JOB | Head of Latin, St John’s Beaumont School



A full Candidate pack is available from Miss Francesca Purdie

Job Purpose

The Head of Latin liaises closely with the Deputy Head Academic and other Heads of Department to monitor and develop the academic curriculum, including rigorous marking and assessment procedures.  The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering an engaging curriculum, and will need to understand and respond to the academic, emotional and intellectual needs of the pupils, with particular reference to successful learning styles and motivation, ensuring that Latin is recognised as a strength within the School.

The Head of Latin will contribute also to the wider life of the school, including participation in extra-curricular activities.  As this is a part-time role, the degree of involvement is negotiable. There will also be capacity to extend this role further, should the chosen candidate also teach information technology in addition to Latin.

Role specification

  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Working hours: part time at around 50% capacity, term time only. There is also scope to extend this role to a full-time position, should the chosen candidate also able to teach Information Technology.
  • Salary: depending on experience.

Role Overview

  • Follow guidelines, policies and school philosophy as laid out in the Staff Handbook and Family Handbook.
  • Teach Latin and Classical Civilisation across Year 6 to Year 8.
  • Set teaching and assessment standards within the Latin Department.
  • Liaise with senior schools on entrance criteria, particularly for scholarship candidates.
  • Lead and develop whole department policies.
  • Fully support the School’s aim to provide a relevant and stimulating syllabus that will engage and motivate pupils.
  • Help create a strong school community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships.
  • Support the school’s values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies, practices and procedures.
  • Help develop a culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement. 
  • Support and work in collaboration with colleagues and other professionals in and beyond the school, covering lessons and providing other support as required.
  • Vision aligned with St John’s Beaumont’s high aspirations and high expectations of self and others.
  • Fully support the religious life of the school through events including organizing subject assemblies
  • Support school events (e.g. Sports Days, Open Days), including occasional weekends and attend all inset days and new staff induction training.
  • Always promote safeguarding and the welfare of the children in the school’s care, in accordance with the school’s safeguarding policies.
  • Be conversant with and adhere to the school’s Child Protection & Safeguarding, First Aid and Data Protection policies.
  • Undertake additional training for the better performance of duties.
  • Any other reasonable task as directed by the Deputy Head Academic and Headteacher.

Candidate Information Pack | Application Form