Lead Practitioner - MFL

The Leigh Academy, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1QE

This job expired on 16 May 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 March 2022

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Leadership scale commensurate with experience

Lead Practitioner - MFL job summary

About the role: We are looking for a Lead Practitioner - MFL for September 2022, and warmly welcome applications from experienced teachers who are passionate about MFL and are dedicated to enabling students to make excellent progress.

Our Year 7 students start their linguistic journey by learning French, and half the cohort of 240 students will move on to learning both French and Spanish in Year 8. These dual linguists will then pick up one of these two languages to continue their study into Year 9 and onto GCSE. The single linguists will continue with their study of French through Year 9. We strongly encourage students to choose to take a MFL into Key Stage 4 and would welcome the successful applicants experience in promoting the uptake of languages to Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5

As the Lead Practitioner for MFL, you will work in a small team of teachers supporting the Subject Leader for MFL. The department continues to successfully train and develop ECTs as a means of investing in the future of the department. This is a fantastic role where you will have a direct impact on the quality of education and outcomes for the MFL department and be part of the Teaching and Learning team across the academy. We are looking to raise the profile of MFL in the school and thereby increase the percentage of students taking an additional language - you will be a key player in driving this forward. You will also share your expertise in exemplary teaching to others across different subject teams.

As an IB World School, the development of languages and the promotion of International-mindedness undermines all that we do and we would welcome applications from experienced teachers and leaders of MFL who share these values.

For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at The Leigh Academy and the wider Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one. Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing.

Click here for the full Recruitment Pack.

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About The Leigh Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1387 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
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Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis that interested candidates may be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Stacey Thomas (Office Manager and PA) - stacey.thomas@leighacademy.org.uk. Visits will be offered in March 2022 and will be hosted by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Social distancing and other Covid-secure safety measures will be observed at all times following latest government guidelines. Please ensure you offer Stacey a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the academy.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the SLT about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Stacey Thomas (as above) in the first instance.

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Holly Neve (Recruitment Co-ordinator) on 01634 412 263 or holly.neve@latrust.org.uk.​​​​​​​

Application closing date: 16th May 2022​​​​​​​​​​​​

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

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