Teacher of French and/or Spanish, Poole

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Magna Academy PoolePoole

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Start date: Easter 2018 or September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly competitive salary - MPS/UPS (+TLR for suitable candidate) or Leadership Scale
Contract term: Permanent

Opportunity to become a Lead Practitioner and/or Specialist Leader of Education

‘This is an outstanding school. Teachers have high expectations of their students, who respond by producing excellent work.’ (OFSTED, June 2015)

High aspirations?
Looking for an exciting new challenge?
Our Academy is a vibrant and exciting place to work and was graded as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in June 2015. In 2016, Magna achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.52, placing us well within the top 5% of highest performing schools nationally.
In 2016 and 2017, GCSE French achieved 92% A*-C, ranking MFL in the top 6% of highest performing departments in England for progress in 2016.

Our systems ensure you can really focus on your core purpose – teaching, in a sustainable way, through:

  • tight, robust and no-nonsense behaviour systems
  • all detentions are centralised, including homework detentions
  • a feedback policy focused on whole class feedback, eliminating the need for hours and hours of marking
  • highly visible and supportive senior leaders
  • there are no formal graded lesson observations – just ongoing ‘no-stakes’ feedback
  • excellent ongoing CPD

‘The behaviour of students is outstanding. They are exceptionally keen to learn, and show real enthusiasm in lessons.’ (OFSTED, June 2015)

We are looking for an exceptional individual to play an important role in our unique and growing Academy. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher of French and/or Spanish and will also play an important pastoral role in leading a tutor group.

It is an excellent opportunity for either an NQT or someone wishing to further develop their career, with development opportunities to either take on TLR responsibilities and/or become a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) or Aspirant Lead Practitioner/Lead Practitioner (paid on the Lead Practitioner pay scale).

With great students who behave impeccably, an outstanding team of staff, state of the art facilities, and a very pleasant location in beautiful Dorset, Magna Academy offers an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, talented individual looking to develop their career. Ofsted highlighted our very effective staff training and support and outstanding CPD. We have a very comprehensive, and effective, development programme, bringing all subject areas together every week to share best practice.

We teach a challenging academic curriculum for all students. We are driven by a desire, at the core of our mission, to get the best possible results for all of our students, no matter what their starting points or circumstances.

‘Students make exceptional progress.’ (OFSTED, June 2015)

As a rapidly growing academy, that will be at full capacity in 2019, and as a newly designated NCTL Teaching School, you would be joining us at a very exciting time and become part of a vibrant learning community that will offer you fantastic opportunities for CPD, career development, future promotions and for you to be able to make your mark.

We would be delighted to show you around our Academy in order to fully appreciate our excellent learning environment.

How to Apply

Application forms and further details on the role are available from:
www.aatmagna.org/82/vacancies or Zoe Challis, zchallis@aatmagna.org or 01202 604222

If you wish to apply for an Assistant Lead Practitioner or Lead Practitioner role, please state this in your application and outline why you wish to apply for this role.

Closing date for applications: 9am Friday 17th November

Learn more about Magna Academy at: www.aatmagna.org

Magna Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post.

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Ashdown Close, Adastral Road, Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset, BH17 8RE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1202 604222
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Magna Academy Poole is a thriving learning community in which students, staff and parents work together to ensure outstanding outcomes for our young people. 

Our Academy is vibrant and exciting and was graded as Outstanding in all areas by OFSTE...