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Teacher of French

Witton Park AcademyBlackburn with Darwen

Teacher of French required at Witton Park Academy

September 2021 start

Salary:  MPS/UPS + Recruitment and Retention £3000 per annum

Location:  Blackburn

Contract type:  Full Time

Contract term:  Permanent

Are you an outstanding practitioner seeking a new challenge?

Are you seeking significant professional development enabling you to become an expert in curriculum design?

Do you want to lead the development of language acquisition throughout the school?

Are you seeking advancement in your career?

To see the quality of professional development on offer please take time to view our Continuous Professional Learning dashboard.

At Witton Park, our guiding principles are simple yet powerful:

Children come first; they are at the heart of all we do.

Positive relationships underpin all of our work.

High expectations and no barriers – everybody can achieve.

If our principles resonate with you, and you are seeking a new challenge, we’d be delighted to receive your application for the vacancy that has arisen in our highly successful French department. We are looking for an outstanding classroom practitioner to take-up the post as Teacher of French within our strong and committed team.

This role requires an energetic and dedicated individual, who can make a significant contribution to our school community by engaging and enthusing students to achieve their very best in French. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate impact on student progress, have excellent subject knowledge, be confident teaching KS3 & KS4 and be well-informed on current educational developments and initiatives.

You should be an ambitious and dedicated professional who is able to work effectively as part of a team.  A willingness to promote extra-curricular activities and support learning outside the classroom will also be required.

You would be joining a team of colleagues who are passionate about ensuring that all pupils enjoy the subject and are focused on securing the best outcomes for our students. We work collaboratively to share good practice, both within the department, across the school as a whole, and as a multi academy trust. Being a BSF and Google accredited school, we are very well-resourced with Promethean whiteboards and Chromebooks, with lessons being taught in modern, spacious classrooms.

The mission statement for French is: ‘Success is about practice it is not about your natural ability.  Nobody is born ‘good at languages’.  You practice, you improve, the more you practice the more you improve.  You avoid practice, you fall behind.

We are looking for someone who can continue the great results already achieved by the hard work and dedication of pupils and staff and someone with an excellent track record of leading excellence and innovation within a department.  Our French curriculum offer is based around some key principles:  to  promote and teach students about the power of grammar , to break mindset poverty, to have empathy and morality by widening perspectives in order to make rational and informed judgements and to provide stimulating and enriching life lessons and cultural capital by building an awareness of, and opinions on, societal issues. If this curriculum offer sounds like something you could enhance or contribute to we would welcome your application.

At Witton Park, we are looking for someone who can continue the great results already achieved by the hard work and dedication of pupils and staff in this department. The diverse curriculum offered at Witton Park supports a high uptake for EBacc and option subjects. Outcomes for pupils in 2016 were judged to be good by Ofsted. The Ofsted report and website will give you a flavour for other aspects of the school.

If you are interested in joining our friendly and forward-thinking team, and you have the skills and qualities required, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please take the time to view our new website at prior to applying.

We welcome any requests from candidates wishing to visit the Academy. Please contact Mrs Whiting, Assistant Headteacher if you would like this opportunity.

Closing date:  Monday 21st March 2021

Interviews: Thursday 26th March 2021

Witton Park Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. References will be taken up for all shortlisted candidates and appointments will be subject to satisfactory DBS and Employment checks.

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