Teacher of MFL French/Spanish, Eastbourne

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Willingdon Community SchoolEastbourne

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Start date: 1st January 2019
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: MPS - UPS £23,719 - £39,406 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Full-time (part-time applications considered) / Full year / Permanent

MPS - UPS £23,719 - £39,406 per annum

Required from January 2019, an excellent Teacher of French or Spanish, capable of teaching to GCSE, with the ability to teach the other language to KS3. The successful candidate would be joining an MFL department within a high achieving school, which greatly values languages within the curriculum. 

At the core of our values is supporting students so that they can achieve personal excellence. Whilst we are a high performing school, we are fully inclusive and students make progress irrespective of need or background. The successful candidate will be prepared to go the extra mile, be keen to work as part of a team, and be open to, and willing to share, new ideas.

The MFL Department currently teach French from year 7 and Spanish at GCSE. Our aim is to foster an excitement about languages across the school. We have good links with our feeder schools and staff are involved in cross phase teaching.

The school regularly hosts groups of students from around the world and this is something we are keen to develop further. Our students act as ambassadors for the international visitors we receive.

Willingdon Community School is a high-achieving and over-subscribed (NOR 1000), 11-16, comprehensive school serving the Eastbourne and Polegate area.  The school is committed to providing the opportunity for success, in its broadest sense, to all its students, taking pride in not just their academic achievement but in the qualities that make them successful citizens.  Examination results at GCSE are consistently high with students of all abilities making good progress and adding significant value, regardless of their starting point.  In 2018, 66% of students achieved the Basics Match. The school is a lead partner with 2 other local schools in a teaching school alliance, leading on the development of new teachers and CPD more widely. The school has an outstanding record for the quality of its training for all staff, regardless of their experience, and takes pride in developing its staff as outstanding teachers and preparing them for the next step in their career.

Staff wellbeing is of paramount importance to us at Willingdon Community School. If you are appointed, there will be a full induction day to ensure you are supported with the transition to your new role. We offer all staff 50% off Benenden Health Care. We also run many events throughout the year such as staff fitness sessions to help you have a work life balance. We are currently leading a project on reducing workload and improving outcomes for our Eastbourne improvement partners.

CPD and talent management of our staff is crucial at all levels. We offer a bespoke programme to each staff to ensure we develop your skillset effectively. This could mean helping you develop into an outstanding practitioner through mentoring and coaching or it could be developing your managerial skills and helping you towards middle or senior leadership. Many of our staff have embarked on the NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH qualifications. There are regular CPD sessions available and we also collaborate with many other schools across the county and have offered secondment opportunities to staff. 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 16th October 2018 (noon)

Interviews will take place Wednesday/Thursday 17th – 18th October 2018

To apply for this post, please download and complete the application form from the school website: http://willingdonschool.org.uk/about-us/vacancies or, e-mail: recruitment@willingdonschool.org.uk

Interview arrangements will be sent to shortlisted applicants only.

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More about Willingdon Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Broad Road, Lower Willingdon, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 9QX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1323 485254
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