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Teacher of MFL (French and/or Spanish)

Harris Academy Merton, Mitcham, Surrey

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
French, Languages, Spanish
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS (Inner London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance

Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional qualified teacher of Spanish and/or French to work within a talented, highly motivated and supportive team of teachers within our MFL Department.

Your opportunity

The MFL department at Harris Merton is growing. Spanish was introduced to the KS3 curriculum at the start of this academic year, and GCSE classes will follow. French is taught throughout KS3, 4 & 5. We are looking for a French or Spanish specialist. The ideal candidate will also be able to offer the other language in the lower school.

The successful candidate will:

Be a high calibre practitioner with the potential to teach all students across Key Stages 3, 4 & 5.
Be able to show a strong record of raising student attainment through their strategic teaching of examination groups.
Be dynamic and creative in their ability to teach MFL subjects.
Have the ability to implement key teaching strategies that will inspire and further enhance our students’ love of learning of a modern language.
Be an individual who shares in our collective sense of purpose and has high expectations of what students can achieve.
Have the capacity and drive to develop their teaching and bring innovative ideas to the classroom and the department.
Be able and willing to teach both languages.
Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree.
Newly qualified teachers will be considered for this position

About Harris Academy Merton:

Harris Academy Merton is an ‘Outstanding’ Academy that has consistently been in the top 10% of performing schools in the country for Progress. We are constantly striving to improve and excel in all aspects of our practice. Joining Harris Academy Merton will make you part of a Federation that is established in developing outstanding practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders, with unrivalled opportunities for progression whatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle leader or senior teacher.

We can offer you:

The opportunity to work within an ‘Outstanding’ Academy, with an amazing staff and student body
A calm, well disciplined, positive and progressive learning environment
Excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
Excellent record of GCSE and A Level results
A commitment to continuing professional development
If you would like any further information regarding this position, please contact Mrs M Gavin, PA to the Principal, on 020 8623 1007 or email: gavinm@harrismerton.org.uk

Please note that we require the Harris Academy Merton application form to be completed before we are able to consider your application. We do not accept CVs.

Closing date for applications: 12.00pm Friday 12th February 2021

Interview: Candidates will be invited to attend an interview, following receipt of a successful application either on site or via Microsoft Teams/Zoom

Academy Ethos:

At Harris Academy Merton we promote the ethos 'Achievement is Success’ and believe every student has the right to the highest standard of education so that they can accomplish their aspirations. Our aim is to give every student an educational experience that is enjoyable and holistic so that they develop into responsible, articulate, successful and well-rounded young people.

We combine the traditional values of strong discipline, good manners, respect and pride in appearance with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology. With these core values embedded, we develop our students into confident and capable individuals that have a desire to excel academically and personally now and in the future.

Students are rewarded for developing the right behaviours and attitudes, for trying hard and being persistent, for a courteous and considerate manner, for attending regularly and for achieving their personal best. They are taught the value of hard work and determination.

At Harris Academy Merton, our ethos ‘’Achievement is Success’’ is at the centre of what we do. We support our staff to move forward confidently by encouraging personal development and maintaining an attentive, empathetic environment. Our SLT Team are dedicated specialists and practitioners, ensuring our teachers feel heard and supported in their roles.

As an Academy, we work hard to continue providing high quality education and opportunities for all our students. If you’d like to be part of this, visit us to learn more! We strongly encourage visits as you can see first-hand, how we work and teach from the teachers themselves. As all Harris Academies are completely unique to their Principal’s vision, Harris Academy Merton expels a great sense of vitality and growth under Principal Ms A Samad.

Being a part of the Harris Federation

We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Employee benefits

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package. Please visit the Harris careers website for more information.

Applying for the job

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1286 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
020 8623 1007

About Harris Academy Merton

About Harris Academy Merton

Harris Academy Merton serves students from Year 7 to Sixth Form, and has twice been judged Outstanding by Ofsted. The current student roll is 1200, with a planned increase in our Year 7 intake over the next two years taking our numbers from 180 to 240 students. Applications for places greatly exceed the places available. The academy is set in seven acres of land, containing five teaching blocks, a sports hall, a full size floodlit all weather pitch plus four full size floodlit tennis courts and our own playing fields as well as an administration building containing the assembly hall and dining hall. We are favourably located for public transport with good local access to bus, mainline train and underground links, as well as on-site parking for vehicles and bicycles.

Come and see us in action: visits to Harris Academy Merton are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 0208 623 1000 or info@harrismerton.org.uk to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.

School location

Wide Way, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1BP

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