Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages (KS3 & KS4)



  • NOR: 1250 | 325 in 6th Form

Our Catholic school is highly regarded and heavily oversubscribed. This is owed to our strong community ethos and outstanding examination results which place us 28th nationally for progress - well above national averages. We currently have a vacancy for a teacher who is able to motivate and enthuse young people, raising their expectations and accelerating their progress. The successful candidate will a join an experienced and highly collegiate department and will, ideally, offer both French and Spanish at KS3 and 4. The department benefits from having 3 dedicated classrooms, including a digital language laboratory.


We would welcome applications from candidates who are:

· Able to adapt their teaching to meet the needs of all students across Key Stages.

· Committed to high quality planning and creative teaching and learning

· Committed to ongoing assessment and feedback to facilitate the continuous progress of all students

· Understanding of the wider opportunities within MFL and support the extra-curricular provision in the department.

· Collegiate and recognises the importance of collaboration and collective effort in ensuring every student achieves their potential in MFL

· Always willing to be better and strengthen their subject knowledge


We offer you:

· An outstanding opportunity to be part of an established and collegiate MFL Department.

· A friendly, vibrant, caring school that offers a genuinely meaningful “buddy programme” to support your transition.

· A strong commitment to CPD and a very supportive induction programme. An enterprising and ‘can do’ ethos where initiative and innovation are warmly embraced.

· A school of opportunity where staff are supported and ambitions nurtured.

· A ‘wellbeing day’ for all staff after one year of service.

Finchley Catholic High School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as such all candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Applications from non-Catholics who are willing to support the values and ethos of a Catholic school are warmly invited.

Application deadline: Midday on Friday 19th April 2024. 

Please note, we reserve the right to interview suitably qualified and talented candidates in advance of the deadline.

Candidates wishing to visit the school are welcome to do so by appointment. 
A completed application form should be returned to the Headteacher, Niamh Arnull, at recruitment@finchleycatholic.org.uk

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