, is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Our Marymount family is richly diverse, with many different backgrounds and cultures represented. This diversity is valued and respected. All job applicants will be considered solely on their ability to do the job.

Staff benefits include: pension scheme, free car park, cycle to work scheme, free lunch, employee assistance programme, school fee discount and access to childcare vouchers, CPD, insurance scheme.

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