French – Second In Charge (2 i/c)
Date posted: 16th February 2021
Start date: September 2021
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes
To apply: Please send a covering letter along with your CV to email@example.com
Please include answers to these questions:
- Why teach French at Michaela?
- How would you fit in with our unique ethos?
Suitable candidates will be interviewed promptly upon receipt of application. The closing date will be brought forward in the event that the post is filled.
French Teacher – 2 i/c
Michaela Community School is an exciting and successful free school that opened in September 2014 and is rated Outstanding by Ofsted. The ambition of our vibrant and energetic team is to transform the lives of all children, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Many of us are Teach First Ambassadors. Some of us are not. All of us want to change the world by showing that a child’s home circumstances don’t have to be a barrier to success.
We have some of the best GCSE results in the country with over half of our exams graded 7 or above. We opened our highly academic Sixth Form in 2019 and our intention is for most of our students to go to a Russell Group university.
We are looking for a French Teacher who will have the responsibility of being Second in Charge of the department. We seek someone with a lot of personality, someone who wants to own their classroom and have vibrant and authentic relationships with their students. We want teachers who are conscientious, enjoy being with teenagers, and love to see students’ success. Our students work hard in lessons and at home, driven by their teachers’ ambitious expectations of them. Our excellent behaviour systems allow teachers to be themselves, and be as innovative as they like. The French department is open-minded and rigorous, always looking for ways to improve.
You will get the chance to really think about what makes for great teaching. You will also become a better teacher…even if you think you are an ‘old hand’! Our behaviour systems are so consistently well-managed that, instead of worrying about low-level disruption, you are able to try out what works best for the students you are teaching. The relationships you can forge with students, and the learning you can foster in your classroom, are exceptional.
There will be a lot of opportunities for promotion, and we invest in the development of our people. If you have heard of Michaela and feel a little intimidated, don’t be! There are a variety of people who teach here, all of them friendly and welcoming. We would love to hear from you.
You can read more about our approach via Jess Lund’s (French Teacher) blogs. The posts might terrify or tantalise – you decide!
There is no other school like Michaela in the country. Check out our website and see what we are all about! www.mcsbrent.co.uk
We are 30 seconds from Wembley Park tube, accessible by both the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines.
At Michaela teachers are paid using the teacher inner London pay scales.
Michaela Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS and/or provide police checks from other countries, where appropriate. Michaela Community School is an equal opportunities employer.