Teacher and Co-Ordinator of Modern Foreign Languages (Junior School)


Required from September 2024

Bedford Modern School (BMS) is an outstanding HMC independent co-educational day school for students aged 7-18. Our community is a friendly, happy and supportive one and all of the 350 staff members, spanning both teaching and non-teaching roles, help to make BMS a very special place to work.

The School offers a premium education, with a wide and varied curriculum, that is responsive to the needs of students and parents, where the intellectual needs of each student is given priority.

We have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding and inspirational primary and Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) practitioner to lead and manage the development of MFL within our Junior School. The successful candidate will have strong working knowledge of the Key Stage 2 curriculum, and previous experience teaching French (and also preferably Spanish) across Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 in an educational environment.

You will be able to challenge children through innovative activities and be passionate about their learning, have high personal standards of numeracy and literacy and be willing to make a significant contribution to the School’s expanding co-curricular provision.

We warmly welcome applications from experienced teachers and ECTs, offering a supportive, caring programme to those starting their teaching career.

In return, we can offer a supportive working environment, 35 term-time weeks, a salary range which is competitive and above the national teachers’ pay scales, Continuing Professional Development opportunities through our membership of the Harpur Trust, the option to be part of a private healthcare scheme, generous pension scheme and fee remission (subject to availability and entrance requirements).

We encourage applications from all communities as we want to have a workforce that reflects the social, cultural and ethnic diversity of our students.

Closing date: 25 April 2024

Interview: 2 May 2024

Any internal candidates must apply through Employee Self Service.  Please see the guide in the company news area.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  The School may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  The School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions on a self-declaration form in advance of attending an interview.

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