MFL Teacher (French), Wandsworth

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Harris Academy BatterseaWandsworth

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Harris Academy Battersea is seeking to appoint an inspirational and passionate qualified Teacher of French for Septemebr 2020. If you are an experienced MFL Teacher, or Modern Foreign Languages trainee teacher looking for your first teaching post this September, then we would welcome an application from you. Harris Academy Battersea offers a friendly and welcoming environment and we can offer all the support you might need to develop, irrespective of the stage you are at in your career. 


Your opportunity:


This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious professional to join our team of committed staff who share a common sense of purpose and high expectations of what students can achieve. We are looking for a dedicated, attentive Teacher of French to inspire a love of learning in our bright students. 


Invest in us and we will invest in you

For the successful candidate, there will be exceptional CPD opportunities. We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. You will be part of a Federation established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders, with unrivalled opportunities for progression; whatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader, our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programmes to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly. Join a community of dedicated, friendly staff standing by and upholding its mission:

"Developing our young people both academically and personally is at the heart of everything we do at Harris Academy Battersea. They should leave us not only having fulfilled their personal best in terms of academic results, but also equipped with our core values of knowledge, resilience and integrity to thrive in all stages of their lives."  Miss P Leigh, Principal


What we are looking for:

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. The successful candidate must:

Must hold QTS (or equivalent) or Pending QTS to apply for this role.

Possess a Challenge adept approach 

Be passionate about MFL and experience with French

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.


About Harris Academy Battersea:

Harris Academy Battersea will be in its fifth academic year in 2018-19 and has established itself as one of the highest performing schools in London, judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted in 2018. In 2017, it was awarded the Evening Standard School of the Year as well as being named one of the Sunday Times Top 20 Schools in the country. In 2016-17, it was ranked 4th highest school in England for pupil progress and the top non-selective school nationally, and achieved a provisional figure of +1.40 for Progress 8 in 2018-19: nearly three times higher than the +0.5 threshold set by OfSTED for 'Outstanding'.


Why work at Harris Academy Battersea?

In 2017, the school was named the ‘Evening Standard School of the Year’ and has been ranked as the 4th school in the country for two years running. With a Progress 8 score of +1.49, students achieve nearly one-and-a-half grades higher than they would in an average school and such progress, alongside the best A-level results in Wandsworth, reflects the exceptional dedication with which everyone in the academy applies themselves.

The staff body is an incredible group of people. They are dynamic, thoughtful and innovative practitioners who do everything that they can to help our children succeed and we are looking for someone similar to join us. We recognise that teaching is a demanding career and it is our aim to make sure that staff who have chosen to are as well supported as they can be. We have a zero tolerance approach to anything that interrupts the learning in a classroom and our central team deals with will all behaviour issues, non-completion of homework, phone-calls and detentions to make sure that teachers are as free as possible to do the three things that matter most: mark, plan and teach.

Any position in education is inevitably laden with values and ideals and we are a school built on a shared ownership of these. We wish to give our students the very best start that we can in life and, through hard work and determination, we hope that our values and ideals take shape as something recognisable in the futures that we help build.

Come and see us in action: visits to Harris Academy Battersea are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 020 7622 0026 to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation.


Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups

Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education

An Inner London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus

Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits

The opportunity to work with our amazing students!

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits.


The Harris Federation

Harris Federation stands as the leading large Multi Academy Trust for both primary and secondary education in Greater London. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.  

Paramount to what we do is closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. Social mobility has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation. Within this, we have continuously transformed standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining the Harris Federation. We are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education in order to nurture their individual potential.  

Every child in London deserves the best possible education. Join us in creating spaces of learning where children everywhere are nurtured for their potential and given the tools necessary to shape their own future.  

Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement.



More about Harris Academy Battersea
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 401 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London, SW11 5AP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 76220026
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School summary

Harris Academy Battersea is modern and innovative, but with old-fashioned values. Its aim is to shape the lives of students by providing them with the best possible academic outcomes from outstanding courses and – crucially – the exper...