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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: 32.50 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership scale L5 - L9

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • A good honours degree in an appropriate foreign language

• A teaching qualification together with qualified teacher status (QTS)

• Knowledge of teaching, learning and assessment at KS3, KS4 & KS5

• A good understanding of curriculum developments in MFL

• Understanding of use of data to assess and inform teaching and learning

• An excellent classroom practitioner that can model best practise

• Teach intervention groups at KS3 and KS4

• Good organisational and personal management skills

• Effective planning and teaching

• Effective behaviour/classroom management

• An ability to demand high standards

• Ability to lead and motivate others

• Ability to work independently and be a team player

• Ability to develop and support other staff to develop a variety of teaching strategies

• Ability to enthuse and direct pupils and staff towards raising expectations and levels of


• Ability to meet deadlines

• Good ICT skills

• Commitment to self and team development

What the school offers its staff


At Delta Academies Trust we understand the importance of learning a modern foreign language and we believe that every single one of our pupils should have that opportunity. We have invested significant time, expertise, and money in the creation of an outstanding curriculum offer which has increased pupil engagement, and as a result the number of pupils studying MFL in our 19 secondary academies has risen dramatically.


We have created carefully sequenced five-year curriculum plans for both French and Spanish using the national curriculum and the key recommendations of the 2016 MFL Pedagogy Review, and we regularly update them. Each one is fully resourced, with detailed lessons prepared for you to adapt to the needs of your classes. We use an online course book to underpin our teaching, along with our trust knowledge organisers. Every unit of work includes a cultural topic to help instil a love of languages as well as promote a desire to get to know more about people from those countries. We subscribe to an on-line learning platform to support the learning of vocabulary. Perhaps our biggest and most impressive investment is in our team of modern language assistants. We currently have over 20 native speakers in our academies and our pupils love working with them!


Our Senior MFL director is a specialist in both French and Spanish and leads a team of two MFL directors and two lead teachers. They are all based in our academies working to support teachers and pupils on a daily basis. We recognise the value of high quality CPD and the director team run subject specific CPD every half term, meaning that staff from across our trust can meet to share best practice and stay up to date with research findings and national developments. Although our curriculum model is standard across our trust, we are all individuals, and you will have the opportunity to develop as a professional in your own right. We pride ourselves on recognising and developing talent and are passionate about sharing our love of teaching languages.


Our director team are held in high regard and have worked with the DFE and the examination boards in consultation about the existing and new GCSEs. We are passionate about languages in any way, shape or form and five of our academies have joined the DFE Latin Centre of Excellence programme, forming a regional hub. We are also preparing to offer MFL ITT from September 2024 as a partner of Exchange Teacher Training.


Ultimately, we understand that our pupils are most successful when they feel happy, valued, challenged, and supported to achieve their very best. We believe this also applies to our staff. We are passionate about giving people the chance to develop and progress their careers, and also offer an extensive range of opportunities, incentives and benefits including:

• A staff rewards budget

• Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) (opt out available)

• Access to the Delta benefits website with discounts on retailers, holidays, days out, etc.

• Access to Cycle to Work scheme, car leasing and technology scheme

• Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice

• Training and development opportunities including NPQs

Further leadership opportunities may also be available for interested applicants.

For an informal conversation or to arrange a visit please contact Helen Holmes, Senior Director of MFL on 07814 215473

To apply for a position please visit our website at Careers with Delta • Delta Academies Trust (deltatrust.org.uk)

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About De Lacy Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
816 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

Here at De Lacy Academy, we have been on a journey that has seen the school recently judged as Outstanding by Ofsted. They recognised the hard work and effort that goes into making this school a successful and caring place of learning that meets the needs of its pupils and its community.

With nearly 900 pupils aged between 11 and 16 housed on a campus that has benefited from much recent investment, De Lacy is a busy and vibrant place. We serve the ex mining area of Knottingley and draw increasingly from the surrounding areas. We are experiencing a period of unprecedented growth across all year groups as the school delivers excellent outcomes and as the communities of Knottingley and Ferrybridge continue to develop.

Arranging a visit to De Lacy Academy

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

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