MFL - Second in Department, Dagenham

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Jo Richardson Community SchoolDagenham

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £28,660 to £47,298 includes ILA - TLR 2b (£4,442)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

MFL – Second in Department

£28,660 to £47,298 includes ILA - TLR 2b (£4,442)

Required September 2018


This is a great opportunity to join a highly successful school as part of a friendly and very hard working department.  Established as a brand new school in 2002, we moved into our award-winning £30 million accommodation in 2005.  The school is located within easy reach of central London via the District Line and yet just minutes by car from the Essex countryside.

Last academic year JRCS achieved another set of outstanding outcomes at GCSE and A Level.  The school’s KS4 Progress 8 score is +0.45 which is significantly above national average.  This is a strong indication of the high quality of teaching and learning at the school.  Our Sixth Form provision is part of the Southern Consortium, working in partnership with four other local schools, to deliver a high quality Post-16 education for our students.  At KS5, the progress score was also positive with the average grade for A Levels a strong C+. 

We pride ourselves on being a truly inclusive school and this is actively underpinned by our motto ‘Success for All’.  Academic rigour runs alongside a commitment to extra-curricular activities and we offer our students a wide range of opportunities to pursue their studies both inside and outside the classroom.  Our extensive range of extra-curricular activities, together with trips to Rome, Berlin, France, Borneo, the WWI trenches in Ypres, skiing in the USA, and our highly regarded Duke of Edinburgh programme, is second to none and ensures all students get the chance to extend their academic, social and cultural experiences outside of the classroom.  New staff are encouraged to participate in trips.

The school’s most recent OFSTED report described the school as good with outstanding leadership and governance and outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision; this judgement was reinforced at our last Section 8 inspection in November 2017. 


We are looking for an inspirational Second in MFL who will take on responsibility for Spanish at KS4 as well as leading our MFL trip provision.  You will be hardworking, dynamic and committed to maintaining the high standards set within the school.  You will be an excellent, enthusiastic and experienced classroom practitioner.  The ability to teach Spanish up to AS/A2 Level would be an advantage.  Ideally, the successful candidate will also be able to offer French up to GCSE.

The successful candidate will be a well-qualified, highly motivated and committed Spanish/French teacher who has a passion for working with students and can motivate, enthuse and challenge them to produce the highest quality work.  You will have a good track record of raising standards and securing successful pupil outcomes in GCSE examinations in addition to being ready to make a whole school contribution.  A strong vision for extra-curricular activities is also important for the department as well as the capacity to work collaboratively as part of a team.

The school prides itself on providing staff with the most appropriate and effective support to ensure that their professional development needs are fully met and that there is a high level of challenge in the opportunities they are offered.  Wednesday afternoons are devoted to CPD and the school has a very strong record of developing staff; nearly half of the Heads of Department and Heads of Year joined the school as NQTs, as did one member of the Senior Leadership Team.  Please visit the “join us as a member of staff” page of our award-winning website to learn more about what makes JRCS such a special place to work.

High quality induction, including a two week NQT school-based immersion programme in July, is available to all staff at JRCS as part of our strong commitment to continuing professional development.

Please log onto our website for further details about the school, this post, a link to our recent Ofsted report and the application process itself. All applications should be made online by clicking the ‘Apply Now' link.  Please contact Margaret Stone on if you wish to arrange a visit to the school.

JRCS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment The successful applicant will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing date:       Midnight on Sunday 20th May

Interviews:      Tuesday 22nd May

Headteacher: Ges Smith

Patron: Rt Hon Baroness Betty Boothroyd

Castle Green, Gale St, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 4UN

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More about Jo Richardson Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Castle Green, Gale Street, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 4UN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8270 6222
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