Company: The London Acorn School (TLAS)

Role: French Teacher Part-Time required to teach 5 hours of French per week to primary age children

Salary Range: £20 – £25 per hour paid on a casual staff basis

Student contact time and duties required: 6 hours a week covering contact time and planning to be confirmed.

Location: Morden Cottage, Morden Hall Park

The London Acorn School is an innovative low tech/no tech pioneering alternative school delivering a quality education that is rated Good by Ofsted (2017). With small class sizes, our group of highly skilled teachers, selected for their commitment, skills and talent, nurture students to be independent, thoughtful and resourceful creators with excellent capabilities in many areas including literacy and numeracy.

Set in a beautiful National Trust Park, we aim to provide a truly holistic education, using a Steiner inspired curriculum approach to learning.

To apply: Please send an email to Subject line should be: (your name) French Teacher (Casual Staff) application. Please enclose your CV and a paragraph on why you are specifically interested in working with The London Acorn School. Correspondence without CVs attached will not be considered as a serious application enquiry. If you have any queries please email the school office on

Part time French Teacher

·         French Languages specialist, able to teach children from age 7 upwards.

·         Maintain TLAS child behaviour standards and good classroom management and control throughout.

·         Work as part of a team and share ideas with fellow teachers.

·         Prepare lesson plans and liaise with our senior teachers for agreement on plans.

·         Deliver lessons in French that are clear, compelling to children and strong on written/oral skills and comprehension.

·         Take part in gentle baseline assessment of child attainment levels.

·         Liaise in setting attainment aims in French for each group.

·         Prepare half termly child assessments against agreed attainment levels to TLAS formats.

·         Prepare end of year reports for all pupils to TLAS format.

·         Work with other class teachers to support school community and curriculum.

·         Be prepared to work additional hours, by arrangement, on pupil break supervisions at our standard break supervision hourly rate.


  • We are a small, friendly, holistic low-tech independent school for 3–11-year-old children set in a beautiful National Trust Park with excellent transport links.
  • We are looking for a Kindergarten Assistant to start in Autumn term 2021 to assist and support the kindergarten team in the care and wellbeing of a mixed age group of children from age 3-6 years. 
  • You would be joining a dedicated team where our children’s wellbeing and happiness is the centre of our vision and our unique curriculum approach.

Role Summary:

  • Assisting the Kindergarten team with daily, weekly activities with regard to the Steiner inspired early years principles and practices.
  • Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of children in kindergarten.
  • Planning and preparing morning snacks.
  • Learning and preparing materials for circle time and craft activities.
  • Building outstanding relationships with families and their children, working within the framework of our parent partnership programme.

Job Type: Term time, Mon- Fri 8am – 4pm

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience.

The ideal candidate will be caring, organised and friendly with a willingness to work as part of a team. Core to the school’s values and underlying the school goals of holistic education and academic excellence is a real partnership between staff and families, with children’s happiness and well-being at the centre of that partnership. It’s a close community, with lovely children and parents who are actively engaged in supporting the school.

Person Specification

We are looking for a caring and efficient individual, committed to the school’s pathways for education provision. These are the specification criteria to identify suitable candidates:

  • Teaching experience or a good understanding of Steiner (or other alternative pedagogy including Montessori or Reggio Emilia) is essential.
  • Qualification recognised early years qualification is essential.
  • References. Two educational, and one personal reference. (Previous/current employers’ reference essential).

Next steps

Please email your CV to,

The post holder will be accountable to the Head Teacher.

The London Acorn School is a not-for-profit community interest company.

Further information on The London Acorn School can be found at

Please note that all applicants for this post will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding controls including Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) screening and checks with past employers. We expect them to demonstrate that they share our commitment to the wellbeing and safeguarding of children.

In addition, candidates invited to interview will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and provide proof of qualifications.

The London Acorn School is an equal opportunities employer.