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Teacher of MFL - Part-time

Folkestone Academy, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4020-583T
  • Posted:23/03/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS depending upon experience
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:16/05/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


Folkestone Academy is seeking to recruit a dynamic and motivated Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages to be an integral part of our Turner School of Languages. They should be able to offer French with another language, preferably Spanish. This is a part time role working 3 days a week.

MFL is a popular subject with students, and highly respected in the Trust. At Turner Schools, students have the opportunity to study French and Spanish, with many opting to study a language at GCSE.  Our uptake is continuing to grow year on year, and we are proud to offer ‘A’ Level languages as a part of the provision to our students. We use a blended approach, using the EPI method. Therefore, an understanding of this would be welcome, but not essential.

The Turner Trust can offer two OFSTED GOOD SCHOOLS with an exciting opportunity to work with the Director of MFL to build on the achievements of our MFL departments. We can offer you a dedicated, collaborative cross trust team of professionals always seeking to welcome new ideas and input.

As a faculty we are committed to supporting our students in becoming confident in their ability, with a sense of purpose and a vision for their futures. We want all of our students to be successful, achieving qualifications that prepare them to succeed in their ambition.

We welcome applications from teachers and ECT's who are highly motivated and dedicated, with a passion for powerful education and research. 

Come and join us and be a part of our journey. We are looking for someone who:

  • is dedicated to improving student progress and raising attainment
  • possesses the drive and determination to assist students in breaking down barriers inside and outside of education
  • has a creative and aspirational vision for the teaching of MFL
  • will be committed to providing an exciting range of opportunities for our students.

Benefits of Working for Turner Schools:

We care about our staff's personal and professional wellbeing and are pleased to offer the following benefits:

  • Fully funded access to Benenden Healthcare providing access to healthcare services such as Medical Diagnostics, Medical Treatment and Surgery, Physiotherapy, 24/7 GP and Mental Health helplines.
  • As part of a multi academy trust, you will have access to high quality CPD through our Turner Institute and a range of progression routes across our schools.
  • Regular wellbeing and social activities
  • Counselling and mental wellbeing support
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Electric car scheme and cycle to work scheme
  • Innovation Awards that encourage staff to put forward innovative ideas to make a difference to children’s experiences
  • Trust Vision and Values awards to recognise staff contribution
  • Free parking on all our sites with access to E chargers

Our staff tell us that the Trust is a supportive and motivational place to work, with real attention paid to staff wellbeing, workload and professional development. Further information about our Trust can be found on our website: www.turnerschools.com

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the post please contact Caroline Dominguez at caroline.dominguez@turnerschools.com providing a contact telephone number.

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
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.