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Teacher of MFL (Spanish)

Tes Schools RecruitmentNottingham

Teacher of MFL (Spanish) - Maternity Cover.

Tes is currently supporting a friendly and supportive independent school, based in Nottingham. The school is looking to add a Teacher of MFL to its progressive and supportive MFL Department starting in January 2022.

The role will include teaching and coordinating the delivery of MFL (Spanish) at KS3, GCSE and A-levels across year groups 7 to 13. You will support the Head of MFL to enhance provision and will get the chance to get involved with exciting project work throughout the year. Project work will include revising schemes of work and ensuring the curriculum is engaging to all learners alongside projects that support student attainment, well-being and engagement within the wider school. You’ll also lead by example, supporting learners to achieve to the best of their ability and you’ll enjoy that great feeling when your learners achieve grades beyond their dreams.

“The High School is rich in tradition and has been educating children for more than 500 years.  Most important, it is a community and the people who work here believe that they can make a difference to the young people they teach.  If you would like to join an academic and inclusive school, where we enable teachers to be the best that they can be, then we would love to hear from you.

The Spanish department, at present, consists of four full-time and one part-time teachers. They each teach across the whole age range within the School, based as much as practically possible to suit their individual wishes. The majority are dual linguists and also have the ability to teach French/German. The Spanish department succeeds because of the close working relationship between departmental colleagues. The team members respect each other’s professionalism and trust each other implicitly to deliver the subject material that they passionately believe in. Schemes of Work are constantly reviewed, materials are shared and teachers take the lead for different year groups. There are regular departmental meetings and discussions. Members of the Spanish team are extremely enthusiastic and there is a vibrant atmosphere; they are friends as well as colleagues.

The Spanish department’s facilities are found within the wider Modern Languages department. It provides an excellent environment within which to teach. All the teaching rooms have digital projectors, visualisers, and the associated AV equipment. The School’s computer network and the Internet are accessible throughout, allowing the comprehensive use of digital resources of all kinds. The department also makes effective use of the School’s dedicated ICT facilities and tablets, where they are required. All students are encouraged to BYOD to lessons and we have specific websites for different year group. 

An increasing number of pupils each year opt to take Spanish at GCSE. The average teaching group size is around twenty with twenty-four as a set maximum. We follow the AQA specification. The number of students studying Spanish at A-level are relatively small. The teaching sets are typically 4-6. We continue to follow the AQA course at A level. The students are highly motivated and grades achieved are exceptional.”

The school is offering:

• A super supportive and highly visible SLT team and Headteacher;

• on-going CPD with programmes of study such as NPQML and MA in Educational Leadership

• progression support throughout the school and wider group

• support package for NQT’s/RQT’s including CPD and NQT mentorship;

• the chance to take on further responsibility such as TLR or Leadership roles in the future.

The school expects:

• A UK teaching qualification such as PGCE/PGDE, SCITT, BEd or MEd with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

• a relevant MFL (Spanish) Degree or a related subject

• experience of delivering MFL (Spanish) up to A-level pushing and engaging learners to progress within the subject

• a love and passion for education.

Please include REF: 1485861 in the email subject line.

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