Teacher of MFL (French and Spanish)

Springwest Academy, Feltham, TW13 7EF

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    6 June 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    24 May 2022

Job details

Contract type



Main pay range or upper pay spine: £29,915 to £45,766 per year (full-time equivalent)

Teacher of MFL (French and Spanish) job summary

We are looking for a hard-working and committed MFL teacher to join our ambitious and supportive MFL department.

You will play a key role in teaching MFL (French and Spanish) at KS3 and KS4. As an outstanding teacher you will be ambitious for our students and community and will support our inclusive ethos. You will be keen to continuously develop your practice and have a collaborative approach across the department. This post is a full time post and we welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified teachers.

What we are looking for
A teacher who
● is passionate about and committed to enabling all students to fulfil their potential regardless of their starting point
● has a clear understanding of how students learn
● will lead by example and support students to achieve the best of their ability and has qualified teacher status.

We take staff development very seriously and are a friendly and inclusive school offering a variety of staff benefits including travel loans, cycle to work scheme and an early finish on a Friday.

Additional allowances

Early finish every Friday.

Planned non-contact days to allow for marking following assessment periods.

Cycle to work scheme.

Free annual flu jabs.

Interest-free annual season ticket loan up to £3,000 to cover the cost of public travel between home and the workplace.

‘Finder’s fee’ recruitment programme.

On-site day nursery and a preschool (8am to 5pm Monday to Friday) offering discount to our staff.

The Government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme is available to all eligible Trust employees.

Paid 'thank you' afternoon for eligible staff.

Employee Assistance Programme offering free & confidential counselling as well as general advice including financial.

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About Springwest Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
963 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
0208 831 3007

Who we are

At Springwest, we believe that everyone deserves a great education. We care wholeheartedly about the development of all of our students in order to enable them to achieve their academic potential and to thrive in all aspects of life. We pride ourselves on providing an ambitious, rigorous, knowledge-rich curriculum and introduce students to challenging and thought provoking content from the start of Year 7. In addition to knowledge, we see understanding and memory to be at the heart of learning and therefore students are given opportunities for extended discussions and writing within all of their subjects as well as regular recall quizzes. Our Friday finish of 13:40 is a refreshing way to start the weekend and we encourage all staff to have time for themselves and their families.

Our vision is simple: ‘Great lessons - every period, every day’. We believe that our students deserve an excellent education and we help our teachers to achieve this. Our definition of learning is ‘understanding + memory’ and our CPD centres around this; we provide a supportive environment for staff to talk about learning, develop their teaching and work collaboratively with peers through our coaching programme.

At Springwest, we have established a ‘culture of kindness’, including an emphasis on gratitude and staff wellbeing is certainly a key priority. On a Friday we finish early and encourage all staff to have time for themselves and their families.

Who you are

● You know the difference a good teacher can make to a child's future and are determined to make a difference.
● You believe that establishing strong relationships with students supports their personal development and readiness to learn.
● You work collaboratively and understand that we achieve more by working together.
● You have a relentless focus on the development of your classroom practice and welcome coaching and support.

What we offer

● Department offices, assigned classrooms, staff laptops, cloud technology; we do our utmost to make your job work for your benefit.
● We think differently; take our school day as an example. Our later start of 9:20am for students allows our staff time to plan in the morning, whilst they are fresh. It also responds to the adolescent brain, which is more alert later in the morning.
● Staff meetings take place in the morning; developing our staff is always a priority, it is only right that this takes place at the start of the day, free from the distractions and fatigue of the school day.
● Finish at 1:40pm every Friday and start at 8:50am on Monday and leave your work at school; make the most of your weekend!
● We are a good school (Ofsted 2018) and offer genuine support and guidance to our staff, after all, you are our most important resource.
● A wide range of benefits from flexible working to flu jabs and a lot more in between.

Read more about us and this opportunity now on our website: www.springwestacademy.org

Arranging a visit to Springwest Academy

If you would like to visit the school, please contact Penny Davies (HR) or Terri Reid (Principal's PA) via email: t.reid@staff.springwestacademy.org

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