18 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    1st September 2023 (or sooner)

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to UPS3

Additional allowances

TLR 2.1

What skills and experience we're looking for

The post is vacant due to the re-location, closer to home, of the current staff member. Therefore we are seeking to appoint a Spanish specialist to lead the department onto further success.

Rhyddings, part of the LET Education Trust, are seeking an enthusiastic, committed, qualified Lead Subject Teacher of MFL to join our successful and expanding school. We are looking for an excellent practitioner who is both creative and challenging in their teaching. They will be passionate and committed to ensuring pupils maximise their potential and achievement. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach across our whole 11-16 age and ability range and as a middle leader will be well supported by our strong team of likeminded colleagues who are mutually supportive.

As a middle leader you will be expected to have experience in teaching across both KS3 & KS4. You will have autonomy on curriculum intent and GCSE specifications and will also work closely with a member of SLT and other language specialists from the Trust. We want a teacher who strives for excellence, builds fantastic relationships and maximises pupil progress. A commitment to extra curricular provision is essential. The Trust operates full salary portability on the Main Professional Scales (MPS1- UPS3).

What the school offers its staff

The department has two full time language teachers, suited together, but also benefits from a wider MFL network via the ELSA and LET Education Trust. We have access to MFL SLE Support from within the Trust.

We currently offer Spanish at KS3, 2 hours per week, and 5 hours per fortnight at KS4, following the AQA GCSE Specification.

Although numbers are relatively small at GCSE they have increased year on year. We also offer the opportunity for pupils who are native speakers of other languages to enter for GCSE, most recently Italian. An opportunity to introduce a second language would be considered.

Joint MFL events have been arranged between the two high schools in the Trust, such as a Spanish theatre production for Year 9.

We are keen to further promote MFL within our curriculum and ensure there is sustainable growth on the firm foundations already in place.

All members of our community have access to and use Office 365 including collaborative learning tools such as MS Teams and OneNote. The successful teacher will have some responsibility for collaborative curriculum design and delivery as well as being supported by the Head and second in Department.

We have access to regular CPD both in school, external courses, through our local membership of the East Lancashire School Alliance (ELSA) and the Trust . At the heart of forming a new MAT is the intention to provide the best career support, development and opportunity to all staff. The Trust retains national terms and conditions and follows the ‘Burgundy’ Book.

Commitment to safeguarding

In this school, the welfare of the child is paramount. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff should understand their responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Staff are responsible for their own actions and behaviour and should avoid any conduct which would lead any reasonable person to question their motivation and intentions. Staff should work, and be seen to work, in an open and transparent way.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to worthingtong@rhyddings.co.uk

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About Rhyddings

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
Up to 771 pupils
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01254 231 051

Rhyddings serves the East Lancashire old mill town of Oswaldtwistle and surrounding area. It has been at the heart of the community for 90 years and enjoys good transport links via the M65 corridor and adjoining networks of M6 and M66. The school has been in a period of transition, having returned to our permanent site following a £10 million re-development, back in the heart of our community, and establishing a more normal return to school following the pandemic. We are also part of a group of founding schools in Hyndburn to form a new multi-academy trust (MAT), within Hyndburn, with a neighbouring high school and two primary schools. The LET Education Trust will provide exceptional education across its schools, placing staff development and opportunity as a priority for improvement. The school is also expanding and has moved from 4 form entry to 6 form entry within the last 18 months. We continue to work hard to prepare the young people we serve and help them realise and reach their potential, providing them with the very best educational experiences. This of course can only be achieved through high levels of attendance and family engagement. Pupils are well supported through our Pastoral Year and House Continent systems. This provides the support pupils need to perform well across the curriculum as well as healthy competition throughout the year. We have an active extra-curricular programme and run a number of annual residential trips both here and abroad. Close links with the local Rotary Club provides access to bespoke programmes, community work and charitable activities. Large numbers of pupils complete their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Our curriculum areas are largely suited in a combination of specialist facility and traditional classroom space. We have a 3-year KS3 and 2-year KS4, offering EBacc, should pupils choose to do so. We have a 25 period week of 1 hour lessons.

Arranging a visit to Rhyddings

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email worthingtong@rhyddings.co.uk.

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