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Lead Teacher of EAL - Full-time

Folkestone Academy, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4020-571T
  • Posted:12/02/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS depending upon experience + TLR
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:21/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


Folkestone Academy is offering an exciting, unique and rewarding opportunity for an experienced and ambitious teacher to further enhance our International provision across our school.

The International provision is a bespoke curriculum for pupils for whom English is an additional language, the Lead teacher will support pupils who are new to the country and to the school accelerate their proficiency with English in order to fully access the mainstream provision.

As Lead teacher of EAL your role will require you to be an expert teacher who is capable of leading and inspiring colleagues and pupils with a proven track record and an enthusiasm for research-informed education. 

We highly recommend applicants visit our school to experience our culture and ethos.

The successful candidate will:

  • show optimism, positively and ambition for the school, its pupils and its staff
  • have a desire to make a real difference to the lives of pupils in an area of coastal disadvantage and fully embrace the diverse community
  • have a secure subject knowledge and experience of accelerating pupils progress to become proficient in the English language 
  • have experience of supporting children whose first language is not English (EAL)
  • be committed to their own continuing professional development so that the learning opportunities offered are grounded in knowledge of best practice and are evidence-informed

In return, we can offer:

  • Wonderful children with a desire to learn and achieve
  • A hardworking and committed staff team
  • A vibrant, diverse and inclusive school that makes for an inspiring place to work
  • The chance to make a real difference to the lives of children and their families, some of whom face significant challenges and disadvantage
  • Exceptional CPD opportunities
  • A well-equipped and resourced school 
  • Excellent collaborative links between the Turner Schools
  • A Trust that prioritises wellbeing for all, including staff.
  • Private healthcare from Benenden Health providing access to healthcare services such as Medical Diagnostics, Medical Treatment and Surgery, Physiotherapy, 24/7 GP and Mental Health helplines.

We reserve the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.

Information about the school

At Folkestone Academy we foster an environment where students value their education and enjoy their learning and feel inspired to develop their true passions. We offer traditional academic subjects alongside creative arts, sports and a vibrant extra-curricular. We want our pupils to find their talents and be the best they can be.

We believe our purpose is to provide the young people we serve with a powerful education. This education will foster ambitious students who have the confidence to succeed academically and to go on to live fulfilled, successful lives.

We believe that a knowledge-led curriculum delivered by research-engaged, dedicated practitioners is the catalyst necessary to achieve this purpose. Essential to this purpose is our shared commitment to our values.

Folkestone Academy is part of Turner Schools, which is committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Turner Schools is committed to ensuring success without selection for our pupils and students by teaching them the core knowledge and life skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Turner Schools is committed to leading schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Our mission is to set a new standard in non-selective education, empowering our pupils and students with cultural capital. In this way we will contribute to the regeneration of the region; we call this mission ‘sea-change’.

Our schools include: Folkestone Academy; Folkestone Primary; Morehall Primary; Martello Primary; and Turner Free School.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an on-line search in order to identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available on line.Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.