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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 December 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
French, Languages, Spanish
Working pattern
Will consider full time, term time
Contract type
M1 £25,714pa- U3 £41,604pa

Job summary

September 2021 saw further student growth for the Academy and, following a recent Ofsted inspection giving a rating of ‘Good’ in all areas, we expect further growth. As such, we have some exciting new vacancies available, including the need for a Teacher of MFL (Spanish and French) to join our MFL team on a permanent and full time basis from September 2022. QTS essential and ECTs are welcome to apply.

We are looking for a talented linguist with a passion for their subject who is able to inspire in our students a love of language learning. At The Sir Robert Woodard Academy we value languages as a key part of our broad and balanced ‘Aspire to Achieve’ curriculum. GCSE uptake of languages is high at SRWA as we aim for at least 75% of our students to continue with either French or Spanish. Currently 84% of our year 11 students are studying a language at GCSE.

The successful applicant will be joining our talented and driven MFL team who are seeing results improve year on year. This includes students going on to study languages at universities including Oxford. The ability to teach across KS3 and KS4 is essential, the ability to teach at KS5 would be a desirable addition.

The MFL department is housed in the Lapper area of our modern main building and benefits from spacious and bright classrooms. The department also has access to a range of ICT based resources to blend with more traditional methods to enthuse a love of languages. The MFL team are dynamic, passionate and committed to meeting the needs of all students by challenging them to achieve their potential. Our past KS3 day trips have been hugely

SRWA teaching staff benefit from the following:-
• a collaborative approach and strong collegial relationships;
• the opportunity to join and/or benefit from Action Research Groups;
• proven student progress and excellent student behaviour;
• an extensive CPD programme tailored to skills and experience;
• strong links with Brighton and Sussex Universities;
• an established STEM group including work with RICARDO Engineering, a world leading company supporting SRWA;
• employee assistance programme, dedicated staff wellbeing space and 1-1 mental health booster sessions available;
• free use of the Academy’s fitness suite;
• free on site car parking and easy access to local public transport;
• cycle to work scheme.

Quotes from last full Ofsted inspection report, October 2021: Rating of “Good” in all areas:
“The culture at this school is summed up by its motto, ‘Aspire to Achieve’. From Year 7 through to the sixth form, pupils learn to think ambitiously about their futures.”
"The school is a calm and orderly place for pupils to learn….Pupils treat each other with respect … low-level disruption is rare."
"Pupils, parents and carers feel proud of their school…one parent told us ‘we are really impressed with the school, the ethos and the staff’.”

A Staff well-being survey commissioned externally in July 2021 for SRWA revealed that these were some of the areas our staff considers are ‘outstanding’:
Staff morale, workload and job satisfaction
Opportunity for staff to offer ideas and for professional development
Support from managers and colleagues
Appreciation of staff achievement/contribution,
Induction of new staff
Students' respect for staff/others.

The successful candidate will:-
• demonstrate the skills of a good teacher
• be able to interest, encourage and engage students
• provide appropriate levels of challenge so that all students make good progress
• use methods and resources that enable all students to learn effectively
• use assessment information effectively to plan the next steps in students learning
• make effective use of their time
• secure high standards of behaviour from students
• be able to demonstrate a proven track record of recent and successful class teaching in mixed ability classes of aged 11-18 students (or of successful training for ECTs).

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a positive difference to the life experiences and achievements of our students.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share in this commitment. All posts will be subject to receipt of two satisfactory references and successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

The Academy is committed to equality of opportunity. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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School overview

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1170 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01903 767434

About The Sir Robert Woodard Academy

The Sir Robert Woodard Academy, part of the Woodard family of schools, is a thriving 11–18 Academy on the South Coast of England, serving primarily the students of Lancing, Sompting and West Shoreham in West Sussex. We are committed to ensuring that every student is known and nurtured and is provided with teaching and learning experiences that allow them to fulfil their potential.

School location

Upper Boundstone Lane, Sompting, West Sussex, BN15 9QZ

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