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Teacher of MFL - Fixed Term

Towers School and Sixth Form Centre, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-4196-349T
  • Posted:18/11/2022
  • Pay:Tower MPS (£25714.00 - £36961.00)
  • Start Date:Jan 0001
  • App Close Date:27/11/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC



Languages are highly valued at our oversubscribed school and as such, unlike many other schools, students take French as a compulsory GCSE. We have a growing A Level French cohort and have been able to offer other languages such as Italian, Spanish and German. We have supported our Portuguese, Turkish, Italian and German native speakers to complete their GCSEs too in our richly diverse Faculty. 

Our languages curriculum reflects our whole school passion for a research led education for all, with inspiration taken from NCELP, Conti and Smith alongside a rigorously applied behaviour policy and centralised planning.

Staff are encouraged to take opportunities to visit other schools and attend educational research conferences so that we are able to reflect on our practice to make our school the most incredible place to work and learn.

Why work at Towers School?

  • We have the best students!
  • We believe in evidence informed approaches to teaching and assessment
  • Teachers are seen as the subject experts delivering a highly academic curriculum
  • Our subject teams plan their curriculum together and teach from fantastic knowledge booklets
  • We have truly high expectations of conduct and a rigorous, and consistently followed behaviour system which ensures teachers have the freedom to teach without disruption 
  • Our SLT are supportive and highly visible
  • Staff wellbeing is a priority with: whole class feedback rather than marking; centrally run detentions; sensible use of data
  • Investment in professional development leads to high quality, research driven CPD
  • We stand together as one community in everything that we do
  • Staff, students and parents are all ‘Proud to be Towers’

“A clear and ambitious vision for the school.... has inspired staff and pupils and, as a consequence, a passion for success may be seen throughout the school. You have established high academic and behavioural expectations for every member of the community and transformed the culture of the school”. Ofsted

We are one community, both in and out of the classroom. Standing shoulder to shoulder, we celebrate successes together and, when things don’t go according to plan, we work together to find solutions. We take our jobs seriously but still find time to laugh. Our students see how much we care through our thoughts, words and deeds. We are greater than the sum of our parts and we are looking for people who want to contribute to our collective improvement, and to be part of a community which challenges the status quo.

This role is to cover Maternity leave with the potential to be permanenet. 

Towers School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.

This is a fixed term contract to 31st August 2023

Our School promotional video is available here https://youtu.be/2MGqmxZlKVQ

Information about the school

The Towers School and Sixth Form Centre is an inclusive, academic school that provides equal opportunities for all. We strongly believe in traditional values that ensure a happy, safe and challenging educational environment for every student in our care.

We want students to leave Towers as confident young people who will aspire to great things. We want our students to be good people, with their own moral purpose, treating others with respect and understanding. We want them to care; to be eloquent and passionate; to be critical thinkers making reasoned choices; to have a vision of the world which extends beyond the boundaries of their town and their country; who are interested in what is going on in the world and care enough to want to make a difference.

We believe in the potential of our students and in our ability to help them reach it. We have high expectations of all our students and, as such, we have high expectations of ourselves. We expect students to meet our code of conduct; we uphold a strong sense of discipline because we care. We want every student to learn in the most focused, calm and consistent of surroundings. We offer a curriculum that stretches and challenges, where knowledge and revision is at the heart. We strive for consistency and fairness in all our dealings, being open about our expectations with our whole community.

We are proud of our strong welfare system which cares for and supports our children and their families. This stands at the heart of our school, ensuring the focus is on academic success. Through our curriculum and enrichment programme, we aim to inspire our students to develop themselves as individuals with their own skills, talents, character and passion.

We are proud to be Towers School and we stand together. We are #ProudtobeTowers

Towers School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Natalie Freeland
  • Address:Faversham Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 9AL
  • Telephone: (01233) 634171 256
  • Email: n.freeland@towers.school

Fax: (01233) 628326


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.