Teacher of MFL (Spanish & French), Longfield

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Longfield AcademyLongfield

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Start date: 1st January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About the role:  If you are an ambitious and enthusiastic Teacher of Languages we have an exciting opportunity to join a successful, over-subscribed academy offering excellent career development opportunities. We are looking for an MFL Teacher to join our team to deliver Spanish and French at Key Stages 3 and 4 from January 2019.  The opportunity to develop this at Key Stage 5, particularly Spanish, could also be considered for the right candidate, and we also offer the chance to work with our highly skilled Director of Improvement for Languages who works across LAT academies.  If this sounds appealing, we'd love to hear from you. 

Our academy is striving to continue our successful journey and you will be working in a department that is committed to continually raising standards.  Longfield Academy is part of the Leigh Academies Trust, a highly successful MAT recognised nationally for working together to achieve the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives and, if we are to realise this vision, we need to make sure we attract, develop and reward the key ingredient – you.

Our academy is transformational for young people and was judged as 'Good' with an 'Outstanding' Sixth Form Provision in May 2018. Results have increased and we have been recognised as one of the top 10 Kent schools and academies nationally based on our Key Stage 5 value-added score.

Wherever your location, we invite applications from recently qualified teachers keen to have the best start in an exciting new career, or from experienced teachers looking for a new and highly desirable opportunity.  If you are seeking a role which will make a difference not only to our students and the wider community but will also look after your wellbeing and personal development, this is the role for you.

Our successful applicant will receive:
•    An exciting role in a successful oversubscribed academy
•    State of the art facilities
•    A guaranteed CPD offer which will be tailored to individual requirements
•    Ongoing professional training and development as well as networking opportunities throughout the MAT
•    A competitive salary

Please consult the Job Description for further information which is aligned to the National Teaching Standards. 

What are we looking for in you?  To be successful you need to be a qualified teacher who is passionate and knowledgeable about your subject and possesses the ability to teach consistently at an outstanding level. Whether you are at the start of your career or an expert teacher we focus on what attributes you will bring to the academy and most importantly what impact you will have on our students.

As a Trust we feel it is important to hire for the right attitude which is why we look for teachers that are enthusiastic, focused and resilient to the day to day pressures that teaching brings.  

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. As part of the 'cluster' structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers.   For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Main Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1474 700700
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Longfield Academy is part of the Leigh Academies Trust. The Trust also includes several other secondary Academies – The Leigh Academy, Stationers Crown Woods Academy, Mascalls and Wilmington Academy, a special needs school – Milestone Academy, and se...