Lead Practitioner – MFL

Teacher of MFL
  • Full Time
  • Longfield
  • 20/05/2024

Longfield Academy

Main Rd,
Scale: Leadership scale (L4-8), commensurate with experience + £2,000 bonus for the right candidate
Job Summary: We are looking for a Lead Practitioner - MFL for September 2024

We know that exceptional MFL practitioners are in high demand which is why we are offering a recruitment and retention bonus of £2,000 for the right candidate (£1,000 payable upon joining, and £1,000 payable after 1 year’s service).
We are looking for a Lead Practitioner – MFL for September 2024, and warmly welcome applications from experienced teachers who are passionate about MFL and are dedicated to enabling students to make excellent progress. 

As the Lead Practitioner for MFL, you will work in a small team of teachers supporting the Director of Learning for MFL. The department continues to successfully train and develop Early Career Teachers (ECTs) as a means of investing in the future of the department. This is a fantastic role where you will have a direct impact on the quality of education and outcomes for the MFL department. We are looking to raise the profile of MFL in the school and thereby increase the percentage of students taking an additional language – you will be a key player in driving this forward.

In addition to both French and Spanish GCSE courses at KS4, the department teaches these languages through the IB’s Middle Years Programme (MYP) at KS3. Should the profile of MFL increase where there is a demand for A Levels, the academy is willing to consider offering these. This allows for opportunities to work with a range of levels and abilities to improve the quality of education and outcomes in MFL. 

Achievement for all students regardless of background is our key objective. We offer stimulating learning environments where effective teaching and learning are underpinned by high-quality interpersonal relationships. If you are ambitious for yourself and the learners you serve, then you are the person we need.

This is a permanent opportunity and offers a salary of Leadership Scale (L4-8), commensurate with experience. If you would like to arrange to discuss the role with a member of the team, please contact Amy Wenban (Recruitment Team) on amy.wenban@latrust.org.uk.

Working with us: Longfield Academy offers a friendly and supportive working environment with innovation and collaboration at the heart of everything we do. The academy is recognised as an International Baccalaureate (IB) world school and delivers the Middle Years Programme (MYP) to students in years 7 -9. Our most recent inspection in 2018 confirmed that Longfield Academy continues to provide strong educational outcomes for students. The richness of our extracurricular activities allows our students to excel in drama, music, sports and STEM. Leaders of the academy are highly ambitious for all of the students. We have a strong drive for school improvement underpinned by a relentless focus on the core business of improving teaching and learning. We do not limit that ambition to the outcomes of public examinations; our students being prepared for life is equally as important to everyone at the academy. Our pastoral system is truly exceptional and we pride ourselves on the quality of care for every student. Our Post-16 provision continues to go from strength to strength, rated in the top 10% for Kent, with our students securing places at top universities.

Longfield Academy benefits from modern, state-of-the-art facilities for learning across all subject areas. We have a thorough and robust approach to school improvement, and the academy is well on course to becoming a truly Outstanding school.