Teacher of MFL French/Spanish, East Sussex

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Willingdon Community SchoolEast Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS - UPS £24,194 - £40,194 per annum
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Full-time / Fixed term until at least July 2020 subject to further reviews

MPS - UPS £24,194 - £40,194 per annum

Required from January 2020, an excellent Teacher of Spanish and French, capable of teaching to GCSE, with the ability to teach the other language to KS3. The successful candidate would be joining an MFL department within a high achieving school, which greatly values languages within the curriculum. 

At the core of our values is supporting students so that they can achieve personal excellence. Whilst we are a high performing school, we are fully inclusive and students make progress irrespective of need or background. The successful candidate will be prepared to go the extra mile, be keen to work as part of a team, and be open to, and willing to share, new ideas.

The MFL Department currently teach French and Spanish to all Year 7 students.  In Year 8 and Year 9 students choose which subject they want to study further.  Both subjects are offered at GCSE.

The school regularly hosts groups of students from around the world and this is something we are keen to develop further. Our students act as ambassadors for the international visitors we receive.

Willingdon Community School is a high-achieving and over-subscribed (NOR 1000), 11-16, comprehensive school serving the Eastbourne and Polegate area.  The school is committed to providing the opportunity for success, in its broadest sense, to all its students, taking pride in not just their academic achievement but in the qualities that make them successful citizens.  Examination results at GCSE are consistently high with students of all abilities making good progress and adding significant value, regardless of their starting point.  In 2019, 69% of students achieved the Basics Match. The school is a lead partner with 2 other local schools in a teaching school alliance, leading on the development of new teachers and CPD more widely.  The school has an outstanding record for the quality of its training for all staff, regardless of their experience, and takes pride in developing its staff as outstanding teachers and preparing them for the next step in their career.

The CPD and talent management of our staff is given a high priority as we believe this is a vitally important part of improving outcomes for young people as well as invigorating teachers` passion for their areas. Willingdon is proud of its record in developing new teachers and on the quality of CPD more widely.  The school has an outstanding record for the quality and range of professional development opportunities it offers and takes pride in developing its staff as outstanding teachers and preparing them for the next steps in their careers.  As well as being supported through in-house programmes, aspiring leaders have access to: funded NPQ and Masters qualifications; extended programmes in Durrington Research School; free access to the annual Research Ed conference in Kent; and leadership opportunities provided by the SSAT and ASCL.  

Staff wellbeing is of paramount importance to us at Willingdon Community School.  If you are appointed, there will be a full induction day to ensure you are supported with the transition to your new role. We offer all staff 50% off Benenden Health Care.  We also run many events throughout the year such as staff fitness sessions to enhance your work - life balance.  We are currently leading a project on reducing workload and improving outcomes for our Eastbourne improvement partners.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 20th November 2019

Interview details will be sent to successful applicants.

To apply for this post, complete the application form attached or download from the school website: http://willingdonschool.org.uk/about-us/vacancies or, e-mail: recruitment@willingdonschool.org.uk

More about Willingdon Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Broad Road, Lower Willingdon, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 9QX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1323 485254
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