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Head of French

Head of French

Thomas Clarkson Academy


  • Expired
Highly Competitive
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 2018
Apply by:
11 October 2017

Job overview

Be part of our transformation

We have begun our rapid journey to become a vibrant and highly successful community school. Results are improving and with a change in leadership and a newly appointed Principal, we are now ready to build more capacity to improve our school by appointing additional staff who have what it takes to be key to our vision. You will be joining a highly experienced team with a strong track record of school improvement.

Thomas Clarkson Academy is highly ambitious for all its students, their families and our staff. We are proud to be a multicultural community that embraces the Brooke Weston ethos and puts excellent progress and the personal development of students at the heart of everything it does.

Staff at the academy strive towards TCA becoming an outstanding educational establishment for adults and young people alike. We thrive on challenge, are reflective and enjoy purposeful, meaningful partnerships with local schools and the wider community all of whom support us in our resolute aim to raise standards. We are fast becoming an employer of choice providing excellent professional development for staff in order to create an outstanding place for all to work and learn.

We see our work as a partnership and offer unrivalled career development opportunities and support to ensure you also achieve your ambitions via our Brooke Weston Teaching School Hub.

This post is an exciting opportunity for a Head of French.

We offer:

  • Staff development and career progression opportunities which go beyond the school walls; fostering talent is a key aspect of our culture.
  • All staff receive free meals (breakfast and lunch)
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme

If you think you can contribute to our organisation we welcome your application. Applicants are required to complete an application form as CVs will not be accepted. For further information about how to apply, or to arrange an informal discussion about this role with our Principal Anne Hill, please contact HR on:

T: 01945 468 411

Closing date: 12th October 2017
Interview date: w/c 16th October 2017

Please be aware that if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date your application has on this occasion, been unsuccessful.

Care and respect for others are the values that lie at the heart of our Trust. The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. It expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts working with children and young people will be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check.

Thomas Clarkson Academy
Corporation Road Wisbech
Cambs PE13 2SE
Brooke Weston Trust

About Thomas Clarkson Academy

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+44 1945 585237

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Thomas Clarkson Academy puts students at the heart of everything we do. The best schools are underpinned by an ethos, drive and behaviours that are understood, respected and valued by everyone across the school community. Our vision is of a community where our students’ learning enables them to realise their academic and personal potential at the highest levels. We embrace ambition for all, by all, as the means to achieve this. 

Our building is one of the most impressive and innovative schools in the area. Built on a grand scale, it is set on a large school site, with many specifically designated outside areas for students to play sport. Our building is light and spacious and all of our indoor facilities are contained under one roof. As part of their lessons and extracurricular activities, students have the opportunity to make use of our impressive facilities. These include a three-storey climbing wall, a planted living wall, a 450-seater theatre, dance and drama studios, sports halls, all weather pitches as well as specialist classrooms, computer suites, laboratories and workshops. 

We are proud to be part of Brooke Weston Trust, who have grown into a family of 10 primary and secondary schools throughout the East Midlands, united by our mission and values. More than 7,000 students between the ages of 3-18 are now educated in a Brooke Weston Trust school, supported by more than 1000 passionate members of staff. 

The Brooke Weston Trust Way 

Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all of our communities.  

Working in some of the most challenging contexts, we improve our students’ achievements by making long term commitments to the community and championing new approaches to improve the life chances for young people. 

Our members of staff are essential to realising this vision, and a happy, motivated and supported team will deliver the best possible experiences for our young people. 

We place great emphasis on creating a supportive and collaborative working environment in all our schools, where all staff can share best practice through our colleague networks, as well as being able to access a range of first-class professional development opportunities through our Brooke Weston Teaching School Alliance.  

Our schools include: 

· Beanfield Primary Academy 

· Brooke Weston Academy 

· Compass Primary Academy 

· Corby Business Academy 

· Corby Technical Academy 

· Gretton Primary School 

· Kettering Science Academy 

· Oakley Vale Primary School 

· Peckover Primary School 

· Thomas Clarkson Academy 


Being a member of the Brooke Weston Trust family not only comes with fantastic opportunities, but also great perks;  

· Free Breakfast and Lunch for all members of staff 

· Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme 

· Bike2Work Scheme 

· Subsidised Gym Membership  

· Emphasis on staff wellbeing, with access to resources such as Education Support Partnership and an Employee Assist Programme 

· Staff CPD and access to the Brooke Weston Trust Teaching School  

Teaching colleagues who would like to progress into leadership positions can also apply to join the Brooke Weston Trust Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy is an exciting new initiative designed to nurture talent and develop future leaders within the Trust through a programme of mentoring and professional development tailored to the needs of our Trust. 

We actively encourage applicants to contact us to arrange a visit to one or more of our schools so we can show you how we work, let you see the schools in action and talk to our colleagues. 

To find out more about what it means to be part of the Brooke Weston Trust Family please check out the career page on our website here.   

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