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Teacher of MFL – French and Spanish

Forest AcademyRedbridge

The Forest Academy

Teacher of MFL – French and Spanish


One Year Fixed Term Maternity Cover 

(full time or part-time 0.8)

Possibility of TLR – Head of Year Maternity Cover combined with role as Teacher of MFL Maternity Cover

Required: April 2022 or sooner 

Early applications encouraged. 


Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming a Teacher of MFL at the Forest Academy. 

This is a one-year fixed term maternity cover. The ideal candidate would be able to deliver French and Spanish to KS3 and KS4, however, we would consider those who specialise in one of the languages.  The position is for a full-time post, although part-time requests (0.8) will be considered (if you wish to be considered for a 0.8 part-time position, please make this clear on your application form).  We will also require a maternity cover for a Head of Year position – some applicants may therefore be interest in applying for this role combined with the maternity cover MFL teacher role.  Interested candidates should make clear on their application if they would like to be considered for this combined position i.e. application for MFL teacher / Head of Year combined role maternity cover or application for MFL teacher role maternity cover only.      

 The Forest Academy is on an exciting journey, and we are looking for a teacher who is committed to making a difference to the lives of our students.  We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational teacher who is ambitious and has a real passion for their subject.  The successful applicant will have high expectations, and will be a reflective practitioner who is always keen to develop and improve their teaching.  They will appreciate their role in helping our students to have high aspirations, and they will share our belief that our students deserve an exceptional curriculum and the very best teaching.  They will, like us, believe in our students.   

Students enjoy studying languages at The Forest Academy, with the vast majority of students choosing a language option at KS4. We have recently updated our KS3 curriculum to ensure that it fully aligns with our CALIBRE curriculum framework, and department meetings are rooted in developing the expertise of our staff.    This role is crucial for our students, and will be pivotal in helping them to have high aspirations and to achieve at the highest level.    

About TFA

The Forest Academy (TFA) is a part of the Beacon Multi Academy Trust, along with Beal High School, North East London Teaching Alliance (NELTA) and Beacon Business Innovation Hub (BBIH). TFA is an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school, located in the north east corner of Redbridge.

TFA and Beal sixth forms amalgamated in September 2018. The 6th form is co-located at TFA and Beal High School, with c. 250 6th form students based at TFA. 

Why choose TFA?

• A small, caring and welcoming community school

• High expectations of all and where all students are entitled to consistent high quality learning experiences

• A committed and dedicated staff working hard to shape the lives of the young people who come to our school

• High quality CPD offer, through our partnerships with NELTA, Beal High School and other partnerships

• Beal High School sixth form is part co-located at TFA, thus the opportunity work to support students within the sixth form

We welcome initial expressions of interest and discussions about the role. Please email marking the email ‘FAO The Principal’ if you wish to book a telephone call. 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. The below documents must be read prior to applying for this role and will be factored into interviews: 

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • BMAT – Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS (with list checks) and satisfactory references.

For more information and an application form please visit our website  and forward your application to  

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position, therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible

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