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Teacher of Spanish and French - Maternity

Maplesden Noakes School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5401-317T
  • Posted:14/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:28/03/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be advised


We are seeking to appoint a a dynamic and proactive French and Spanish specialist to cover maternity leave from September 2023. This will be a fixed term contract for approximately one year. The successful candidate will be required to teach both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 Spanish plus French at Key Stage 3. This position is open to ECTs as well as more experienced colleagues.

Modern Foreign Languages is a high performing department within the school with shared resources available at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. There are currently two full-time teachers and one part-time teacher within the department. 

Should you require further details about the role or wish to arrange a tour of the school please contact Megan Clarke, Head of MFL via generalenquiries@maplesden.kent.sch.uk 

Applications should be made via Kent Teach by Thursday 30th March 2023 (9am). This date may be brought forward in the event that a suitable candidate is found earlier. Early applications are therefore recommended.  


Maplesden Noakes School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.


Information about the school

Maplesden Noakes is an 11-18 co-educational non-selective school. The school has an excellent reputation, is popular with parents and regularly over-subscribed. Having been recently accredited as a High-Performance Learning World Class School, we believe that all of our pupils have the potential to achieve the very highest standards of performance no matter what their background or previous achievement.

Maplesden Noakes is situated on the west side of Maidstone approximately 40 miles south-east of London. The school benefits from having strong links with the local business community.

Passionate about the wellbeing of staff, the school supports good physical health and mental wellbeing. With a staff Wellbeing Policy now in place, this highlights the importance placed on a good work/life balance. Our wellbeing committee are regularly thinking of new ways to support all staff in this area with wellbeing afternoons, flexible working and financial wellbeing high on the agenda.

We believe passionately in equity and diversity. Our school is committed to embracing the lived experience of people of every race, sexuality and gender. We believe strongly in giving everyone the opportunities they deserve, no matter what social barriers may have held them back in the past.

We are committed to the professional development of all staff and offer excellent CPD, whether in house or by external providers. All teaching staff have a laptop for use at school and home.

The governing body has recently amended the school admission policy to ensure that staff who have been employed by the school for two or more years and/or are recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage, receive preference in terms of admission to the school for their child(ren).

We look forward to receiving your application.

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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 Education.