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Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages

Dunraven School
London, Greater London
Contract Type
Full Time
Pay Scale ILPS
Start Date
1st September 2024
22nd April 2024 11:59 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1413176


Pay Scale ILPS

Required for September 2024

Thank you very much for your enquiry about the post of Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages at Dunraven School. The successful candidate will have an ability to teach their Spanish up to KS5 and French up to KS3. The school’s aim is “Excellence for All” and the governors wish to appoint a candidate of significant ability and enthusiasm, aware of and stimulated by the challenges and potential of a successful multi-ethnic co-educational school and keen to share in the leadership of our All Through Provision.


Dunraven School’s results are strong, remaining well above national averages and representing positive ‘value-added’. Recognition of its marked progress has been significant and its journey as a school is important to us. For example:

in 2016 we were designated as a National Teaching School and an Academy Sponsor. The Dunraven Educational Trust was established;

in September 2018, our Multi Academy Trust was formally set up with the integration of Van Gogh Primary, followed by Goldfinch Primary school in January 2019 and The Elmgreen School and Rosendale Primary School in September 2021

In April 2023 we were judged as Good with Outstanding Features (Sixth Form and Personal Development) by Ofsted.

If you are successful in your application, you will share in the leadership and management of a staff who are

hard working, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students. We offer:

  • a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers (SSAT, Teaching Leaders, Future Leaders, NPQs);
  • clear pathways for career development and progression with a proven track-record of success in developing leaders;
  • a supportive and collegiate environment, with regular staff social and sporting activities (such as yoga, football and House events);
  • excellent opportunities for leading work with external partners (National Support School, National Teaching School);
  • a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.

We look forward to receiving your application

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Monday 22 April 2024

interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter

We reserve the right to close early, therefore early application is recommended


The MFL Department at Dunraven consists of seven teachers. French and Spanish are taught at Year 7 through to A level. All students study at least one language at KS3 and a large number of students continue to GCSE. A healthy number continue with French or Spanish in the Sixth Form, with some choosing to continue their language study at undergraduate level.

The department is keen to ensure equal access to the curriculum for all and to develop the range of extra-curricular activities on offer. We have recently organised a Year 7 European Day of Languages Fiesta, foreign language cinema visits, GCSE Breakfast Clubs, extracurricular language and intervention clubs and have previously organised KS5 trips to Paris, Barcelona and Brittany.

The department’s current priorities involve engaging learners in the spontaneous use of the target language and to use scaffolding to ensure that the needs of all learners are met; we have a well-established seating and speaking routine to facilitate speaking and our lessons are taught almost entirely in target language. We have also worked to develop and refine our Curriculum Maps and Schemes of Work which are continuously under review so as to ensure that they prepare students for their transition to the next key stage as thoroughly (and enjoyably) as possible. The MFL department has a strong and coherent curriculum intent which is well understood by all members of the department; it has strong pedagogy and implementation strategies which allow students to make good progress across all key stages and students speak enthusiastically and highly about their MFL learning experience across all key stages.

All teachers are members of both a Departmental Team and a Year Team, either as a tutor or co-tutor. All staff are encouraged to play a full part in the life of the school in addition to the core tasks of preparation, teaching, marking and assessing progress.

Dunraven is keen to support all aspects of staff development, personal and professional, and has a strong staff development policy. It has had Investors in People status for many years. We have a very good track record of developing staff to move into leadership positions.

Candidates must be able to teach Spanish up to KS5, and their second language up to KS3. Please specify the level of each language taught on your application form.


Safeguarding Statement:

Dunraven School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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