Teacher of Spanish (with French), Devon

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St James SchoolDevon

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Start date: September/October 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

St James is looking to appoint an excellent MFL teacher to join our MFL Department from September/October 2019 either 0.8 FTE or full time.  This will be temporary in the first instance to cover Maternity Leave but we envisage this post becoming permanent.   The successful candidate will be passionate about their subject, fluent in Spanish and able to teach Spanish at KS3 and KS4 and ideally French at KS3. We would, however, also consider Spanish specialists with no French for an exceptional candidate. You will be an experienced classroom practitioner or an exceptional NQT who delivers innovative, engaging and challenging lessons that ensure all students achieve their best.  

Our 2018 MFL results were outstanding with 32% of all French GCSE grades being 9-7 (8 grade 9s awarded) and 84% grade 9-4. We enter a large cohort (approx. 75% of all students) for either French or Spanish GCSE and our EBACC results are excellent over a sustained period of time. We are very proud of our outcomes and are committed to building on these in the future. As a result of our high entry rate and excellent outcomes, we are one of only nine schools in England to have been desginated a Department for Education MFL hub. Further details can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/languages-boost-to-deliver-skilled-workforce-for-uks-businesses 

This is a truly exciting time to be joining our team and we are looking for exceptional candidates with real ambition for MFL. There may be an opportunity to work with local schools on hub work for the right candidate and moreover we are one of the Lead Schools working on a Common Curriculum Project working with local MATs to improve the curriculum for MFL at KS3 and reduce workload for teachers. This project will give teachers the opportunity to collaborate with a wider network of staff and develop innovative resources collectively, allowing more time for staff to focus on delivery in the classroom.

The Ted Wragg Multi-Academy Trust also provide many CPD opportunities for aspirant middle and senior leaders, there is a robust and popular Leadership Development Programme. Many of our staff complete NPQMLs and NPQSLs and we will be launching a coaching programme in September 2019 meaning you will have access to high quality coaching on a regular basis. 

The successful candidate will:

• Be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a track record of excellent outcomes (or an outstanding NQT)

• Be a passionate and innovative advocate for MFL 

• Be totally committed to improving the life chances of young people

We are an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school of 900 students situated in the East of Exeter on a relatively new, purpose-built site which offers excellent facilities for all our departments.  We are an innovative and aspirational school that is driven by the highest of expectations in all that we do. We offer a rich and personalised learning environment for all of our students and work hard together to ensure everyone succeeds on a pastoral, extracurricular and academic basis.  Ofsted judged us to be a strong Good in our inspection in January 2018, but acknowledged that we were on a clear trajectory to achieve Outstanding in the near future. 

We want to be the best; we want to offer the best, we want our students to achieve their best.  If you share our passion, vision and drive and are prepared to go that extra mile to support our students, then we would welcome your application.

Our staff are incredibly committed and passionate about all that they do and are rewarded with bespoke CPD provision, in-house career progression opportunities, regular staff-wellbeing events and are actively encouraged and supported to partake in nationally recognised qualifications like the NPQs.  As a school we prioritise our staff’s wellbeing, as illustrated in the Why Work at St James sheet in our application pack. 

If you are interested in applying for the post and would like more information and/or a tour of the school please contact Emily Harper, Deputy Headteacher by email - EJH@stjamesexeter.co.uk.   

Closing date for applications:     Midday on Wednesday 19th June

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is a values driven, rapidly growing 2 – 16 Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivery outstanding outcomes for every pupil, regardless of background. With a reputation for highly successful school improvement in very challenging circumstances, we are passionate about driving up standards and raising the aspirations of all our pupils.

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed.

More about St James School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Summer Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX4 8NN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1392 209922
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