Teacher of MFL (Spanish and French), Solihull, West Midlands

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ArdenSolihull, West Midlands

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

In every way, the Language Department mirrors the aims and beliefs of the school. All staff work hard, supported by a committed management team, to provide a safe and encouraging environment for learning. Arden pupils love to acquire new knowledge and skills; our teachers relish the opportunity to deliver engaging, challenging lessons to committed pupils, supported by caring families.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding teacher of Languages. You will have excellent subject knowledge and be able to motivate students through inspirational teaching. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented teacher to join a thriving school and work with students who are keen to learn. You will be able to teach across all key stages; the ability to teach Spanish to A Level and French to GCSE is essential and the ability to teach Italian to GCSE is desirable.

The department currently has eight full-time and one part-time member of staff. Students are currently offered GCSEs in French, German, Italian and Spanish and A Levels in French and Spanish.

The school has a proven record of success at GCSE and A Level. In summer 2017, 84% of pupils gained A*-C/9-4 grades in 5 or more subjects with 84% of students also gaining a grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics (66% gaining grade 5 or above). The progress 8 measure rose from 0.27 to 0.37. 36% of GCSE grades awarded were at A*/A and 42% of pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate. At A Level, 99% of pupils achieved A*-E with an average grade per candidate of a B-.

All applicants should have high expectations of the learning and achievement of all students and be able to inspire commitment and enthusiasm through creative and interesting lessons. There are excellent development opportunities for all staff. The Academy provides Pension, CPD opportunities with a full NQT induction programme where required and Cycle to Work scheme. As a Multi Academy Trust we offer fantastic opportunities for ambitious staff to progress. Equally, few other places offer the chance to simply teach motivated pupils devoted to learning.

Further details are available to download from the TES website or our school website – www.arden.solihull.sch.uk 

Alternatively you may contact Michele Bull, PA to Martin Murphy to request details on 01564 773348

Application forms should be completed in full and attached to a letter of application. Please address all correspondence to Mr M Murphy, Principal.

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: 9am on Thursday, 22nd March 2018.

Arden is a truly exceptional school, situated just minutes off Junction 5 of the M42, at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence.  Visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate pupils.  The warmth and trust between teachers and students is exemplary as is the constant drive to achieve maximum personal and academic potential. 

Arden Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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More about Arden
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Station Road, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 0PT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1564 773348
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Arden is a truly exceptional school at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence.  Visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate pupils.  The warmth and trust between teachers and students is exemplary as is th...