Teacher of MFL
Ark Isaac Newton Academy
Salary From
Salary To
 Isaac Newton Academy, Redbridge

Interim Principal: Jo Spencer


Outstanding Spanish & French teacher needed to help shape an exceptional new school.


Required for January  2019


New, six form entry, mixed 4-18 comprehensive in Redbridge.


In September 2012 Isaac Newton Academy opened with its inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. The school will grow, year on year, to become an 11-18 academy of 1250 students. In 2014 the primary phase of the academy opened to 90 reception-aged children. This too will grow each year, until full in September 2020.


We are looking to appoint an inspirational Spanish & French teacher who shares our belief in the highest standards of academic attainment in a comprehensive setting.  This is a rare opportunity to be centrally involved in establishing an outstanding school from its early stages.  


The successful candidates will:

  • have excellent subject knowledge
  • achieve outstanding student attainment outcomes
  •  possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of Ilford residents.


They will have the opportunity to:

  • play a strategic role in the evolution of Isaac Newton Academy
  • be involved in the design and development of the MFL curriculum
  •  join the Ark network, with comprehensive CPD provision.

If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of the students who attend Isaac Newton Academy and members of the local community, then we are keen to hear from you.


If you have any technical issues with the application form, please contact our recruitment team on 0203 116 6345 or recruitment@arkonline.org. For a candidate information pack or an informal, confidential discussion please contact the HR Office, on 020 8911 6657 or recruitment@isaacnewtonacademy.org.


Please complete your application by 11:59pm on Wednesday 14th November  2018.


Location:      Ilford, Redbridge

Start date:  January 2019

Deadline:     11:59 pm on Wednesday 14th November  2018.
Salary:          MPS/UPS 


Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Job Description: Teacher of MFL


Reporting to:           Head of Department

Start date:               September 2018

Salary:                       MPS/UPS 

Disclosure level:      Enhanced


The Role

·         To deliver outstanding teaching, to ensure effective student learning in the subject and to facilitate excellent outcomes for the students

·         To be a role-model and impact positively on the academy more widely

Key responsibilities

·         To plan, resource and deliver imaginative, interactive and inspiring lessons that ensure that effective learning takes place and students make excellent progress

·         To provide a nurturing and stimulating classroom and academy environment that helps students to develop as learners

·         To maintain/establish positive behaviour for learning across the whole academy

·         To contribute to the effective working of the academy

·         To support students in the acquisition and development of learning dispositions and positive character traits

·         To provide stimulating and enriching extra-curricular opportunities for students and potentially for members of the wider school community

·         To be accountable for student progress and attainment levels in their own classes.

Outcomes and activities

Teaching and Learning

·         With direction from the Head of Department, to plan and prepare effective teaching modules and lessons

·         To teach engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and involve students and improve student attainment

·         To use regular assessments to monitor progress and set targets

·         To respond accordingly to the results of such monitoring to differentiate intervention

·         To utilise a full range of AfL strategies

·         To maintain regular and productive communication with parents, to report on progress, sanctions and achievements

·         To promote reading and teach literacy skills.

Academy Culture

·         To help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships by maintaining a presence around the Academy

·         To help develop an Academy culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement

·         To demonstrate a commitment to equality of opportunity for all members of the Academy’s community

·         To actively promote the Academy at all times

·         To contribute to discussions at meetings

·         To contribute to the writing and implementation of the Academy Improvement Plan

·         To be active in issues of student welfare and support.


·         To be a form tutor and deliver tutorial, BRIDGES and PSHE sessions to the form group

·         To undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Head of Department or Principal

·         To undertake the main professional duties of a teacher as set out in the ARK Schools pay and conditions of service document

·         To meet the expectations of all INA staff as laid out in the Staff Expectations Policy

·         To uphold all Academy polices with consistency and diligence.



Person Specification: Teacher of MFL


Qualification Criteria

·         Qualified to degree level and above in at least one modern foreign language

·         Qualified to teach (and work) in the UK.


·         Up to date knowledge in the curriculum area

·         Understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards of results and behaviour.


·         Experience of raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment

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


·         Passion for MFL

·         High expectations for accountability and consistency

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

·         A firm and constant belief in the unlimited potential of every student and a commitment to inclusive educational provision

·         Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence

·         Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all students and providing equality of opportunity

·         The ability to enthuse and inspire others

·         The ability to consistently deliver outstanding lessons

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

·         Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills

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

·         Acts as a role model to staff and students

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

·         The ability to develop positive relations with students and adults

·         The ability to work effectively alone and as a part of a team

·         Excellent listening skills

·         Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and ICT skills

·         Strong organisational and time management skills

·         The ability to take personal responsibility, a readiness to reflect and self-evaluate, and the ability to change, develop and improve

·         Confidence and self-motivation

·         The ability to work well under pressure

·         High levels of honesty and integrity

·         A sense of humour and desire to have fun.


·         This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check

·         The post holder must be committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to providing equality of opportunity.