Teacher of MFL, Kent

Closing date:New this week

Longfield AcademyKent

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

If you are an ambitious and enthusiastic Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages, we have a truly unique and exciting opportunity to join a successful academy which offers excellent career development programmes. We are looking for an MFL Teacher to join our team as soon as possible to deliver Spanish and French from Key Stage 3 to 4. The role is offered on a permanent, full time basis and we're looking for someone with prior experience in teaching both languages.

Longfield Academy is part of the DfE MFL Hub project led by Rachel Hawkes and her team at the University of York and in partnership with the NCELP (National Centre for Excellence in Language Pedagogy), along with three other academies in the Leigh Academies Trust.  Working with us provides you with access to high quality, ready to use CPD in your classroom and to take part in a national project on practice and research, which has the aim of raising GCSE uptake.  This initiative offers superb career development. 

This opportunity is like no other, and if you’re an exceptional Languages practitioner, we want to hear from you. 


Working with Longfield Academy:  Our academy is transformational for young people and was judged as 'Good' with an 'Outstanding' Sixth Form Provision in May 2018. Results have increased and we have been recognised as one of the top 10 Kent schools and academies nationally based on our Key Stage 5 value-added score.

Wherever your location, we invite applications from recently qualified teachers keen to have the best start in an exciting new career, or from experienced teachers looking for a new and highly desirable opportunity.  If you are seeking a role which will make a difference not only to our students and the wider community but will also look after your wellbeing and personal development, this is the role for you.

Our successful candidate will receive:

  • An exciting role in a successful oversubscribed academy
  • State of the art facilities
  • A guaranteed CPD offer which will be tailored to individual requirements
  • Ongoing professional training and development as well as networking opportunities throughout the MAT
  •  A competitive salary


Working with Leigh Academies Trust:  As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. 

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.All roles within the Trust are subject to an Enhanced DBS check in addition to other pre-employment checks.



More about Longfield Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Main Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1474 700700
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Longfield Academy is part of the Leigh Academies Trust. The Trust also includes several other secondary Academies – The Leigh Academy, Stationers Crown Woods Academy, Mascalls and Wilmington Academy, a special needs school – Milestone Academy, and se...