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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: Teaching

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2b

What skills and experience we're looking for

We would like to appoint a committed, energetic and enthusiastic teacher who teaches and specialises in French, to GCSE level (and KS3 Spanish) to join the MFL Department in January 2024. This post is a great opportunity for an outstanding experienced teacher looking for a new challenge.

French is delivered by a team of teachers in dedicated rooms each with its own interactive TV. The department is well resourced and popular with a growing number of students choosing to study a language to GCSE level increasing year on year.

We aim to create a climate of success and enjoyment, using target language as much as possible. We are committed to developing autonomous learners, with an enthusiasm to communicate and an awareness of other cultures. We provide a wide variety of differentiated resources with a strong IT focus within a flexible and supportive learning environment. We run a strong extra-curricular offer that we are keen to expand further.

It is expected that the successful candidate will have the drive to inspire students to achieve the best possible results and be good communicators, able to interact effectively and restoratively with a wide and diverse group of people. Applicants should demonstrate a well thought out philosophy of education which reflects the needs of all learners and to play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its distinctive mission and strong inclusive ethos and to encourage and ensure staff and students follow this example.

What the school offers its staff

  • Clear, ambitious vision shared by all
  • Culture and ethos - high challenge and high support for all
  • Leadership at all levels - strong culture of developing leaders
  • Safeguarding culture
  • CPD: bespoke and impactful - research led
  • Wellbeing
  • Governance
  • School improvement work across the city and beyond
  • Leadership of ECT and NPQ programmes for HISP in Portsmouth
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Inclusion - success for all
  • Relational Practice
  • SEND provision - 3 centre approach
  • Cycle to work scheme

Commitment to safeguarding

Salterns Academy Trust and Trafalgar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks along with other relevant employment checks.
Some forms of employment, occupations and professions are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Working within a School is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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About Trafalgar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
971 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Trafalgar School is a vibrant learning community where every member of staff understands the difference that they can make to our students’ outcomes. We expect all staff to be actively involved in the personal development of our young people and to show full commitment to their own and the school’s professional development.
Trafalgar School and its Governing Body are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; and they expect all staff to share this commitment.

Our aim is to provide an outstanding all-round educational experience and we are committed to the success and excellence for all our students. In June 2023 we were inspected by OFSTED and judged to be a strongly ‘good’ school with ‘outstanding’ personal development. We are enjoying the next stage of our journey (to become outstanding in all areas!) and continue to receive incredible feedback about our child centred approach; our leaders share our best practice through extensive outreach work across the city and beyond.

Arranging a visit to Trafalgar School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@trafalgarschool.org.uk.

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