Foreign Languages Assistant

Ormiston Denes Academy
Responsible to: 
Head of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
Fixed term until 31st August 2018 (in the first instance)
Salary/salary scale: 
Grade 3 point 12 – 16 (£16,123 - £17,419 pro rata)
Closing date: 
17th Apr 2018, 9:00 am
Interview date(s): 
Thursday 19th April 2018
Start date: 
After Easter

Ormiston Denes is a thriving and ambitious academy, rapidly moving towards Ofsted Outstanding. Under new leadership we have just recorded our highest ever student outcomes, increasing the proportion of students gaining English and mathematics by twenty percentage points to 53%, with progress in both subjects well above the national average. As part of Ormiston we place a high value on staff development, both in teaching and leadership, and we are looking for a committed, talented individual to join our team.

Ormiston Academies Trust is an ethical sponsor, committed to improving the life chances of young people. We share their vision for all young people to have the highest academic, social and practical skills to allow them to lead a fulfilling life.

To be successful in this role you will need to be fluent in French, Spanish or German with a commitment for promoting and improving languages throughout the Academy. We are looking for a team player who has passion, energy, enthusiasm and a calm manner. The role is very hands-on, so you'll need to be outgoing, organised and have a flexible approach to your work. If you feel you have the qualities to meet the demands of this highly rewarding position, then we wish to hear from you. This role would have the potential to lead to future support through teacher training.

We are looking for a team player who:

• has a passion for education
• is dynamic, innovative, self-motivating and able to inspire others
• has the highest expectations of all young people
• enjoys working as part of a team to ensure the success of the Academy

In return Ormiston Denes Academy will offer you:
• a thriving, innovative learning community, committed to excellence
• a supportive, welcoming team of professionals
• extensive support and development opportunities both within and outside OAT

This is a fantastic opportunity to shape the lives of young people in East Anglia. If you are interested in being at the leading edge of education, believe that all young people can achieve high standards and are prepared to work tirelessly to ensure their success, we want to hear from you.

Ormiston Denes Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

How to apply: 

For further details, an informal discussion with the Head of MFL, or to make arrangements to visit the Academy, please contact Emma Forsdicke: Tel: (01502) 574474. Application packs are available for download at

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