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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Rivers Academy, a comprehensive secondary school (11-18), and Space Studio West London, a studio school (14-18), work closely together and are jointly committed to securing outstanding outcomes for students. The Campus has a great location in West London, being situated close to Feltham Station (a short train journey from Clapham Junction) and also benefiting from other excellent transport links and on-site parking.

We are looking for an exceptional Teacher of Spanish to play an important role in our unique and growing Academy. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher of Spanish with the ability or potential to learn how to effectively lead a team. This is a key role for the Academy, and we are looking for someone who is passionate about both their own development alongside profoundly wishing to make a difference.

We are also seeking someone who is ambitious, for both themselves, and their students, who would want to make their mark and then seek further promotion opportunities. The successful candidate may aspire to become a Specialist Leader in Education or Senior Leader.

We work hard to foster high levels of self-worth within an Academy community that has the very highest expectations across uniform, behaviour,attendance,and punctuality. We want to empower future generations to follow their dreams.Riversis a great place to work too,with a strong focus on career development.Many of the staff that trained with us are now in Leadership positions and being on that development journey with our staff is important to us.

At Rivers we ask our students to take risks, be creative and make mistakes.As educators we are encouraged to think big, improvise and fail forward,through leveraging student interests,incorporating real world problems and using professional tools/ expertise to design engaging interdisciplinary projects that drive student’s curiosity for learning.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have the potential to be an outstanding Aspirant Lead Teacher of MFL, with emerging leadership skills
  • Deliver consistently good to outstanding lessons
  • Be resolute in bringing our community together to deliver effective and engaging teaching
  • Be relentlessly optimistic and positive
  • Be ambitious first and foremost for the children we serve
  • Have drive and steely determination but also a deep sense of personal humility
  • Be fanatically driven to make the Academy truly great for every child
  • Have a deep seated and strong moral purpose
  • Be innovative: identifying and collaborating and supporting to solve challenges with empirical creativity
  • Be insistent on a consistency of approach, individually and with curriculum teams
  • Have an enthusiastic discipline about seeing things through
  • Collaborate to ensure consistency of approach

What the school offers its staff

A Teacher at Rivers Academy:

  • Understands the importance of developing a culture of “we”
  • Ensures that our moral purpose is known and understood, leading by example
  • Measures the impact of action and astutely makes use of data to contribute to improvement planning
  • Never waits to ‘see what happens’ or lets emotions get in the way of necessary action. Ensures that scheduled meetings are necessary, kept a priority, do happen and are followed up.
  • Is open to scrutiny and advice.
  • Will find opportunities to offer deep personal gratitude for the work of all staff in open and closed forums and will create a culture of positive support and encouragement.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Rivers Academy West London

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

Rivers Academy West London has the highest aspirations for every student and provides exceptional education and pastoral care for each individual. As a result, children perform tremendously well in external examinations in both Year 11 and Year 13.

Each member of our highly skilled and professional teaching and support staff is passionate about ensuring students are equipped with the qualifications, qualities and skills to reach their personal ambitions beyond their academic years. Students and staff demonstrate an enormous pride in Rivers Academy. We are a happy Academy, focused on supporting and challenging each other to achieve our full potential.

We are delighted that Ofsted refers to Rivers students as having “high expectations of themselves and displaying good behaviour. They conduct themselves well in lessons and around the school”. Ofsted recognise that at Rivers Academy “Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain. They receive high-quality careers advice and guidance” (Ofsted, 2019). Click here to view our latest Ofsted Report

Staff enjoy knowing that each student leaves us well prepared for successful future careers with excellent qualifications, high levels of self-esteem, confidence and the skills necessary to thrive in a very competitive world.

Our prospectus only provides a glimpse of life at our vibrant Academy. I would strongly encourage you to visit us. We would be delighted to welcome you and have a variety of events designed with this in mind. Please contact Sam Smith by emailing hr@rivers-aspirations.org

Arranging a visit to Rivers Academy West London

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mohamedosman@aspirationsacademies.org.

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