Teacher of MFL (Permanent)
Required from September 2020
We seek to appoint an exciting and inspirational teacher, with ambition to achieve the very best possible outcomes for students in MFL. This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly effective and collegiate department, and to teach in a school where teachers are supported and encouraged to thrive and develop. Blatchington Mill School is a superb place to work.
Blatchington Mill School is a ‘MFL Lead HUB school’ in an exciting new government initiative introduced last year by the Department for Education. Blatchington Mill is one of just nine schools selected from across the country to be awarded Lead HUB status. Informed by the most recent pedagogy and research around effective modern language teaching provision, the MFL department will be leading the development of other schools in the city of Brighton and Hove in their delivery of Modern Foreign Languages teaching in order to further develop the excellent opportunities available for students studying languages in the city. This is therefore a great time to join the languages team and will mean the successful candidate can look forward to excellent training and career progression.
We are an ambitious school and we believe that every child can succeed. If you are a great classroom teacher, a self-reflective practitioner, a highly effective communicator and have ambition to develop your career, then please apply to join us in creating an ‘ethic of excellence’ for all our students.
Blatchington Mill is a ‘Good’ school, with ‘Outstanding’ behaviour and safety. We achieve positive value-added in our exam results, stretch our most able, and support our most vulnerable. We innovate in the classroom, placing huge value on teacher-led action research and professional development. We work in partnership with schools locally and nationally and believe in collaboration and school-led improvement. We are also a designated Stonewall Training School.
Our most recent reviews of the school have commented that:
“The energy, enthusiasm and personal interest shown by leaders are highly motivational, creating a culture of initiative, innovation and success.”
“Staff work collaboratively to learn from each other, strong teams are built and so teachers guide and support each other. This has developed a culture in which staff are confident and eager to improve; where they view challenges positively.”
“There is a high level of mutual respect and trust between teachers and students and between students themselves; contributing successfully to students’ moral and social development. It is rare to see students not engaged with their learning.”
“Students are well behaved, courteous and polite. They show positive attitudes to the teacher, their learning and each other. This makes a strong contribution to the friendly and welcoming atmosphere that pervades the school.”
“The school is very inclusive, and students show respect and consideration for one another in their behaviour in classrooms and around the school.”
If you would like to join us, and feel you could thrive in a collegiate and positive atmosphere then please read the accompanying person specification and job description and consider if you possess:
- A track record of positive impact upon student outcomes
- The ability to offer French and/or Spanish (other additional languages beneficial)
- Excellent language skill and knowledge
- Creativity, enthusiasm, and resilience
- High expectations of all students
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
If you are interested in applying for this role please complete and return an application form before the closing date (CVs alone will not be considered).
This role is suitable for NQTs or more experienced teachers. It can also be combined with the leadership role of “Teaching and Research Coach”, a TLR responsibility available at school. For more details see here https://www.blatchingtonmill.org.uk/key-information/vacancies/teaching-and-research-coach/
If you are considering applying for both posts please make that clear on your application form.
Closing date: 18th March 2020 – 12.00 noon
Interview date: 1st April 2020
Please return your completed application form to Amanda Brasington, PA to Head Teacher, via email to email@example.com
Blatchington Mill School is committed to safeguarding our students; we expect all staff and volunteers to support this commitment. Criminal record checks will be carried out and a full, enhanced DBS clearance is required for all positions.
Applications are encouraged from black and ethnic minority candidates, as these groups are under-represented on the school's staff.
(Race Relations Act sections 35-38 apply).