Teacher of MFL, Kent

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Wilmington AcademyKent

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About the role:  To strengthen the Languages faculty even further, we are seeking to appoint a talented and inspiring Teacher of MFL who will ideally join us for the new academic year starting in September 2020. You will be joining a friendly, professional and very successful team who are passionate about their subject and committed to academic excellence. The successful candidate will have a strong passion for the teaching of the subject and the aptitude to teach both French and Spanish at Key Stages 3 and 4 (the ability to teach Key Stage 5 is desirable but not essential).  Applications from NQTs are welcome as are applications from more experienced teachers; we can offer a fantastic range of professional development opportunities within the academy and across the wider Trust. This an exciting and new position due to the academy uptake increasing; due to the popularity of MFL vacancies, we encourage early applications.

Wilmington 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. 

Wilmington Academy is an IB World School.  Training can be delivered, where necessary, to upskill our successful candidate in the delivery of the MYP and IB programmes.

Please consult the Job Description for further details which are aligned with the National Teaching Standards. 

About Wilmington Academy:  Wilmington Academy joined the Trust in September 2010.  The academy is a highly successful and growing secondary, housed in state of the art buildings in a semi-rural location just outside of Dartford.  Rated by Ofsted as Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management, Wilmington offers a calm and purposeful learning environment where students can flourish and succeed.

The hard work, skill and dedication of our talented staff ensure that students at the academy make excellent progress. We offer a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications so that every student can be a success and follow positive progression pathways. Value added puts in the top band for similar schools nationally in Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 and examination outcomes are among the best of non-selective schools in Kent.

Our success is achieved through teamwork.  Subject teams work closely together to share resources and ideas to achieve the very best outcomes for our students.  We support the Trust model of small schools within a school, so that no student is left behind.  Vertical tutor groups, an excellent pastoral programme underpinned by a strong moral purpose helps students to develop into responsible, well-educated young adults who are ready to take their next steps in life.  A large proportion of our students go on to University and high level apprenticeships.

We aim for excellence in everything we do and have received recognition at regional and national level for our work.  We are forward thinking and outward facing, constantly striving to advance and improve.  We are very supportive and offer excellent training and development opportunities for staff at the various stages of their careers.  We are a friendly, caring and ambitious community placing the academic progress and welfare of our students at the heart of everything we do.

What are we looking for in you;

  • good attendance and punctuality record
  • previous experience school experience or be able to interact confidently with high student numbers
  • good rapport and working relationships with colleagues and students
  • effective communication skills for working with staff and students alike
  • must be proactive and engage with students in a confident, positive and professional manner

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other school in the local area.  As part of the 'cluster' structure all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers.   For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages

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. 

In order to up-hold our safeguarding procedure, you will be expected to complete a DBS check if successful.



More about Wilmington Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Common Lane, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7DR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1322 272111
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Wilmington Academy is a mixed, non-selective 11-19 secondary school with sixth form, situated in Wilmington near Dartford in Kent. There are 840 students on the school roll, 100 of whom are in the sixth form. Wilmington Academy is part of Leigh Acade...