MODERN LANGUAGE ASSISTANTS x3
Royal Grammar School
The salary for this role is circa £29k gross per annum (based on a full-time working contract). The Language Assistant’s actual salary will be adjusted to approximately £9k which is proportionate to the dates of the part time, fixed term period (i.e. 01/10/24 until 28/06/2025).
Normal working hours will be 18 hours per week, Monday to Friday during RGS term time. Whilst exact working times may vary, the earliest start time would be 8.15am and the latest finish time would generally be 4.30pm, unless the Modern Languages Assistants are involved in any after school lessons.
23rd Feb 2024
MODERN LANGUAGE ASSISTANTS (1 x French, 1 x German, 1 x Spanish)
Required from October 2024 until 28th June 2025 (Part Time, Fixed Term)
We have a wonderful opportunity for three people to join our vibrant Modern Languages Department. You will provide support to teachers and students in either French, German or Spanish. This will be both in-class support and one-to-one conversation and coaching with our students. You should be a native speaker or bi-lingual in your specialist language. We may also give consideration to very capable British-born linguists with the right aptitude, skills and experience.
You may well be considering a career in teaching, and this will give you a chance to put yourself to the test and work in a high-performing academic environment.
Hours: Normal working hours will be 18 hours per week, Monday to Friday during RGS term time. Whilst exact working times may vary, the earliest start time would be 8.15am and the latest finish time would generally be 4.30pm, unless the Modern Languages Assistants are involved in any after school lessons.
Salary: The salary for this role is circa £29k gross per annum (based on a full-time working contract). The Language Assistant’s actual salary will be adjusted to approximately £9k which is proportionate to the dates of the part time, fixed term period (i.e. 01/10/24 until 28/06/2025).
CLOSING DATE: 9.00am Friday 23rd February 2024
TO APPLY: For full details please see www.rgs.newcastle.sch.uk/join-us/work-for-us
RGS is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. Whilst all applications are considered on merit, we would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented in our staff community.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-interview referencing, internet searches and pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check with children’s barred list check.
Royal Grammar School
Thomas Horsley, the original settlor of the Royal Grammar School Newcastle (RGS) pledged his legacy to the School in 1525. Almost 500 years later, RGS continues to flourish as the premier independent school in the North East of England and as one of the country’s leading schools, and the Sunday Times’ North East Independent School of the Decade 2020. Most recently, RGS was awarded the Sunday Times’ 2023 North East’s Top Independent Secondary School for Academic Performance. We regularly lead all northern schools in national league tables and pride ourselves on academic excellence, a high level of pastoral support, involvement in a wide range of sports and other co-curricular activities, and our commitment to bursaries and partnerships.
The RGS has grown substantially in recent years. There are now some 1,320 students, over 260 of whom are in the Junior School. The Sixth Form of 330 students is one of the largest in the independent sector. We became coeducational 20 years ago and girls now comprise 46% of the school.
The school is based in the heart of the City, immediately opposite Jesmond Metro station. The school occupies over 30 acres of land and has state-of-the-art facilities, including five brand new art studios, a new library, a new Sixth Form Centre, a 25m swimming pool, two Sports Halls, a Performing Arts Centre, outdoor football/rugby pitches at Mooracres, an artificial turf pitch for hockey and the former County Cricket Ground.
Academically the school is highly selective. Students are assessed for entry at the key entry points (Y3, Y5, Y7 and a handful at Y9, plus sixth form). The biggest entry points are Y3 (60 students), Y7 (c.75 students) and Y12 (c. 45 students). Beyond the academics, in Junior School (Y3-6) entry is assessed through activity days whilst at Y7 students are assessed through online tests and an interaction day. Sixth form entry is through interview only. Students sit baseline tests in Y7, Y10, and L6 – the average GLA CAT score for both the current Y7 and L6 is 117.
Academic selection and excellent teaching means the school’s results are exceptional. The published figures for 2023 are on the school’s website. For A Level, 34% of A level grades were at A*; 71% A*- A; and 89% A* – B. For GCSE, the proportion of grade 9s was 41.2%; 9 – 8 was 67.8%; and 9 – 7 was 85.8%. These results placed the RGS 51st, nationally, in The Sunday Times Parent Power survey, up from 73rd place in 2022.
In 2021 The Sunday Times Parent Power survey judged RGS Newcastle to be the North East Independent School of the Decade. Since then, the RGS has consistently ranked first for academic results in the North East. In 2023, as well as receiving accreditation for the Wellbeing Award for Schools, the RGS was awarded the overall title of Independent School of the Year for the whole of the UK, following winning the category for Outstanding Educational Partnerships. We have more recently been awarded the title of Sunday Times Parent Power North East Independent School of the Year for 2024.Visit School Website