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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    11 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Manor Croft Academy are looking to appoint a Teacher of French to join our academy in September 2024 on a full time, permanent basis, and be part of our forward thinking and aspirational team. You will teach KS3 and KS4 French.

We welcome ambitious French Teachers with the ability to enthuse and engage students in languages. From running a weekly French Club, to highlighting MFL within our whole-school careers initiatives, to recently taking a group of 100 students on a trip to Paris, there are lots of activities for you to get involved with (or bring new ideas to!) to help further enhance our students learning and engagement in French.

Whether you are an ECT or an experienced teacher, we would love to hear from you and show you why Manor Croft Academy is a great place to teach.

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 coursebook 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 17 native speakers in our academies and our pupils love working with them!

What the school offers its staff

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:

  • Financial: offering unlimited access to a huge range of discounts on holidays, days out, retailer and cashback deals inc. Curry’s, John Lewis, Tesco and B&Q to name but a few.
  • Lifestyle and Wellbeing: discounted & flexible gym memberships, eye care vouchers, cycle 2 work/Technology scheme, free annual flu jab and 24/7 access to a market leading Employee Assistance Programme providing expert information specialist advisors trained by Citizens Advice and access to professionally qualified counsellors accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Motoring: access to an employee vehicle leasing scheme*, discounted vehicle repairs and discounts on car/van hire.
  • Pension: excellent employer/employee contributory pension scheme with the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS)
  • Personal and professional: we offer a range of training and development opportunities for you to grow and develop.

*Subject to ensuring NMW is maintained.

For more information and to apply for this position please visit our website at https://www.deltatrust.org.uk/careers-with-delta/

Further details about the role


Our Senior MFL director is a specialist in both French and Spanish and leads a team of two MFL directors and a lead teacher. 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 have recently had four academies approved to join the DFE Latin Centre of Excellence programme. We are currently preparing a bid to become one of 15 MFL hubs in England which would give us the opportunity to help shape the future of MFL teaching at a national level.

Manor Croft Academyhas undergone a significant transformation in recent years; resultantly, it now boasts some of the best levels of progress across the region (+0.39). Our learners demonstrate a relentless desire to succeed and show high levels of engagement, interest and resilience when learning new skills and knowledge. Behaviour and focus in classrooms is truly outstanding.

Our leadership team was rated outstanding by Ofsted, we continually reflect on our practice and that of the school as a whole and look for ways in which we can improve the experience of our learners. You must be able to demonstrate the same level of passion and commitment.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join one of the most improved and now oversubscribed academies in the country with some of the best outcomes in the north of England. An academy with a culture of professional learning and reflection and one which works effectively with its community to bring about sustainable improvements. We actively welcome applications from talented teachers who wish to further develop their career in our MFL Department.

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 Manor Croft Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1013 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Manor Croft Academy draws directly from the local community with the majority of pupils living within walking distance. The vast majority of its intake comes from its four main feeder primary schools. Located in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, Manor Croft is an exciting place to learn and we are committed to delivering a high quality education for all our students. At Manor Croft Academy we believe that our core purpose is to prepare young people to enter a fast moving and rapidly changing environment. To prepare them for such a challenge we work to develop their skills, knowledge and resilience, which in turn will enable them to achieve the highest possible qualifications. Whilst there is a strong emphasis on academic achievement all students are encouraged to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities outside the classroom. It is essential for our success to maintain high standards at all times and this is only possible with collaboration between staff, parents and students. Our challenge is to provide the global education that gives our students the tools necessary to compete in the world market and by working together we can do this.

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