Teacher of Spanish, Portsmouth

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Portsmouth AcademyPortsmouth

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Start date: April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25,750-£39,964
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are currently recruiting for an exceptional Teacher of Spanish! 

Salary £25,750-£39,964 

Start Date As soon as possible

Closing Date Monday 14th January 2019

Interview Date Week Commencing 21st January 2019

Ofsted April 2017 – The Portsmouth Academy is a GOOD school with OUTSTANDING leadership and management.

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is the best performing Multi Academy Trust for KS4 progress

We are currently recruiting for an exceptional Teacher of Spanish to join a team of committed professionals.  

The successful candidate will have a fluency in Spanish and will demonstrate a strong passion and commitment to the teaching of languages. The ability to teach a second language – French to years 7 & 8– is also required. This post is suitable for an experienced graduate or NQT.

We became a co-educational establishment from September 2017.  Our aim is to transform the life chances of our pupils through our motto of ‘Aspire and Achieve’.

The good behaviour of our students, and collegiate atmosphere amongst staff, makes the Academy a wonderful place to work. We are part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, an expanding family of primary and secondary schools within the Portsmouth area and have recently achieved fully accredited Thinking School status from the University of Exeter.

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What we can offer you:

• An excellent environment for learning and teaching. The Portsmouth Academy has undergone major refurbishment and a further building phase will commence in 2019 including a state of the art new building with fantastic facilities to house, art music and drama.

• We place a strong emphasis on “Wellbeing for Staff” here at The Portsmouth Academy and were proud to receive the Wellbeing award at the recent Teach Portsmouth Awards. Our Wellbeing strategy consists of regular opportunities to participate in on site activities such as Pilates, Ceramics and Football each week.

• Progress is significantly above the national average in a range of subjects.

• Teachers are provided with above 10% PPA and they are designated allocated marking time.

• With an outstanding Leadership and Management team, we are focused on providing our staff with bespoke CPD tailored to the stage they are at in their career.

• The Academy operates a very clear behaviour structure and pupil’s conduct in lessons and around the school is excellent. – Ofsted 2017

• Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding practice through resources, mentoring and school visits.

• We work closely with Teach Portsmouth,  The Portsmouth Education Partnership  and Portsmouth Teaching Schools Alliance

• The Trust holds regular CPD events.

• A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas.

• Onsite parking free of charge.

• What you will need to succeed:

• Be a qualified Spanish Teacher

• Be able to teach French to Years 7 & 8

• Be experienced in planning an appropriate and challenging curriculum 

• Have a thorough knowledge of present curriculum developments, particularly those relating to Spanish

• Be an inspiring teacher with real enthusiasm for the subject 

• Be able to motivate his/her pupils 

• Be committed to high standards for both staff and students 

• Be prepared to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the Academy 

• Have excellent knowledge/experience of teaching Spanish

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

The Portsmouth Academy is also recruiting for Heads of Year,  if you are interested in applying for this position please ensure this is clearly indicated on your application.

If you would like to visit the Academy please contact Sue Wood Executive PA on 02392 812822.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


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More about Portsmouth Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: St. Mary's Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 5PF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 23 9281 2822
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Ofsted April 2017 - The Portsmouth Academy is a GOOD school with OUTSTANDING leadership and management.

The Portsmouth Academy is the second highest performing school across Hampshire

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is the best performing Multi Ac...