Teacher of MFL
Ark Isaac Newton Academy

Isaac Newton Academy

Redbridge Interim Principal: Jo Spencer


Teacher of MFL

Required for September 2019 


Reporting to:                         Head of Department

Start date:                              September 2019

Salary:                                    Ark MPS £28,286- £39,937, UPR £41,925-£45,086

Closing Date:                        Midnight 16th June 2019


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 with specialist status in mathematics and music. 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. 

Languages at Isaac Newton Academy is taught by a dedicated team of specialist linguists with most offering both French and Spanish. The team share a commitment to the continuing development of their subject knowledge and MFL pedagogy and plan collaboratively. Oracy in the target language is an essential skill to develop students’ fluency and confidence for success both at school and beyond.


If what you have read about Isaac Newton Academy chimes with your personal educational philosophy, I very much hope that you will consider applying for the post. This is a key role in the Academy and a challenging yet highly rewarding opportunity. 



 If you would like to discuss the role, or if you have any technical issues with the application form please contact Human Resources on 020 8911 6656 or hr@isaacnewtonacademy.org.


To apply please go to: http://isaacnewtonacademy.org/vacancies. Please complete your application by Midnight 16th June 2019. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date should we feel we have found a suitable candidate.

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 Human Resources on 020 8911 6656 or hr@isaacnewtonacademy.org.


 Job Description: Teacher of MFL


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 that we teach

·               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

·               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.