Ark St Alban’s Academy
is seeking to appoint a skilled and enthusiastic teacher to lead its rapidly
expanding Modern Foreign Languages department.
Our school is
committed to addressing educational disadvantage. We consistently guide pupils
to GCSE and A-Level outcomes which place our cohorts in the top 10% of schools
nationally on many measures, including those for the progress of disadvantaged
pupils. Our school serves pupils from central Birmingham. The percentage of our
cohort eligible for the Pupil Premium is the eighth highest in the country.
There are very few communities in the UK who need great teachers more than
ours. Teachers and leaders at Ark St Alban’s Academy are determined to prove
that the background of a young person can be no impediment to their success. Our
school prepares pupils to succeed at elite universities, with our alumni
proudly representing our community at prestigious destinations including
Cambridge University, Durham University and the London School of Economics.
consistently secures excellent outcomes for our pupils.
In languages, our
pupils are increasingly successful.
This year, 95% of
grades achieved in GCSE French were at least grade 4, with almost 75% at grade
5 or higher. In addition, a small cohort studying GCSE Spanish all achieved at
least grade 4. The successful candidate will now take on the exciting challenge
of securing success with much larger cohorts, as the study of a language
becomes part of our core offer.
Providing all pupils
with an academic and rigorous languages education is central to our university
All pupils in Key
Stage Three now study French and increasing numbers will be expected to
continue studying the language at Key Stage Four, where Spanish can also be
chosen as an option to study ab initio. In future years, the successful
candidate will also be tasked with the expansion of languages education into
our sixth form. Our work in languages begins with our feeder schools and the
successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work with primary
colleagues in enriching the provision of languages at Key Stage Two.
candidate will work with senior leaders to evaluate the languages curriculum
and to develop an approach to guiding pupils to make even greater progress in
French, particularly at Key Stage Three. In this role, the successful candidate
will also lead the professional development and line-management of colleagues
in the department with a view to making teaching and learning increasingly
precise. In addition, there will be the opportunity in this role to continue
the work of the department in playing a leading role in the trust-wide
collaboration of curriculum leaders from across the network of Ark Schools.
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.
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