Teacher of MFL (French and/or Spanish) – Part time or up to Full time will be considered

Bedford Free School, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9AD

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    20 June 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    26 May 2022

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Teacher of MFL (French and/or Spanish) – Part time or up to Full time will be considered job summary

BELIEVE IN TRADITIONAL VALUES AND ACADEMIC RIGOUR? Want a Senior Leadership Team who visibly support staff? Want to teach pupils who behave impeccably at all times?

Then you should be interested in this exciting opportunity to teach a subject at Bedford Free School. We are recruiting a part time Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages (French and/or Spanish).

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About Bedford Free School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
504 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01234 332290

We value diversity and are committed to safeguarding. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and any other relevant employment checks.

At BFS our values drive everything that we do and as a result our teachers enjoy impeccable behaviour in lessons and hardworking, highly motivated pupils. BFS is a genuinely comprehensive school that provides a knowledge-based education for pupils of all backgrounds. We teach an unashamedly academic curriculum consisting of the best that has been thought and said and MFL is at the heart of this.

With waiting lists in each year group and 2019 GCSE results placing us amongst the top schools in the country for progress, we are a hugely popular school. Demand for places is very high as parents want the combination of a BFS education and our distinctive small school feel for their children.

French and Spanish are a very popular subjects taught by three members of staff. We have eight groups currently studying at GCSE, where we follow the AQA syllabus. At Key Stage Three we have constructed an exciting and broad curriculum which places an emphasis on core linguistic knowledge across a breadth of topics, with the aim that all pupils gain a comprehensive understanding of the languages.

At BFS we value and respect subject specialism and strive to create the environment where teachers can get on and teach the subjects which they love and are expert in. You would benefit from the existing strong, well-resourced, knowledge-rich curriculum already in place for languages and would be expected to lead all aspects of the department’s efforts to refine and improve planning and delivery of a fantastic MFL curriculum. GCSE results were very good in both languages in 2019 but we continually aim to improve the outcomes for our pupils.

At Bedford Free School we invest heavily in professional learning, which alongside support and coaching from our senior leadership team, and access to expertise across Advantage Schools, means you can develop to be your very best. You can find out more about the trust-wide professional development offer here: https://www.advantageschools.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/OCT-ASKE-Brochure-2021-22.pdf

We have no unwieldy marking policies, our pupils’ behaviour is impeccable, supported by same-day whole-school sanctions where necessary, and Senior Leaders have a very high profile to ensure that you are supported to develop.

We are a small, intimate school, where teachers and students know each other and look out for each other. Safeguarding children enrolled at the school is of paramount importance and we are fully committed to the protection and safe care of our students. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.

Interview date: Friday 13th May

Arranging a visit to Bedford Free School

We welcome visits to the school, ideally during the school day, and would encourage you to apply. For a confidential discussion about the position please contact Esther Logan, PA to SLT, on 01234 332290 or email elogan@bedfordfreeschool.co.uk to arrange an appointment.

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