Beaconsfield High School – Foreign Language Volunteer

BHS Logo - Final JPEGDetails of the Organisation:

Beaconsfield High School is a selective grammar school for girls located in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. The school has 1100 students aged between 11 and 18 who live in South Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas.

Location: Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1RR

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Volunteers will work as part of the Beaconsfield High School Languages Team to plan and deliver French or Spanish conversation classes to KS4 and 5students.

Key responsibilities:

  • Deliver French or Spanish conversation classes to KS4 (Y9-10) and/or KS5 (Y11-13) students.
  • To develop a good understanding of the foreign language KS4 and 5 syllabi and exam requirements
  • To liaise with other members of the department so as to ensure that the conversation classes are integrated with the other teaching and learning activities
  • To maintain accurate records of student attendance and to inform the Head of Department of any student non-attendance
  • To understand and enforce school policy with regard to behaviour management and safeguarding

Hours required: work hours are flexible, but volunteers will be expected to be available for a minimum of one 2 hour session per week for a full academic year.

Skills required:

  • A-level Spanish or French at a minimum Grade B level
  • Studying for undergraduate level or above foreign language degree or teaching qualification, ideally with a language specialisation
  • Strong Spanish or French conversational ability
  • A willingness to learn about the assessment of students speaking ability
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills
  • Good communication skills both written and spoken
  • A sense of humour and good sense of well-being
  • High expectations of self and other
  • A flexible and adaptable approach
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Full safeguarding training will be compulsory

DBS check required – provided free of charge by Brunel Volunteers

Additional Benefits to the Volunteer:

  • Safeguarding training provided
  • Travel expenses reimbursed
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony.

Interested? Apply now!

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