Thank you for considering St.
Mary's Catholic Academy for the next stage in your career. We are seeking to
appoint a talented teacher of MFL with the relevant knowledge and expertise to
teach either Spanish or French (or both) up to A Level. The role is offered as
either part time (minimum 0.6) or full time, to commence in September 2024, and
would be a fantastic opportunity
for a talented teacher to develop their skills in a successful MFL department.
Further details of the post are outlined in this information pack.
must be sent electronically to email@example.com by midday
on Thursday 22nd February 2024.
TEACHER OF MFL
The successful candidate will be
someone with enthusiasm, initiative and very good subject knowledge. S/he will demonstrate a clear commitment to
promoting the highest possible standards of achievement and developing
excellent relationships with staff and students across the full age and ability
range at St. Mary's. The person
appointed will have a professional and personal profile that most closely
matches the specification given below:
teacher status at graduate level.
Degree/Degree containing substantial MFL element.
professional development/teaching placement relevant to the post.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and APTITUDE
clear philosophy for the teaching of MFL.
of some strategies that will enhance learning and raise the attainment of all
students in MFL.
to use MFL to transform learning.
communicator – verbally and in writing.
to form good relationships with both colleagues and students.
to actively supporting the distinctive ethos of the school.
to assisting with the development of extra-curricular activities.
commitment, ability to work under pressure and a sense of humour.
excellent attendance and punctuality record.
(Please note that excellent attendance is
considered to be 95% attendance over the past two
academic years. Governors will take note
of one-off illnesses/absences and individual circumstances).
expectations of all students.
for career development.
The standard full-time contact time
for teachers is 33 out of 40 periods per fortnight (31 for ECT Y1), including a
period of PSHE with your form.
St. Mary’s is a highly regarded, oversubscribed and successful school with:
- A caring ethos and high standards.
- An Outstanding Diocesan Inspection Report (March 2017)
- A full Ofsted Inspection of St Mary’s in May 2022 was extremely positive and confirmed that St Mary’s Catholic Academy continues to be good in all areas. You can read a copy of the report on the Academy's website.
- An outstanding induction programme, friendly staff, high quality professional cover supervisors, ICT technicians and admin support and a strong family ethos which make St. Mary’s a great place to work.
- State of the art facilities housed in our £22.5 million pound refurbished campus.
We would be delighted to receive your application.
As Head Teacher, I believe that a happy,
highly trained and well supported staff is the key to our success. Staff at St
Mary’s received a full induction programme and access our outstanding weekly
professional development. All teaching staff also have 90 minutes of additional
non-contact time per fortnight to focus on their own area of interest in
enhanced professional development. New staff are also supported by regular,
weekly coaching meetings and support from their subject areas; a range of
leadership development programmes is also available.
St Mary’s is designated as Blackpool’s
research school and provides staff with the opportunity to benefit from the
latest research and evidence in education. Everything we do, whether that be
our innovative key stage 3 reading programme; our approach to revision and
practice homework; or the design of our professional development curriculum for
teachers; is researched evidence based.
Staff wellbeing is also a key part of our
success as a school. A hard-working staff should be well supported and cared
for to allow them to meet the demands made of teachers in a modern context. All
staff are provided with their own personal laptop and extensive training and
the support of colleagues. Staff are
able to take advantage of the Schools
Advisory Service Wellbeing package which offers access to Counselling, 24 hour GP helpline, Health advice and support, Physiotherapy advice and a
range of other services. A well-resourced support team of IT technicians, admin
staff, chaplaincy staff and site staff work hard to make sure the Academy runs smoothly and that teaching staff are well supported to focus on our core
business of teaching. Workload issues are regularly discussed with our staff
committee and policies around marking,
assessment, reporting and home
work are carefully designed to try
and manage the workload for staff. An email protocol ensures staff are not
disturbed by emails in an evening and small gestures like tea, coffee and
biscuits served by our amazing housekeepers, free access to the school fitness
suite; free annual flu jabs; a car valet service and regular staff social
events all help to make our Academy and Trust a rewarding place to work. All of
this work takes place in state of the art facilities. St Mary’s was lucky enough
to benefit from a 22.5 million point partial rebuild and refurbishment, we
are so lucky to work in one of the best school building in the region.
BEBCMAT is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.
All posts are subject to:
● Medical clearance
● Verification of qualifications and National Insurance number.
● Two references including a judgement about suitability to work with children.
● A member of the interview panel will be trained in implementing Child Protection procedures.
● In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, online search be carried out.
For teaching positions, barred list checks and prohibition from teaching checks will be carried out.
For leadership positions, section 128 checks will be performed.
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