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Teacher of MFL (French and/or Spanish)

Harris Academy MertonMerton

We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional qualified teacher of Spanish and/or French to work within a talented, highly motivated and supportive team of teachers within our MFL Department.

Your opportunity

The MFL department at Harris Merton is growing. Spanish was introduced to the KS3 curriculum at the start of this academic year, and GCSE classes will follow. French is taught throughout KS3, 4 & 5. We are looking for a French or Spanish specialist. The ideal candidate will also be able to offer the other language in the lower school.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a high calibre practitioner with the potential to teach all students across Key Stages 3, 4 & 5.
  • Be able to show a strong record of raising student attainment through their strategic teaching of examination groups.
  • Be dynamic and creative in their ability to teach MFL subjects.
  • Have the ability to implement key teaching strategies that will inspire and further enhance our students’ love of learning of a modern language.
  • Be an individual who shares in our collective sense of purpose and has high expectations of what students can achieve.
  • Have the capacity and drive to develop their teaching and bring innovative ideas to the classroom and the department.
  • Be able and willing to teach both languages.
  • Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree.

Newly qualified teachers will be considered for this position

About Harris Academy Merton

Harris Academy Merton is an 11-18 co-educational Academy for 1,500 students. The Academy opened in September 2006 on the site of the predecessor school. The Academy benefits from a brand new state-of-the-art Post 16 block and high quality buildings. Harris Merton is judged by Ofsted to be an Outstanding School. Harris Merton offers specialisms in Enterprise and Science. It is an oversubscribed school at the heart of its local community.

Academy Ethos:

At Harris Academy Merton we promote the ethos 'Achievement is Success’ and believe every student has the right to the highest standard of education so that they can accomplish their aspirations. Our aim is to give every student an educational experience that is enjoyable and holistic so that they develop into responsible, articulate, successful and well-rounded young people.

We combine the traditional values of strong discipline, good manners, respect and pride in appearance with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology. With these core values embedded, we develop our students into confident and capable individuals that have a desire to excel academically and personally now and in the future.

Students are rewarded for developing the right behaviours and attitudes, for trying hard and being persistent, for a courteous and considerate manner, for attending regularly and for achieving their personal best. They are taught the value of hard work and determination.

At Harris Academy Merton, our ethos ‘’Achievement is Success’’ is at the centre of what we do. We support our staff to move forward confidently by encouraging personal development and maintaining an attentive, empathetic environment. Our SLT Team are dedicated specialists and practitioners, ensuring our teachers feel heard and supported in their roles.

As an Academy, we work hard to continue providing high quality education and opportunities for all our students. If you’d like to be part of this, visit us to learn more! We strongly encourage visits as you can see first-hand, how we work and teach from the teachers themselves. As all Harris Academies are completely unique to their Principal’s vision, Harris Academy Merton expels a great sense of vitality and growth under Principal Ms A Samad.

Next Steps

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. Applications will only be considered if submitted online and before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Our Benefits Package

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package.

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Being a part of the Harris Federation

We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

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