Teacher of MFL - French (with Spanish desired)

Recruiter
KING SOLOMON ACADEMY
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Teacher of MFL - French (with Spanish desired)

King Solomon Academy

We are looking for an individual with a genuine passion for teaching languages at King Solomon Academy and a belief in the potential of every child and that through hard work all pupils can access and benefit from a university education.

KSA is a rare example of a genuinely all-through school, with one curriculum, culture, staff body and leadership team supporting our pupils’ journey from nursery to university.

This is a unique role in a special school working alongside an inspirational team, led by an exceptional head of department. All our pupils study French and make superb progress. In summer 2017, all but 6 pupils in Year 11 took French GCSE: 83% achieved a C grade or above; 51% achieved a B grade or above and 36% achieved an A or A* grade. We also begin a Spanish GCSE course ab initio each year: in 2017, 47% of the 19 students achieved an A or A* grade.

We believe that our languages teaching is ground-breaking but as an all-through school with the opportunity to start language learning in primary, we are ambitious for what more we can achieve. We actively seek staff who are excited about the opportunity influence the rigorous early teaching of French in Primary.

KSA is a pioneering school looking to hire exceptional people.

In this role you will:

  • Teach French (and Spanish if you are able) across our Key Stages, including A-level
  • Become part of a team of like-minded individuals
  • Benefit from weekly coaching on your teaching so that you make rapid progress as a teacher
  • Be responsible for ground-breaking educational outcomes for pupils from an economically deprived background
  • Have the opportunity to take on additional leadership responsibilities
  • Experience a range of development opportunities through being part of the Ark network.

We are looking for an individual with a genuine passion for working at King Solomon Academy, a belief in the potential of every child and that through hard work all pupils can access and benefit from a university education, and the confidence and vision to lead others in making things happen.

King Solomon Academy is a place where teachers learn how to improve their teaching, constantly striving to be the best they can be. Each teacher has a coach who supports their teaching with frequent observations and action steps. Our teachers rapidly progress into being exceptional classroom practitioners. Our school is one which is transformational for staff and pupils alike.

To apply, and to see more information about the school and this role please visit http://kingsolomonacademy.org/current-vacancies. The deadline is 11am on Friday 2nd March 2018. To discuss the role, please feel free to email the Principal’s PA, Shaheen Riaz (s.riaz@kingsolomonacademy.org) or phone on 02075636901.

Job Description: Teacher of MFL

Start date: September 2018

Salary: £29,377 - £39,982 - Ark Mainscale (Inner London + 2.5%)

The Role

To provide outstanding teaching and learning to ensure exceptional progress of their students.

Key responsibilities

  • Prepare, deliver and assess learning to a high standard, ensuring great outcomes.
  • Provide a nurturing classroom and school environment that helps students to develop as learners
  • Helping to maintain/establish discipline across the whole academy
  • Contribute to the effective working of the Academy

Outcomes and activities

Teaching and Learning

  • To teach engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and transform pupil attainment.
  • With direction from appropriate curriculum leaders, assist in the creation and development of challenging and innovative schemes of work which are inspiring for learners and teachers alike.
  • Use regular, measurable and significant assessments to monitor progress and set targets.
  • Respond accordingly to the results of such monitoring.
  • Ensure that all students achieve at chronological age level or, if well below level, make significant and continuing progress towards achieving at level.
  • Maintain regular and productive communication with parents, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications.
  • To develop an exciting and motivating extra-curricular and enrichment offer including university links, trips and residentials.

Academy Culture

  • Help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly, caring and respectful relationships
  • Help develop a small school culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement
  • Form teacher / class teacher (teachers will usually be required to perform the role of form teacher / class teacher):
  • Create and sustain a positive class culture
  • Care for each pupil as an individual and ensure that they succeed academically and develop emotionally and socially
  • Hold each pupil to account in every aspect of their school life by maintaining frequent phone/email contact with parents
  • Write appropriate comments in reports

Other

  • Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Principal.

Person Specification: Teacher of MFL

Qualification criteria

  • Qualified to degree level and above
  • Qualified to teach in the UK
  • Right to work in the UK

Experience

  • Experience of raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment
  • Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning of their subject though schemes of work and extra-curricular activities etc.

Skills and attributes

We are looking for these skills and attributes or at the very least, a clear, demonstrable capacity to develop them:

Leadership

  • Effective team worker and leader.
  • High expectations for accountability and consistency.
  • Vision aligned with KSA’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others.
  • Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student.
  • Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence.
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.

Teaching and Learning

  • Creative, and highly skilled instrumentalist
  • Excellent classroom practitioner.
  • Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards.
  • Has good communication, planning and organisational skills.
  • Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement.
  • Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice.

Alignment with KSA vision

  • Relentless drive to do whatever it takes to ensure all students succeed.
  • The belief that with the right environment more than 95% of our pupils are able to excel at University.
  • The courage and conviction to make a difference.

Communication skills

  • The ability to listen and communicate effectively.
  • Empathy and the ability to understand the needs, aspirations and motivation of diverse individuals and groups.
  • The ability to influence and motivate others.

Problem solving

  • Identify, analyse and resolve problems and issues.
  • Develop plans with concrete outcomes and effective solutions.
  • Evaluate results and identify necessary actions.
  • Make fact-based decisions.

Resilience

  • Sustain energy, optimism and motivation in the face of pressure and setbacks.
  • Stay calm in difficult situations and maintain clarity of vision.
  • Be adaptable in the face of adversity.

Results and learning orientation

  • Awareness of own strengths and limits.
  • Commitment to ongoing improvement and learning.
  • A passion for teaching subject.
  • Focus on achieving challenging goals and results.
  • Resourcefulness and flexibility in delivering outcomes.

Other

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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