Subject Leader - MFL (Spanish), Medway

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Strood AcademyMedway

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Start date: 30th August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS based on experience + TLR2b £4,530
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

If you are an ambitious and enthusiastic Teacher of Languages ready for the next step in your career, we have a truly unique and exciting opportunity to join a successful, over-subscribed academy offering excellent career development programmes. We are looking for an MFL Teacher to join our team to deliver Spanish from Key Stage 3 to 5 from September 2019, and also take on the role of Subject Leader for MFL.  You’ll be a part of and lead our collaborative team at the academy and also work closely with our highly experienced Trust MFL Practitioner.  This opportunity is like no other, and if you’re an exceptional Languages Teacher, we want to hear from you. A TLR (2b) of £4,530 is offered to reflect the subject leader capacity of this role.  

Working for Strood Academy:  Since opening in 2009, our academy has transformed the educational opportunities and outcomes for girls and boys in Strood. The improvement in academic performance has been driven by a talented and committed workforce, the hard work of our students, and support from parents and our community.  Our new buildings in Carnation Road were designed in partnership with Nicholas Hare and built by BAM as our main contractor at a cost of £26m. They opened in September 2012 and have outstanding learning environments and outside play areas as well as fantastic sports facilities. The buildings reflect our education vision of creating a mature and purposeful educational environment where children of all abilities can learn and thrive.

Our core value is “Building ambition; inspiring pride” and our purpose at Strood Academy is to:

nurture students’ aspirations and build resilience within an environment of tolerance, respect and empathy;

shape leaders within a global community;

develop and celebrate knowledgeable and inquiring minds to promote lifelong learning and;

help young people develop into well educated, considerate and caring citizens.

We have a growing roll call of 1400 children, including 200 in Sixth Form. Working in our academy takes a lot of dedication and hard work, but for the right individuals, it can be an incredibly rewarding experience and contribute significantly to personal and professional development. 

Our successful candidate will receive:

•    An exciting role in a successful 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 by clicking here for further information which is aligned to the National Teaching Standards. 

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. 

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy 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 are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.  You can also view our video below which provides a glimpse of what it's like to work with LAT and why we're proud of what we do. 

Click here for a glimpse of what life is like working for Leigh Academies Trust and why we're so proud of what we do.  

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 with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Carnation Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 2SX, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1634 717121
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Strood Academy is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in the town of Strood in the Kent area. It is a sponsor-led academy supported by a multi-academy trust called Leigh Academies Trust and sponsored b...