Teacher of MFL - Spanish and French

Tavistock College, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8DD

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    27 June 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    20 May 2022

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Teacher of MFL - Spanish and French job summary

There are 17 schools within The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust, 3 secondary and 14 primary schools.

Tavistock College is delighted to be part of The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust. As an academy we actively promote the values and principles of the International Co-operative Alliance.

Your main place of work will be Tavistock College but you may be required to work across all the schools within The Dartmoor Multi-Academy Trust at any time as directed by the Executive Team.

This job description is not a comprehensive definition of the post. Discussions will take place on a regular basis to clarify individual responsibilities within the general framework and character of the post as identified below. The conditions of employment of teachers in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions of Service Document apply to this post, whose holder is expected to carry out the professional duties of a teacher as circumstances may require, under the reasonable direction of the Principal.

1 Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge students

Establish a safe and stimulating environment for students rooted in mutual respect.

Set goals that stretch and challenge students of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions.

Demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of students.

2 Promote good progress and outcomes by students

Be accountable for students’ attainment, progress and outcomes.

Be aware of students’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these.

Guide students to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs.

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how students learn and how this impacts on teaching.

Encourage students to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.

3 Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge

Have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, foster and maintain students’ interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings.

Demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areas, and promote the value of scholarship.

Demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject.

If teaching early reading, demonstrate a clear understanding of systematic synthetic phonics.

If teaching early mathematics, demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate teaching strategies.

4 Plan and teach well-structured lessons

Impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time.

Promote a love of learning and children’s intellectual curiosity.

Set homework and plan other out of class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding students have acquired.

Reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching.

Contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area(s).

5 Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all students

Know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable students to be taught effectively.

Have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit student’s ability to learn, and how best to overcome these.

Demonstrate an awareness of the physical, social and intellectual development of children, and know how to adapt teaching to support students’ education at different stages of development.

Have a clear understanding of the needs of all students, including those with special educational needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language; those with disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them.

6 Make accurate and productive use of assessment

Know and understand how to access the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements.

Make use of formative and summative assessment to secure students’ progress.

Use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons.

Give students regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage students to respond to the feedback.

7 Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

Have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school, in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy.

Have high expectations of behaviour, and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly.

Manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to students’ need in order to involve and motivate them.

Maintain good relationships with students, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary.

8 Fulfil wider professional responsibilities

Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school.

Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues, knowing how and when to draw on advice and specialist support.

Deploy support staff effectively.

Take responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues.

Communicate effectively with parents with regard to students’ achievements and wellbeing.

Data Protection / General Data Protection Regulations Compliance

The Privacy Notice sets our general principles in relation to Data Protection and the General Data Protection Regulations. You should also abide all Trust policies relating to the use of data including but not limited to: [Text Wrapping Break]

Acceptable Use Policy 

Records Retention Policy 

Personal Data Breach Procedure 

Employee Code of Conduct 

E-safety Policy 

Social Media Policy 

Use of Personal Devices Policy [Text Wrapping Break]

Our Privacy Notice for Employees explains how we use your personal data.

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About Tavistock College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1379 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

​Tavistock College is an ambitious, successful and friendly school. It serves the community of Tavistock and the surrounding villages, from Lifton in the north of the town to Bickleigh on the outskirts of Plymouth. We are proud to be a comprehensive school and welcome all students who wish to study with us. With over 1400 students on roll we are a large yet united school. Co-operation is at the heart of what we do and we take pride in striving for the highest standards together. Our aim is that young people leave us as happy, well qualified, confident, caring and motivated citizens who will go on to flourish in their lives.
Associate Principal | Tristan Muller-Forster

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