Teacher of French, Derbyshire

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David Nieper AcademyDerbyshire

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

To provide highly effective teaching of French contributing to the ongoing development of the Faculty. The Humanities faculty consists of MFL (currently French), Geography, History, RE, PSHCE and Citizenship across all key stages. To be a full and contributing member of the Humanities Faculty and the Academy.

The Humanities Faculty currently encompasses a wide range of subjects including:

Key stage 3 & 4 French

Key stage 3 & 4 Geography

Key stage 3 & 4 History

Key stage 3 & 4 RE core and GCSE

Key stage 3 & 4 & 5 PSHCE and Citizenship

Key stage 5 Sociology

Due to the rapid expansion of the academy we are currently looking for a colleague to teach Key stage 3 and GCSE French. We are undergoing a curriculum review and are considering introducing an additional language into our curriculum in the future.

The Humanities Faculty at David Nieper Academy

The humanities faculty at David Nieper Academy includes French, geography, history, religious studies, PSHE/citizenship and sociology. Despite its wide variety of subjects, the faculty works very closely together and shares a common ethos when it comes to education. Our view is that every single young person – regardless of their background – is entitled to access the rich body of knowledge that characterises the disciplines we represent. We firmly believe that it is from this rigorous knowledge-led foundation that students are best-equipped to succeed in the applied learning opportunities that we are committed to providing here at David Nieper Academy. As such, successful candidates would be joining a faculty that:

• Is committed to developing innovative, research-informed teaching based on knowledge of how children learn 

• Celebrates explicit instruction as an approach to teaching that supports the fostering of students’ knowledge acquisition, independence and criticality skills 

• Is self-reflective and constantly striving to improve the key principles of our practice (namely: review, acquire, question, model, practice, assess and feedback) 

• Is newly and fully resourced after a recent curriculum over-haul 

• Has a ‘warm but strict’ approach to discipline where expectations are high 

• Is highly supportive and enjoys a strong sense of collegiality and humour

Overall, this is an immensely exciting time to join this thriving and growing faculty on our drive to improve results. Our knowledge-led approach is proving to be more popular than ever amongst students. For example, geography continues to be the most popular of all our GCSE options in the academy, whilst history, religious studies and French began the current academic year with their largest GCSE intakes in a number of years. If you have any further questions about our Faculty, please do get in touch.

Key Responsibilities 

• To teach French across key stage 3 & 4 

• To contribute to the planning for the introduction of an additional language into the curriculum

• To teach additional humanities subjects at key stage 3 and possibly key stage 4

• To be a form tutor

• To contribute to the co-curricular life of the school

• Participate in the academy Performance Management arrangements

Teaching and Learning 

• Plan and teach engaging and challenging lessons that pave the way for success in school and life 

• Meet the needs of all learners by consistently planning and teaching carefully differentiated lessons 

• Contribute to Faculty planning and the creation and updating of schemes of work

• Use regular, measurable and significant assessments of teaching 

• Set and mark appropriate homework 

• Complete all reporting on time 

• Closely monitor progress and attainment of all students and use it to inform teaching 

• Provide content for and, where necessary, deliver high quality student interventions with direction from the Head of Faculty

• Work to ensure that all students achieve or exceed targets 

• Maintain regular and productive communication with parents about their child’s progress, behaviour and development, including attending after school parent meetings as required 


• Undertake professional development as agreed with academy leaders 

• Perform additional duties and tasks required for the effective operation of the school as directed by the Headteacher.


• Good Honours Degree in French or related subject

• Recognised Teaching Qualification

• Additional qualifications 

• Pastoral related qualifications


• Experience of successful teaching of French at Key stage 3 and 4

• Evidence of continually improving teaching and learning 

• Experience of teaching a second language

• Experience of teaching Key stage 5

Teaching and Learning

• Excellent classroom practitioner

• Good communication, planning and organisational skills

• Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice. 

• Experience of data tracking

• Knowledge of curriculum reforms


• Hardworking

• Enthusiastic

• Resilient

• A strong team player

• Good sense of humour

More about David Nieper Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Grange Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7JA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1773 832331
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