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Teacher of Modern Languages (Spanish & French)

Ormiston Horizon AcademyStoke-on-Trent

Post:                            Teacher of Modern Languages (Spanish & French)

Closing date:          Wednesday 14th April  2021 at 3pm

Start date:                 September 2021

Location:                   Academy based (Stoke on Trent)

Salary:                         MPR1 to MPR6

Contract:                   Permanent

Hours:                          32.5 hours - 5 days per week

Reports to:                Curriculum Leader for Modern Languages


Unique opportunity for a forward-thinking teacher to join our successful Modern Languages department to teach Spanish and French; to start in September 2021.

Ormiston Horizon Academy is a successful 11-16 secondary academy (part of the Ormiston Academy Trust) with £23 million facilities which are second-to-none. Judged by OFSTED to be a ‘GOOD’ school in March 2018.

Purpose of the job

As a Main Pay Range Teacher you are required to be competent in all elements of the Teacher Standards, to discharge the Teachers Responsibilities as set out in the Contractual Framework for Teachers of the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document and to act in accordance with the School’s ethos, policies and practices, under the direction of the Principal.


Plan and teach lessons and sequences of lessons to the classes you are assigned to teach within the context of the academy’s plans, curriculum and schemes of work in order to achieve target levels of pupil attainment, progress and outcomes.

Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils.

Set and mark work to be carried out by the pupil in school and elsewhere.

Participate in arrangements for preparing pupils for external examinations.

Whole school organisation, strategy and development

Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the academy’s policies, practices and procedures in such a way as to support the values and vision.

Work with others on curriculum and/or pupil development to secure co-ordinated outcomes.

Supervise and so far as practicable teach any pupils where the person timetabled to take the class is not available to do so. (You will only rarely be required to provide such cover in circumstances that are not foreseeable).

Health safety and discipline

Promote the safety and well-being of pupils in accordance with the School’s Child Protection and other relevant policies.

Maintain good order and discipline among pupils in accordance with the School behaviour policy.

Professional development

Participate in arrangements for the appraisal and review of your own performance and, where appropriate, that of other teachers and support staff.

Participate in arrangements for your own further training and professional development and, where appropriate, that of other teachers and support staff including induction.


Communicate with pupils, parents and carers in accordance with the Academy ethos, policies and practice.

Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals

Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the academy.

Participating in administrative and organisational tasks, including the direction or supervision of persons providing support for the teachers in the School, which require the exercise of your professional skills and judgment.

Fulfil wider professional responsibilities

Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the academy.

Other considerations

To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection; being vigilant for signs that children may be being abused and to report any such suspicions to the school’s nominated Child Protection Co-ordinator or the Principal. Safeguard children and adults and implement the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. Read, understand and follow at least Part 1 of the current statutory guidance in Keeping children safe in education. Undertake the Prevent Duty to safeguard pupils and adults from extremism. Understand their statutory duty to report safeguarding concerns. Maintain their Position of Trust and not have sexual relations with pupils (Sexual Offences Act 2003) or any other inappropriate relationship with pupils.

To act in accordance with the Data Protection Act and maintain confidentiality at all times e.g. access to staff/student/parent and carers files.

Accept and commit to the principles underlying the Schools Equal Rights policies and practices.

Be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the Equality Act.

Will not require holiday leave during term time.

Flexibility Clause

As a term of your employment you may reasonably be expected to perform duties of a similar or related nature to those outlined in the job description.

Variation Clause

This job description will be reviewed and updated periodically in order to ensure that it relates to the job performed, or to incorporate any proposed changes. This procedure will be conducted by the Principal in consultation with the postholder. In these circumstances it will be the aim to reach agreement on reasonable changes, but if agreement is not possible management reserves the right to make changes to the job description following consultation.

Fluency in English

The post is covered by Part 7 of the immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

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