Modern Foreign Languages
Applicants will normally have a degree in a Modern Foreign Language or in some circumstances another subject with significant language content will be considered. Additionally, a degree may be in an unrelated subject if the candidate is a native speaker. Candidates will undertake part of the interview in their chosen language, and be required to write on a specified topic to demonstrate sufficient language skills. It is desirable to have a second subsidiary language, but not mandatory. Along with an awareness of educational issues, a desire to excite, stimulate and engage young people from 11-18 with the possibilities and pleasures open to them in studying a Modern Foreign Language is a good starting point for an application.
Subject Sessions normally take place on a Thursday afternoon at Stroud High School.
|Balcarras School (School Direct)|
|Odyssey TSA (School Direct)|
|Cotswold Teaching School Partnership (School Direct)|
Lisa ClaydonStroud High School
Lisa Claydon has been an MFL teacher for 12 years and a Curriculum Team Leader for French for 10 years after previous careers in the travel industry and the Civil Service. Herself a graduate of the GITEP scheme she has worked in both mixed and single sex, 11–16 and 11–18 and selective and non-selective schools. She worked as a mentor for GITEP MFL for several years before becoming Subject Leader.
Bursaries available: £25,000–£27,500*
*subject to NCTL conditions (call 01242 505945 for more information).
- A Modern Foreign Language degree (or equivalent).
- Maths and English at Grade C or above at GCSE. (Note: an equivalency test is available from the university.)
- Successful completion of the Get Into Teaching Skills Test. We recommend you review GITEP’s Skills Tests Procedure for 2016 Entry.
- Degree at 2:2 or above.
- Involvement with young people, e.g., coaching, youth club.
- Recent connections with Secondary education.
- An awareness of issues in Modern Foreign Language education.