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Job Ref No. ECC4011-83S Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: MPS
Position Start Date: 01/09/2021 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 12/04/2021 4pm Date of Interviews: tba  

Job Description

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Teacher of French

Required for September 2021

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Teacher of French to join a forward-looking 11 - 19 school. The Sweyne Park School is the lead school within the Rayleigh Schools Trust and works with a local primary school, providing a 0 - 19 educational experience for the local community. The successful applicant will have excellent subject knowledge, the ability to inspire students and a desire to develop as a teacher.

Teachers in the MFL department work as a strong team, sharing resources and developing excellent practice together. This role offers the opportunity to work with enthusiastic, supportive and committed colleagues.

The Sweyne Park School:

· was graded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in May 2010;

· opened a Sixth Form in September 2014;

· is a heavily oversubscribed school;

· is highly committed to staff welfare and development;

· has strong, ethical leadership and fair recruitment and retention practices;

· was one of the first secondary schools in the county to gain 'Rights Respecting Gold' status in 2019;

· is equipped with superb facilities and resources.

Employee Benefits

The MFL department is a committed and successful team, where learners enjoy their lessons and experience an engaging curriculum.

The school is committed to continual curriculum improvement and the professional development of its staff. Sweyne Park will provide opportunities and new challenges for those who wish to progress their career.

Essential Skills and Experience

Demonstrate high levels of professionalism and uphold the values of the profession.

Hold qualified teacher status.

Uphold all of the Teachers' Standards.

Demonstrate a passion for specialist subject area; have a deep understanding and wealth of knowledge relating to it.

Have enthusiasm for learning and education and show the ability to inspire this in others.

Demonstrate a commitment to professional learning and development.

Show resilience and a willingness to adapt and respond to feedback.

Be open, flexible and sensitive to the needs and aspirations of other people.

Actively involve parents/carers and the community as fully as possible in the life of the school.

The ability to offer a second language would be an advantage.

If you are a dedicated practitioner who is passionate about learning, we would look forward to receiving your application.

We would usually welcome visits to the school; but the current situation means we are unable to do so. We would be very happy to answer any questions you may have, and provide the opportunity for you to have a discussion with the Head of Department or a member of the leadership team. To arrange this, please contact Kerry Wilby at To obtain further information, or download an Essex application form, please visit our website

Information about the School

Welcome to The Sweyne Park School, we are a larger than average mixed, 11-18 comprehensive school. The School became an academy on 1st April 2013 and opened its Sixth Form in September 2014.

Our school is a safe and happy environment and central to our school is a belief in respect - respect for yourself, respect for others and respect for the environment. We believe that our focus on respect leads to high expectations and excellent discipline, and this in turn leads to the highest possible achievement for each individual pupil. In December 2018 we were the first Secondary School in the East of England to achieve the prestigious Rights Respecting Gold Award.

At Sweyne Park we are determined to provide first class teaching and learning for all our pupils. This aim is supported by our commitment to recruiting and retaining the very best staff, and our nationally recognised programme of staff training. We do our utmost to ensure our pupils achieve strong examination results and progress on to high quality destinations. We provide a broad and balanced academic curriculum with a wide range of cultural, artistic, sporting and social opportunities. We are committed to very strong partnerships between home, school and community members. We believe that the whole community can contribute to motivating and supporting pupils’ progress. In October 2017, the Sweyne Park School and Glebe Primary formed a Multi-Academy Trust, the Rayleigh Schools Trust (“The RST”).

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Katharine Dines
Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh
Essex, SS6 9BZ
Telephone: 01268 784721

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