Teacher of French vacancy at Witton Park Academy

Salary: £25,714.00 - £36,961.00
Job Type: Full Time
Contact Name: Rukshana Rafique
Location: Blackburn
Closing Date: 20/05/2022 09:00
Email: rrafique@wittonpark.org.uk

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: Teacher
Interview Date: 24/05/2022
Start Date: 01/09/2022
Contracted Term: AYR - All year around
Contracted Hours: 32.50
Contracted Weeks: 52.00
Department: Communication Faculty
Pay Grade: MPS + R & R £3000
Scale Point: Mainscale
Company Pension

Job Advert

Teacher of French - Suitable for ECTs 

Start Date: September 2022 

Salary: MPS + R & R £3000

Location: Witton Park Academy, Blackburn 

Contract type: Full Time 

Contract term: Permanent 

At Witton Park, our guiding principles are simple yet powerful: 

• Children come first and are at the heart of all we do 

• Positive relationships underpin all of our work 

• High expectations and no barriers – everybody can achieve. 

If our principles resonate with you, and you are seeking a new challenge, we’d be delighted to receive your application for the vacancy that has arisen in our French department. We are looking for an outstanding classroom teacher, to take-up the post of Teacher of French. 

The French faculty is part of the wider Communications’ team, along with English.  We already have an excellent French offer and now wish to build capacity for the future within the quality of curriculum and  teaching.  For a suitable person a recruitment and retention payment of £3000 would be available, to contribute towards further curriculum development, until the candidate reached UPS1.

This role requires an energetic and dedicated practitioner, who can make a significant contribution to our school community by engaging, enthusing and challenging staff and students to achieve their very best in the subject. You will have excellent subject knowledge, and being well-informed on current educational developments and initiatives is imperative in order to embrace our exciting curriculum developments. The support you will receive at Witton Park in developing your practice will be invaluable to your future career. 

You would be joining a team of colleagues who are passionate about ensuring that all pupils enjoy the subject and are focused on securing the best outcomes for our students. We work collaboratively to share good practice, both within the department and across the school as a whole. Being a BSF and Google accredited school, we are very well-resourced with Promethean whiteboards and Chromebooks, with lessons being taught in modern, spacious classrooms. 

If you are interested in joining our friendly and forward-thinking team, and you have the skills and qualities required, then we would be delighted to hear from you. 

Please take the time to view our new website at https://witton.atctrust.org.uk/ prior to applying. 

We welcome any requests from candidates wishing to visit the Academy. Please contact Samantha Tomlinson, Head Teachers PA stomlinson@wittonpark.org.uk if you would like this opportunity. 

Closing date: 9:00am Friday 20th May 2022 

Interviews: Tuesday 24th May 2022

Witton Park Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. References will be taken up for all shortlisted candidates and appointments will be subject to satisfactory DBS and Employment checks.

Welcome to Witton Park Academy

Innovating… Engaging… Caring… Learning… Succeeding Together.

With pride and passion we unite our school and our local community, and lead the drive to be ‘always learning’.

We are extremely proud of our school; the achievements of our pupils, the expertise and dedication of our staff, our outstanding facilities and our reputation as a centre of excellence.

Our ultra-modern school buildings allow our pupils to flourish in facilities for learning that truly do enable us to trail blaze innovative learning – from the bright and attractive classrooms, to the fully equipped outside play areas, the facilities allow our pupils to fully explore their talents and to shine in those areas that they most enjoy.

A building, however, is only as good as the people working within; we believe we have some of the best students and teachers in the world. Staff and pupils benefit from the investment we place on their development: as well as playing a key part in supporting other schools through the Achievement through Collaboration Trust, we have a variety of external partners from Google, The Schools, Students and Teacher Network and with University College London. Partnerships like these create opportunities for all members of our team.

We understand how important choosing the right school is and so, on behalf of our pupils and staff, we warmly invite you to visit our school and experience for yourself the quality of education we offer.

Andy Burton


Safeguarding Information

Achievement Through Collaboration Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

Achievement Through Collaboration Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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