Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School, Kent, England

Role: German language teaching assistant

Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School (TWGGS) is an academically selective school that specialises in music and English. Scholarship and academic rigour are at the core of the curriculum, as is instilling an enthusiasm for learning both inside and outside the classroom. Physics, chemistry and biology are taught as separate subjects; all students at Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9, when pupils are aged between 11 and 14) study three modern foreign languages; and subjects such as economics, psychology, sociology and politics are introduced at different stages. Co-operative arrangements in the Sixth Form with Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys and The Skinners’ School augment the curriculum.

In its inspection report of November 2011, the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills said: “The quality of education provided by Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School is outstanding. The head teacher and her senior staff have established a strong and positive ethos throughout the school that supports excellent attitudes to learning and promotes outstanding behaviour.”

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General info

Two unpaid internships per year of a minimum of 3 months February-April and October-December. SPS1: yes.


You will support the German teachers as a foreign language assistant. You will be present for approx. 16 hours, observing classes and working with small groups of students on your own. You will also have the opportunity to observe other subjects, participate in school events and, where possible, take part in school trips.

Application requirements

Apply with a CV and letter in English (both in PDF format by email) to Christoph Link (german@twggs.kent.sch.uk). A Criminal Records Bureau check must be completed in order to allow you to work with schoolchildren and requires a passport.


No participation fee. You may apply for a Leonardo or other grant for students abroad. Further information on financing your stay abroad <link services io outgoings praktikum-im-ausland foerderungsmoeglichkeiten.html _blank external-link-new-window externen link in neuem>here.

Approx. costs based on previous students’ experiences:

  • travel to and from the UK: €250
  • accommodation: often provided in a parent house, approx. €120 per week, including meals
  • other expenses: approx. €20 per week

Contact person at TWGGS

Curriculum leader for German: Jo Sanderson


Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School
Southfield Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN4 9UJ