Teacher of MFL (French)
Longfield Academy

Job reference: 001958

Location: Longfield Academy

Closing date: 23/04/2019

Salary: MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance + scope for TLR £2,887

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Teaching

Hours per week: Full-time

Start Date: September 2019

About the role:  If you are an ambitious and enthusiastic Teacher of Languages we have a truly unique and exciting opportunity to join a successful, over-subscribed academy offering excellent career development programmes. We are looking for an MFL Teacher to join our team to deliver French from Key Stage 3 to 5 from September 2019; the ability to also offer Spanish is a bonus but not essential. 


Longfield Academy is part of the DfE MFL Hub project led by Rachel Hawkes and her team at the University of York and in partnership with the NCELP (National Centre for Excellence in Language Pedagogy), along with three other academies in the Leigh Academies Trust.  Working with us provides you with access to high quality, ready to use CPD in your classroom and to take part in a national project on practice and research, which has the aim of raising GCSE uptake.  This initiative offers superb career development. 


We also have scope for our successful candidate to work across the academy with responsibility for co-ordinating the IB Middle Years Programme, receiving a TLR of £2,887 for this role.  This opportunity is like no other, and if you’re an exceptional Languages practitioner, we want to hear from you. 


Working with Longfield Academy:  Our academy is transformational for young people and was judged as 'Good' with an 'Outstanding' Sixth Form Provision in May 2018. Results have increased and we have been recognised as one of the top 10 Kent schools and academies nationally based on our Key Stage 5 value-added score.


Wherever your location, we invite applications from recently qualified teachers keen to have the best start in an exciting new career, or from experienced teachers looking for a new and highly desirable opportunity.  If you are seeking a role which will make a difference not only to our students and the wider community but will also look after your wellbeing and personal development, this is the role for you.


Our successful candidate will receive:
•    An exciting role in a successful oversubscribed academy
•    State of the art facilities
•    A guaranteed CPD offer which will be tailored to individual requirements
•    Ongoing professional training and development as well as networking opportunities throughout the MAT
•    A competitive salary



Please consult the Job Description by clicking here for further information which is aligned to the National Teaching Standards. 


Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. 


As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.


We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.  You can also view our video below which provides a glimpse of what it's like to work with LAT and why we're proud of what we do. 



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Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.


The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

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