Teacher of French

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Academy: Armfield Academy

Salary: Main/Upper Pay Scale

Closing date for applications: 12 March 2021, 12.00pm

Teacher of French – Armfield Academy


Salary:          Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale

Contract:       Permanent, Full time

Start Date:     1st September 2021

Firstly, thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Armfield Academy staff team. This is a very exciting and unique opportunity in helping establish our brand new school; developing policy and procedures and putting these into operation so that we become “an Academy to be proud of”.

We opened in September 2018 on Lytham Road, South Shore with children joining the school in Reception and Year 7 only. This will then be repeated in the following years which enables the school to grow. Our nursery provision opened in January 2019.  The building programme has now been completed and staffing numbers will increase year on year until the school is at full capacity.

The Academy, named after Jimmy Armfield, has the strapline “an Academy to be proud of”. It therefore relates very much to traditional British values and supports the core values of our Trust; pride, ambition, respect, resilience, integrity and excellence.

Armfield Academy is part of the Fylde Coast Academy Trust (FCAT) and is our second “all-through” school. FCAT is a Multi Academy Trust with 9 primary and secondary schools across the Fylde Coast and Lancashire with a proven track record of delivering rapid improvement in progress and outcomes. Armfield is now our 10th school. Our aim is to ensure first class learning opportunities for all young people. Learners are at the heart of what we do and their outcomes and successes are what drive us to be the “best we can be”!

The classroom teacher of French is a key position and we are seeking to appoint an outstanding and ambitious classroom practitioner ready to take on the responsibility of ensuring our young people achieve their maximum potential in MFL. The ability to offer a second language (Spanish) would be an advantage.  This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and inspirational linguist to join our MFL team.  You will contribute ideas and share resources to deliver an exciting and engaging curriculum.  You will encourage and support learners to become confident whilst challenging them to achieve to the best of their ability.  You will promote diversity and encourage students to explore other cultures with an open mind.

Teaching experience will not be a determining factor – we welcome applications from newly qualified teachers as well as more experienced candidates.

Within your application you should state clearly why you are the ideal candidate for this role. The Job Description and Person Specification are attached with this advertisement.

To apply for this post please visit our website and complete the online application form and equal opportunities form at www.fcat.org.uk/job-vacancies

Closing time and date for applications is 12:00 noon on Friday, 12th March 2021

Shortlisting to take place on or after Friday, 12th March 2021

Assessment and Interview Day to be confirmed.

Please visit our website www.armfieldacademy.co.uk where you can read more about our brand new school and watch the walkthrough of the site or www.fcat.org.uk for more information about FCAT.

For any questions regarding the vacancy please contact Karen Ashton at k.ashton@armfield.fcat.org.uk

Thank you again for your interest in this post and I look forward to receiving your application.

Chris Lickiss                                                                              Mark Kilmurray
Executive Headteacher Armfield Academy                         Headteacher Armfield Academy


The Fylde Coast Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Fylde Coast Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.


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