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MFL Teacher (Spanish with French)

We seek an enthusiastic and talented teacher, who is aligned to our vision for what an excellent MFL education looks like for pupils aged 2 to 18 and is able to deliver that vision through excellent planning and teaching. This teacher should be ready to commit to leading an extensive extra-curricular MFL programme which will enrich the lives of our pupils and help prepare them for university and beyond. The ability to teach Spanish and French is essential. We have a strong and larger French teaching team, so we are looking for a strong Spanish teacher particularly, including being able to teach GCSE and A-level Spanish.

This is an exciting role in an exceptional school working alongside an inspirational team. All our pupils study French from Year 5 onwards, and make superb progress. We believe that our languages teaching is cutting-edge. With our all-through pupils we are confident that almost the entire year group will all achieve at least Grade 6 at GCSE, an impressive achievement given our school serves a deprived community with low attainment on entry. We welcome the arrival of an MFL teacher who can learn from and build on what has already been achieved.  

 

French is brought to life at KSA by the engaging way it is taught. Our curriculum is rigorous and aims to deliver core knowledge and grammar through regular interleaving and repetition. Real world application permeates the curriculum: from exposure to authentic texts to learning about life in the trenches for a French soldier in World War 1. French is taught exclusively to the pupils at Key Stage 2 and 3, with Spanish introduced as an option in KS4. Being a pure all-through school, MFL teachers are able to lead the learning of languages in Primary also, where the foundation of language acquisition is laid down.

In recent years our outcomes in French and Spanish at GCSE have been strong. In last year’s results, with pupils who started French with us at Year 7, 52% of pupils achieved a 6 or higher, with 95% of our cohort sitting French GCSE. 20% of the cohort took Spanish, and 92% achieved an 7 or higher. We have a small but passionate provision at A-level in both French and Spanish, achieving well.

To apply, and to see more information about the school and this role please visit http://kingsolomonacademy.org/current-vacancies. The deadline is 11am on Monday 4th July but we will review applications as they arrive. To discuss the role, please feel free to email the Principal’s PA, Shaheen Riaz (s.riaz@kingsolomonacademy.org) or phone on 020 7563 6901.

 

 

 

Job Description: MFL Teacher (Spanish with French)

Start date September 2022

Contract type:  Permanent

Salary:  Ark Mainscale or Upper Pay Spine (£32,960 - £52,976)

 

The Role  

To provide outstanding teaching & learning to ensure exceptional progress of their students. 

 

Key responsibilities  

·                     Prepare, deliver and assess learning to a high standard, ensuring great outcomes. 

·                     Provide a nurturing classroom and school environment that helps students to develop as learners  

·                     Helping to maintain/establish discipline across the whole academy  

·                     Contribute to the effective working of the Academy  

 

Outcomes and activities  

 Teaching and Learning  

·                      To teach engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and transform pupil attainment.  

·                     With direction from the Head of MFL, assist in the creation and development of challenging and innovative schemes of work which are inspiring for learners and teachers alike.  

·                     Use regular, measurable & significant assessments to monitor progress and set targets.  

·                     Respond accordingly to the results of such monitoring.  

·                     Ensure that all students achieve at chronological age level or, if well below level, make significant and continuing progress towards achieving at level.  

·                     Maintain regular and productive communication with parents, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications.  

·                     To develop an exciting and motivating extra-curricular and enrichment offer including university links, trips and residentials.  

·                     For candidates who demonstrate that they are ready to do so, the opportunity to coach and develop other members of staff. 

 

Academy Culture 

 

·                     Help create a strong academy community, characterized by consistent, orderly, caring and respectful relationships  

·                     Help develop a small school culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement 

·                     Class teacher (teachers will usually be required to perform the role of form teacher / class teacher): 
 

o        Create and sustain a positive class culture 

o        Care for each pupil as an individual and ensure that they succeed academically and develop emotionally and socially 

o        Hold each pupil to account in every aspect of their school life by maintaining frequent phone/email contact with parents  

 

Other  

·                     Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Principal. 

 

Person Specification: MFL Teacher (Spanish with French)

 

Qualification criteria 

·                     Qualified to degree level and above  

·                     Qualified to teach in the UK  

·                     Right to work in the UK  

 

Experience 

·                     Experience of raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment 

·                     Experience teaching Spanish GCSE and A-level

 

Skills and attributes  

We are looking for alignment to our KSA values or at the very least, a candidate’s clear, demonstrable capacity to develop them:  

“Aiming high”  

·                     Evidence of sustained impact in middle leadership  

·                     Prepares for success with excellent organisational skills  

·                     Works hard to achieve goals  

·                     Never gives up on ourselves, our teammates or our mission  

·                     Willingness to play a full part in school life and go above and beyond to ensure success  

·                     High energy and driven by a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude.  

 

“Working together”  

·                     Works effectively as part of a team  

·                     Seeks out opportunities to build on own and others’ strengths and helps others to be better through a culture of clear, kind feedback  

·                     Makes a strong contribution to assessments and child-led planning  

 

“Being kind”  

·                     Able to create a safe, happy and successful environment for everyone in our community  

·                     Shows gratitude  

·                     Takes care of others  

·                     Exhibits pride in achievements of self and others  

 

“Leading the way”  

·                     Has a passion for working with children  

·                     Is a positive role model to others  

·                     Is brave  

·                     Shows initiative  

·                     Feels passionate about creating a better future.  

 

Other  

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  

 

 

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