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Teacher of MFL (French and Spanish)

Tes Schools RecruitmentKent

Teacher of MFL (French and Spanish).

Tes is currently supporting a friendly and supportive all-girls grammar school, based in Kent. The school is looking to add a Teacher of MFL to its progressive and supportive MFL Department ideally starting in  September 2021.

The role will include teaching and coordinating the delivery of MFL (French and Spanish) at KS3, GCSE and A-level across year groups 7 to 13. You will support the Head of MFL to enhance provision and will get the chance to get involved with exciting project work throughout the year. Project work will include revising schemes of work and ensuring the curriculum is engaging to all learners alongside projects that support student attainment, well-being and engagement within the wider school. You’ll also lead by example, supporting learners to achieve to the best of their ability and you’ll enjoy that great feeling when your learners achieve grades beyond their dreams.

“We are seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher of Modern Foreign Languages who can deliver Spanish to A Level and French to at least GCSE level. Languages are an integral part of the core curriculum at the grammar school. Our MFL Department places a strong emphasis on authentic and confident communication in the target language by building a broad and secure knowledge of linguistic structures as part of our carefully designed curriculum. Students follow an intensive course of either Mandarin or French in Year 7, before starting Spanish as a second language in Year 8. All students continue with one language at GCSE, with an increasing number of students opting to take two languages. Our recruitment at A-Level has developed considerably over the past few years and continues to grow.  

The ideal candidate will be passionate about teaching our students the skills they need to both maximise exam success and to develop the linguistic competencies needed to compete in an increasingly globalised world. We are looking for someone whose inspiring teaching can spark students’ passion for languages and the culture of the countries in which they are spoken, and help students to lead successful future lives. The ability to extend students’ engagement beyond the school day through extra-curricular activities would be an advantage. The post is suitable for either a Newly Qualified Teacher or an experienced practitioner.

The department attained strong results in all three languages at GCSE last year and we expect this strong achievement to continue this year as our current Year 11 and Year 13 students have made excellent progress.”

The school is offering:

• A super supportive and highly visible SLT team and Headteacher;

• on-going CPD with programmes of study such as NPQML and MA in Educational Leadership

• progression support throughout the school and wider group

• support package for NQT’s/RQT’s including CPD and NQT mentorship;

• the chance to take on further responsibility such as TLR or Leadership roles in the future.

The school expects:

• A UK teaching qualification such as PGCE/PGDE, SCITT, BEd or MEd with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

• a relevant MFL (French and Spanish) Degree or a related subject

• experience of delivering MFL (French and Spanish) up to A-level pushing and engaging learners to progress within the subject

• a love and passion for education.

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