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Teacher of MFL (Permanent)

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Required from Sept 2022

MPS/UPS (Part time will be considered)

NOR 1,600

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 has recently been an ‘MFL Lead HUB school’ as part of an exciting government initiative from the Department for Education. Blatchington Mill was 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, our MFL department has been 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 our 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 recent Ofsted report stated that:

‘Pupils are proud to be members of the “Blatch family”. They are polite, friendly and welcoming of visitors. They feel safe and know who to turn to if they have a concern for themselves or for someone else.’

‘The governing body…actively support the school’s ethos of inclusivity and diversity.’

‘Pupils enjoy their lessons.’ ‘...teachers know their pupils well.’

‘Leaders have designed a curriculum that is rich and challenging for all.’

‘Teachers have strong subject knowledge, and this is evidenced through their strong exposition in the classroom.’

‘The curriculum includes a focus on enrichment and extra-curricular activities to inspire and enthuse pupils.'

‘Pupils appreciate the many opportunities to develop their interests and talents.’

‘Leaders, staff and pupils create a positive environment in which bullying is not tolerated.’ ‘Behaviour is well managed.’

‘Leaders ensure that there is a strong culture of safeguarding at the school.’

‘Leaders share an aspiring vision for ensuring that all pupils experience a high-quality education. This is demonstrated through strong shared values, policies and practice.’

‘Staff say that leaders are supportive and mindful of their well-being.’

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:

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.

Closing date: 19th May 2022 – 12.00 noon
Interview date: Week commencing 23rd May 2022

Please return your completed application form to Amanda Brasington, PA to Headteacher, via email to

The school reserves the right to interview suitable candidates in advance of interview dates where appropriate. Applications will be considered as soon as they are received, with a view to an early interview.

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).