TEACHER OF MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES Ormiston Denes Academy, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Job description

School Mission Statement:
All members of staff are responsible personally and collectively for supporting students in becoming confident
individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens, through:
 Modelling the core value of Pride in Achievement at all times.
 Nurturing students’ passions and interests and stimulating their intellectual curiosity.
 Continuously raising students’ aspirations and self-esteem.
 Developing students’ learning skills.
 Contributing to the wider range of opportunities offered by and for, the school community.
 Actively supporting and promoting student voice.
 Ensuring high outcomes (at least 2 levels of progress for each Key Stage).
 To teach their subject discipline, inspiring students to have a passion for their subject and an
understanding of its key ideas, concepts and skills.
 To be explicit in modelling and developing models for learning so that students can make
connections, and apply their learning in a variety of contexts.
 To continuously improve classroom practice and achieve excellent student outcomes.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
To carry out the following professional duties as circumstances may require and in accordance with the
academy’s policies under the direction of the Principal, in particular:
 To ensure all students engage in learning and achieve, through careful planning of the structure,
methodology and delivery of the learning experience.
 To use assessment data to plan next step learning and overcome individual barriers to learning.
 To apply knowledge about learning and the modes of learning to plan and deliver aspects of the Key
Stage 3/4.
 To ensure their students make good progress in the development of basic skills in numeracy, literacy and
ICT and in the Core Learning Skills, and to provide intentional opportunities for their students to practice
and develop these skills.
 To assess the progress of students in accordance with the academy’s assessment schedule and policy.
Main Duties:
 Completing short and medium term planning for subject delivery and coverage in line with the subject
team’s policies, SoW and statutory requirements.
 Keeping regularly updated and accurate records of student progress.
 Using student data to inform planning for learning and in particular interventions for students who are
underachieving in their lessons.
 Attending team meetings and contributing to the development and success of the team’s core
objectives and performance targets.
 Academic progress of students in teaching groups.
 Progress in core learning skills development.
Meeting Attendance:
 As directed according to academy plans and calendar.

Essential educational requirements

Successful teaching experience in
the secondary phase.
 Experience of raising standards
through leading staff development.
 Successful experience of managing
change in an education situation

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher status.

Essential skills and experience

 Evidence of raising the achievement
of groups of students.
 Ability to analyse and interpret data
effectively and act upon the
 Knowledge of how to implement
inclusive education.
 Knowledge of curriculum
requirements and developments
and educational initiatives, including
 Recent and relevant in-service

About Ormiston Denes Academy

Working in partnership with Ormiston Academies Trust, our vision is for all young people to have the highest academic, social and practical skills to allow them to lead a fulfilling life. Come and join the fastest improving school in Lowestoft.

Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 4AH
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