Second in MFL (French, Spanish or German), Luton

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The Stockwood Park AcademyLuton
Date posted:
Start date: April 2019 or before if available
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS - UPS - £23,720 - £39,406 + TLR 2b - £4,532
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


The Stockwood Park Academy have an exciting new position for a Second in MFL to help further the success of our Modern Foreign Languages Department in French, Spanish & German. The Second in MFL will support the Curriculum Leader in taking responsibility for raising the standards of attainment for all students through a high standard of learning and teaching. We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner that is able to bring ideas, energy, enthusiasm and a commitment to the role. We will welcome applications from the range of language specialisms: French, Spanish & German.

Key Duties:

· Ensure targets for student attainment are met or exceeded and devise intervention strategies, as appropriate, to accelerate progress in areas of underperformance

· Conduct an annual review of the curriculum alongside the Curriculum Leader

· Act as a role model of good classroom practice for other teachers by being effective and pro-active in implementing high quality teaching and learning

· Support the development needs of staff and induct new staff as agreed

The successful candidate will: 

· Be able to demonstrate creative and engaging approaches to their teaching with a good record of achievement

· Have a proven ability to raise standards in classrooms 

· Have experience of leading teaching and learning initiatives beyond their classroom

· Be able to plan and resource effective interventions to meet curricular objectives 

  • Have an excellent understanding      of the components which comprise outstanding teaching and learning

Job Specifics:

· Start Date:  April 2019 or before if available  

· Salary: £23,720 - £39,406 - Main Pay Scale or Upper Pay Scale + TLR 2b (£4,532)

· Job Role: Full time, Permanent 

Why work for Stockwood Park Academy: 

· £30 million state of the art modern facilities with well-equipped classrooms in an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school

· You’ll be working alongside charismatic, supportive and genuine colleagues and Senior Leadership Team who want to see you succeed and thrive 

· A staff wellbeing team that implements various strategies to boost staff engagement including various activities, events, conferences and many other staff benefits 

· Unparalleled CPD and training opportunities with cross trust and national development programs 

· Excellent opportunities to develop and grow in a successful and expanding Academy 

· To be part of an 11-18 provision with opportunities to teach in the sixth form in for many subject areas

· All teaching staff receive a laptop to use whilst in employment

Teacher Testimonial: “I have been at the Academy since 2000, I started as an unqualified teacher and was supported through the Graduate Teacher Programme. Very soon after I gained my QTS, opportunities arose to get into new roles. I started as Gifted and Talented Coordinator, then I became Head of Department for PE and then I wanted to develop into a pastoral role where I became a House Leader. Then came the opportunity to become an Assistant Principal and I was encouraged to go for that role so I took the leap and now I'm the Assistant Principal for Personal Development, Behaviour Management and Welfare. There is a whole range of CPD on offer with a dedicated Teaching and Learning team who will provide personalised CPD, personalised areas for development for members of staff. In addition to that, they have a number of courses they provide, I've gone on the 'Outstanding Teacher Programme' and developed my own teaching and helped me feel secure in the position I was in. Stockwood Park Academy have already begun supporting with my next step up moving into a Deputy Head or Vice Principal role.“ 

- Iain Temple, Assistant Principal for Personal Development, Behaviour Management and Welfare.

Job location

More about The Stockwood Park Academy
Address: Part of The Shared Learning Trust, Rotherham Avenue, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 5PP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1582 722 333