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Deputy Subject Leader - Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) French/ Spanish

Deputy Subject Leader - Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) French/ Spanish

The City Academy, Hackney

Hackney, London

Inner London Pay Spine + TLR2b, plus performance related bonuses and other benefits
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 2018
Apply by:
20 November 2017

Job overview

If you want to be the best, then you should probably join us 

Students in our academy made more progress than in any other school in Hackney and made the best progress of any co-educational school in the country in 2014. In 2015 and 2016 students made exceptional progress with a Progress 8 score above 1.00, one of only seven schools in the country to achieve this. That is great news for our students, the academy and our community, but there is so much more that we know can be achieved and you can help. 

We have a relentless ambition to deliver continuing success to the young people we serve. Our approach is based on very simple principles: clear systems and extremely high expectations. We focus on the development of our students, their values and ultimately their academic success. We maximise the impact of teaching by providing clear leadership, minimising bureaucracy and effective support that have tangible results on the quality of teaching and outcomes for our students. 

The Role 

You will be a member of the MFL Department working closely with the Subject Leader. 

This exciting and challenging post requires an enthusiastic, hardworking, conscientious and energetic individual, who is experienced in working with young people. You will be teaching French/ Spanish and ensuring children regardless of gender, ethnicity and religion achieve to the best of their ability. 

Duties will include: 

  • Assisting the Subject Leader in leading the MFL faculty. 
  • Ensuring high quality teaching and learning is delivered to all students. 
  • Assisting the Subject Leader in developing systems and procedures to efficiently challenge under achieving students. 
  • Developing meaningful partnership with parents/carers and local primary schools. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to shape the lives of young people in Hackney. If you think you can help transform the opportunities for the community we serve then we would like to hear from you. 

For more details about the role and how to apply please visit

The closing date for applications is Monday 20th November at 10am.

The City Academy, Hackney is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants. 

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About The City Academy, Hackney

I am delighted to invite you to consider one of the posts we have on offer at The City Academy, Hackney. I am confident that you will be impressed with the academic standards, behaviour and ethos we have established. We have created a high-quality Academy with the highest levels of achievement and self-discipline, and a broad, dynamic curriculum designed to help students achieve the highest personal and academic standards. Since opening in 2009 we have achieved two 'Outstanding' grades from Ofsted (January 2011 and January 2012), judged to be 'Outstanding' in every category. In 2017 the progress 8 score was 1.07.

We expect students to work hard and to show dedication and commitment to the Academy's rules. There are clear boundaries about the responsibilities of students both in terms of their conduct, and their self-respect and respect for others. In return, The Academy provides them with an excellent education both in terms of examination success and personal development helping them develop all the skills and values they will need to be successful in later life.

We are looking for ambitious staff who are enthusiastic, hardworking, conscientious and energetic individuals. We want people who want to work with young people, to ensure that, regardless of gender, ethnicity and economic circumstances they achieve to the best of their ability. In return we offer a range of staff benefits and development opportunities. You will be able to learn from some of the best and most able practitioners in the country. All of our staff are experts in what they do with a wealth of talent and experience in what makes an 'Outstanding' school. There is a far reaching commitment to ensuring that all of our staff are given the access to excellent development and induction programmes. There is also a clear imperative, driven by Senior staff, to minimise bureaucracy and maximise impact, which to date has been hugely welcomed by staff and produced outstanding results for our students.

The City Academy is a very special place to work. If you think you want to join us in creating an exceptional Academy which transforms the opportunities for the community we serve then I would love to hear from you.

The City Academy, Hackney is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references are required for this post. CVs will not be accepted in place of an application form.

For further information about safer recruitment and pre-appointment checks, please refer to the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance provided by the Department for Education.

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