Lead Practitioner French
Do you want to be part of a transformational team at one of the top schools in the country for student progress?
We are a high performing school and have a relentless focus on high standards in all that we do. We have a total belief that every student can be successful regardless of their starting point and we have a strong culture of excellence to achieve this. Students make exceptional progress during their time at Paddington and we are consistently in the top 1% of schools in the country for student progress.
We ensure that our classrooms are disruption-free so our teachers can focus on the main thing – teaching and learning. We have effective behaviour systems in place which means that behaviour is well-managed and teacher time is protected. We are renowned for the positive environment and strong relationships between staff and students. We like to keep messages and systems simple and aim to reduce workload by doing so.
Paddington Academy is a mixed Academy for 1,200 students aged 11-18. The Academy was judged to be outstanding by OFSTED in 2011 and was described by the Education Minister as a ‘jewel in the crown of state education’. Our thriving and oversubscribed Academy also has a large Sixth Form with over 300 students. Students excel in our Sixth Form and achieve exceptional outcomes which enables them to achieve their next step which for the vast majority of students is university. 95% of students went to university, with 49% gaining a place at a Russell Group university in 2022.
We are looking for someone to join our team of Lead Practitioners who work across the school to support Teaching and Learning. We are looking for a Lead Practitioner who can make a significant contribution to our strong and successful French department through supporting with ongoing curriculum development and teaching French across key stages 3, 4 and 5. You will have access to and be part of a national network of French teachers and leaders across United Learning.
We welcome applications from qualified teachers, ECTs and those who wish to train to teach. For the right candidate with the desired qualifications and experience, there is an opportunity for a leadership position and added responsibility.
Paddington Academy is the lead school for United Teaching national SCITT and is a designated Teaching School Hub, so you will be able to access high-quality training at every stage of your career. We are fully committed to teacher development and training.
The ideal candidate will:
- Be passionate about their subject
- Be committed to continually improving their teaching and learning;
- Be committed to our ethos of high expectations
- Have the belief that every student can be successful;
- Have the desire to make a real difference to the lives of our students
- Have experience of leading a Teaching and Learning initiative in their department
- Have excellent understanding of curriculum in their subject
- Have excellent subject knowledge and understanding of subject pedagogy
- Keep up to date with current educational research
- Be a team player able to work effectively with colleagues across the organisation
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