Teacher of MFL - French and Spanish

West Sussex
Boys (3- 13)
Girls (3- 13)
Weekly Boarding
Full Boarding
Flexi Boarding
Westbourne House School

We are looking for an inspiring teacher to share their love of languages and create a stimulating learning environment that challenges all pupils.

Learning a language is an enriching experience both culturally and intellectually. We aim to spark a passion for learning languages in our children and encourage inquisitiveness and a deep interest in other cultures.

Languages are taught across all Key Stages. French is introduced during the nursery years and continues throughout the children’s time at Westbourne. Spanish has been an exciting, new addition to the curriculum since September 2019. The first cohort currently in Years 5 and 6, is not only catering for beginners’ but also those who have studied the language before, or for native speakers who join us from other countries.

We are looking for an inspiring teacher to share their love of languages and create a stimulating learning environment that challenges all pupils. You will teach KS2 and KS3 in both French and Spanish and therefore must have experience of teaching a range of ages and abilities. The successful candidate will be a qualified teacher with a degree in Languages.

Westbourne offers a fantastic and engaging programme. In addition to organising enriching activities as part of the school day, the pupils visit various language festivals and workshops where they learn through a variety of mediums including, song, dance, art and drama. Immersion courses and visits from children of international schools allow the children to develop their language skills further.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Games programme at the school, as well as matches and activities on Saturdays.

This is a full-time role for a period of up to one year, as maternity cover. Part time applications may be considered.

We can offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Discretionary school fee discount
  • Use of the school’s facilities
  • Employee Assistance Programme

We reserve the right to interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing date. For this reason, early applications are appreciated.

Please apply by completing the application form which can be found on our website - www.westbournehouse.org/our-school/our-team/job-opportunities . CVs may be attached, but not in place of the application form. Please return completed applications to Robyn Aubrey at hr@westbournehouse.org .

Westbourne House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with current and past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Further Information


Job Details

  • Location: West Sussex
  • Term: Full-time,Part-time,Fixed Term
  • Closing Date: 26 May 2020
  • Salary: Dependent on experience


School Details

  • Founded: 1907
  • Boys' Boarding: 29 (7- 13)
  • Girls' Boarding: 23 (7- 13)
  • Total Pupils: 362