This job expired on 29 February 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 January 2024

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: Full-time

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What skills and experience we're looking for

About the role

We are looking for a colleague who can teach Spanish and/or French up to GCSE level; A level teaching is also available. The ability to offer both French and Spanish teaching to some extent in KS3 would be an advantage. The department currently offers courses in French and Spanish at GCSE and A Level in our very successful Joint Sixth form. As a former language college, the school has retained its commitment to languages and, as a reflection of this, we have now chosen to make languages compulsory at GCSE. From next year, we will also offer Latin and Ancient History as part of the department, which is part of our exciting plan to grow and embed the study of languages and cultures across the school.

What the school offers its staff

About our School

Our academy is high performing and progress in languages is consistently above the National Average in all of the key performance measures. Over the last three years, performance in languages has risen strongly and continues to grow from strength to strength. Since 2019, around a fifth of all our GCSE language students have achieved a Grade 7 or above. In the Sixth Form, the average individual ALPS grade has been consistently high, with ‘outstanding’ grades in many years for languages, including in 2019.

This is a great time to join our school as we consolidate links with the 16 other schools including primary, middle and upper schools which form part of our Multi-Academy Trust  (Initio Learning Trust). We work closely with colleagues across Initio, sharing ideas about assessment, literacy, numeracy and other areas of pedagogy.   

We are an outwardly facing school ina beautiful part of the country on the Jurassic Coast, and have strong links with our local community as a Rights RespectingGoldSchool.

Commitment to safeguarding

 This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

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About The Sir John Colfox Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
818 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01308 422291

11 - 18 Comprehensive School
No on roll: 900
Combined Sixth Form: 210
Headteacher: Mr A Shelley MEd, BSc Hons, PGCE, NPQH

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