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Teacher of French, Spanish and/or German

Swavesey Village CollegeCambridgeshire

Are you passionate about teaching French, Spanish and/or German? Do you want to make a difference to young people’s lives? Are you looking for an “outstanding”, innovative and forward-thinking school, which challenges, develops and invests in you? Then come and meet us at Swavesey Village College!

As a lead school within a developing Academy chain in Cambridgeshire (mostly), opportunities for advancement within the Trust at all levels is frequent, and encouraged by senior staff.

We care about your career; motivated staff who are supported to be successful and ambitious make great teachers!  

Swavesey Village College is aiming to recruit a teacher to join our inspirational and highly successful community with a start date of Jan 2022 or immediate start date. We welcome applications from teachers who can teach French, Spanish and/or German. Ideally we would like the successful candidate to be able to teach a maximum of 60% but we can be flexible for the right candidate. We are looking for someone who is passionate about inspiring young minds and challenging themselves to constantly improve. We encourage and support staff to innovate and grow as professionals, by working collaboratively with like-minded colleagues within our school and across our family of schools in our trust - CMAT.  

Swavesey Village College enjoys a considerable local and national reputation for academic excellence and innovation. This reflects:

• A philosophy of 100% achievement and inclusion;

• A commitment to extending the boundaries of learning enabling all young people to become well-rounded individuals;

• A purposeful and caring learning environment, where every individual is known, valued and supported;

• Well-motivated and engaged students;

• Ambitious, dedicated and professional staff - teaching and support staff;

• A commitment to leadership, innovation, staff progression and partnership working, as part of our Teaching School status and within our family of schools (CMAT).

Swavesey is committed to developing the talents and potential of all our staff. We have a very supportive induction and CPD programme for new staff and NQTs, and can provide many development opportunities within our Teaching School Alliance (

For the right NQT this includes:

• a reduced timetable for the first year, with three additional non-contact hours per week 

• a well-structured and high quality NQT induction year including:

o timetabled mentor meetings

o regular calendared NQT team meetings

o access to our exceptional Teaching School CPD programme

• support for staff who wish to pursue a Masters in Education in their second year with us.

Experienced teachers can also look forward to a high quality induction package and a wide range of CPD opportunities offered by our Teaching School status and promotion opportunities within the wider family of CMAT schools. 

Swavesey is a village community school located close to Cambridge with excellent transport links to Cambridge and the pretty market town of St Ives; however, we have a considerable local and national reputation for academic excellence and innovation as part of our Academy Trust (CMAT) and as a Teaching School (CTSN).   

There are more reasons to join us, please view the professional development and staff services attachment to get a full breakdown on what makes Swavesey Village College such a special place to work.

For any additional information please contact Claire Newman - Personnel Administrator at 

Closing date for applications is 9.00am on Wednesday 22nd September.

Please note applications received after this time will not be accepted.

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date, depending on application numbers.  Therefore, we would urge candidates to submit their application as soon as possible.

To apply for this vacancy, please click the apply button below and if you have any queries beforehand please contact Sabine Pichout – CL MFL

The post holder will have a shared responsibility for the safe guarding of all children and young people.  The post holder also has an implicit duty to promote the welfare of all children and young people.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All staff will be subject to an enhanced check with the DBS.

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