Teacher of MFL Sir John Talbot's School, Whitchurch, Shropshire

Job description

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Teacher of MFL (French & Spanish) to join our successful team. We are seeking an innovative and motivational MFL teacher with excellent subject knowledge and the desire and commitment to raise achievement of students at all levels. The successful applicant must be qualified to teach French and Spanish at GCSE and A Level. We are looking for a passionate and inspirational professional who would enjoy working in an exciting and rewarding environment and is prepared to contribute fully to school life. Applications are welcome from NQTs. Please note that you may be required to work across other schools in the Academy Trust if required.

Sir John Talbot’s School is at the centre of the community of Whitchurch, with excellent links to sports, business and partner primary schools. We are committed to equipping all pupils with the skills and experiences that will prepare them for life. As part of The Marches Academy Trust, we have access to a network of support and challenge, ensuring we are operating at the forefront of educational thinking. The school sits in mature grounds with historic roots, providing an attractive setting in which pupils can thrive. Facilities are extensive including the community leisure centre, well-resourced faculty areas and Sixth Form centre.

In the MFL Faculty we have:
• Well-equipped classrooms with a variety of interactive facilities
• Progress significantly above average
• An enthusiastic and supportive department team
• Hard working pupils and strong home/ school partnerships
• A range of technology to enhance teaching and learning

Our staff set the highest standards in behaviour and achievement for all pupils in a supportive environment in which children are treated as individuals. The curriculum is designed to provide everyone with choices at each stage in their development. We celebrate success and encourage all pupils to develop broader life skills, investing in the whole child. We are incredibly proud of the achievements of all our pupils and trust that you will feel the same as we work together to ensure the successful future for them.

At Sir John Talbot’s School, we can offer:
• An ‘Outstanding’ curriculum offering students a strong core entitlement in English, Mathematics and Science
• A full extra-curricular programme with opportunities for enrichment activities for all
• An excellent opportunity for continued personal development through our Talent Pathway
• A wide range of staff benefits
• Excellent resources and facilities
• An enthusiastic and supportive team of staff, parents and governors

There will be an opportunity for those interested in applying to visit the school on Tuesday 25 February 2020 at 09.30am. If you would like to attend on this day or if you have any other queries, please email Hayley Burton, Headteacher’s PA burton.h@mmat.co.uk.

For further information or to apply for the posts please visit our online recruitment site via the school’s website www.sirjohntalbots.co.uk (Please note we do not accept CVs).

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Essential educational requirements

• A good Honours Degree with a specialism in French and Spanish

The desire to further knowledge through relevant courses or a further degree.

Essential qualifications

Successful completion of PGCE with the ability to teach the
subjects to the highest level at KS 3 & 4 and the potential to
teach at KS5

Essential skills and experience

• A commitment to developing personal expertise in teaching all aspects of French and Spanish and the drive to keep abreast of new ideas and approaches.

• An innovative approach to creating a positive learning environment, using a range of teaching and learning strategies and approaches (including the incorporation of Citizenship, Literacy and Numeracy).

• Proven ability in the use of ICT in the classroom knowledge of interactive white boards.

• A commitment to the value of MFL and the ability to make contributions to the development of schemes of work, resources and to extra-curricular activities. Represent MFL both internally and externally.

• A commitment to participating in the enhancement of the learning environment through displays that positively reinforces students’ work.

• The willingness to make a contribution as a tutor.

• A sense of humour.

About Sir John Talbot's School

Tilstock Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 2BY
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