• Application deadline

    11 April 2021 at 11:59 pm

  • Date listed

    26 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

Due to the expansion of the Languages department, we are seeking to appoint an inspirational NQT or experienced languages teacher from September 2021. This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining Longsands Academy, a fully inclusive secondary school at the heart of its community.

The successful candidate would be joining a highly supportive and dedicated team that is committed to maximising student potential by fostering a love of language learning and an appreciation of internationalism. At Longsands we have a sound track record of very good GCSE results above National Average and our goal is continuous improvement.

This position represents an excellent opportunity to become part of a vibrant and innovative department which currently offers French and German to A Level. The successful candidate will be able to teach French to A level and German to GCSE. Applicants should demonstrate a zest for language teaching and a desire to be involved in the continued success of the department and the extended opportunities offered within Longsands Academy.

Applications from NQTs will be welcomed. Longsands has a strong track record of supporting and retaining NQTs by ensuring excellent mentoring, a supportive culture and many opportunities for development and involvement in wider school activities.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1817 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
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About Longsands Academy

I am delighted that you are interested in applying for the post at Longsands Academy, part of the Astrea Academy Trust since 1st September 2018. Longsands Academy is a successful, fully inclusive secondary school at the heart of its community. We pride ourselves on providing an engaging and supportive environment in which our students feel empowered to reach and embrace their full potential with confidence. Our staff are committed to nurturing the abilities of every child with a curriculum which promotes academic excellence and recognises the distinct uniqueness of our students. The opportunities we provide allow all students to showcase their talents, whether through the traditional school day or as a result of the wealth of extra-curricular activities that we provide. We are extremely proud of the achievements of our students that are a result of the high expectations of behaviour, learning and teaching and the strong, supportive relationships that exist between staff, students and their parents/carers. Furthermore, in order to develop the important qualities of independent learning and resilience, our students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning both in and out of lessons.

Longsands Academy holds a respected position within the local community and is surrounded by woodland and private housing with approximately 30 acres of playing fields. It is located in St Neots, a market town in the south west of Cambridgeshire, with a population of over 30,000 which nestles on the banks of the River Great Ouse, a draw for a growing number of community events including a successful rowing club, dragon boat team and a variety of water-based festivals. In addition, there are a number of green and open spaces which host a variety of community-based activities. Longsands Academy has a wide catchment area including many of the surrounding villages and feeder schools. The proximity of the town and its centrally-located, main line station means that a large number of adults commute to London for their place of work. The town is well connected to the A1, A14, A428 and A421; Cambridge, Bedford, Peterborough and Huntingdon are, therefore, within close proximity.

The Academy has approximately 1410 students on roll in Years 7-11 with a further 396 students attending the St Neots Sixth Form Centre and partner providers of post-16 education - Stageworks and the St Neots Football Club.

Ensuring that our students feel safe and cared for is of key importance to enable effective learning. Our well established and highly respected student support systems enable staff to develop excellent relationships with students, parents and carers as well as external agencies. Each student receives daily support from their Tutor, who guides and mentors them throughout their time at the Academy, affording them the opportunity to build a trusting relationship. Our aim is that when students leave the Academy they are equipped with everything they need to reach their potential and become happy, successful, resilient adults and positive contributors in society.

A talented and committed body of staff is driven by a relentless desire to ensure that our core purpose, to secure the best possible experience, learning and outcomes for each young person for whom we have responsibility, is a lived reality. As such, we are committed to develop our staff to be the very best that they can be by striving to ensure that all of our colleagues can access extensive Learning and Professional Development (LPD). Our LPD programme is both department-based and in collaboration with partner academies within the Astrea family. Wide-ranging opportunities for professional development are available for staff at all stages of their career, including NQTs, RQTs, experience classroom teachers, middle and senior leaders.

I look forward to receiving your application.

Neil Owen
Principal at Longsand Academy

School location

Longsands Road, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 1LQ

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