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French Teacher (NQTs Welcome)
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Job Description: French Teacher (NQTs Welcome)

Reports to:             Head of MFL

Start date:               September 2019

Salary:                      Ark MPS/UPS (Inner London): £30,406 - £48,814

The Role

To provide outstanding teaching and 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

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

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

·         Use regular, measurable and 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.

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


Academy Culture

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

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

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

·         Create and sustain a positive class culture

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

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

·         Write appropriate comments in reports



·         Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Principal.



Person Specification: Teacher of MFL


Qualification criteria

·         Qualified to degree level and above

·         Qualified to teach in the UK

·         Right to work in the UK



·         Experience of raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment

·         Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning of their subject though schemes of work and extra-curricular activities etc.

·         Experience of teaching French is vital

·         Experience of teaching another Modern Foreign Language desirable


Skills and attributes

We are looking for these skills and attributes or at the very least, a clear, demonstrable capacity to develop them:


·         Effective team worker and leader.

·         High expectations for accountability and consistency.

·         Vision aligned with KSA’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others.

·         Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student.

·         Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence.

·         Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.


Teaching and Learning

·         Creative, and highly skilled instrumentalist

·         Excellent classroom practitioner.

·         Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards.

·         Has good communication, planning and organisational skills.

·         Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement.

·         Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice.


Alignment with KSA vision

·         Relentless drive to do whatever it takes to ensure all students succeed.

·         The belief that with the right environment more than 95% of our pupils are able to excel at University.

·         The courage and conviction to make a difference.


Communication skills

·         The ability to listen and communicate effectively.

·         Empathy and the ability to understand the needs, aspirations and motivation of diverse individuals and groups.

·         The ability to influence and motivate others.


Problem solving

·         Identify, analyse and resolve problems and issues.

·         Develop plans with concrete outcomes and effective solutions.

·         Evaluate results and identify necessary actions.

·         Make fact-based decisions.



·         Sustain energy, optimism and motivation in the face of pressure and setbacks.

·         Stay calm in difficult situations and maintain clarity of vision.

·         Be adaptable in the face of adversity.


Results and learning orientation

·         Awareness of own strengths and limits.

·         Commitment to ongoing improvement and learning.

·         A passion for teaching subject.

·         Focus on achieving challenging goals and results.

·         Resourcefulness and flexibility in delivering outcomes.



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