May 19, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
We are seeking to appoint a Foreign Language Assistant, joining us from September 2023.
Actual salary £16,318 pa (£20,493 full time equivalent)
Working Pattern
35 hours per week, Term Time only Start Date: September 2023
Closing Date
May 29, 2023


We are seeking to appoint a Foreign Language Assistant, joining us from September 2023. This is a great opportunity for a talented individual who can speak Spanish to further aid a successful department whose numbers at both GCSE and Alevel continue to increase inline with our results.

The Foreign Language Assistant will be required to work with individuals and small groups of GCSE and A Level students, ensuring that they are exposed to a high quality of
spoken language.

The successful candidate will be proactive in providing stimulating materials and cultural knowledge which are vital elements to the A-level exam in particular. They will be joining a very friendly and supportive team of experienced teachers with whom they will need to communicate on a daily basis.

By working with small groups, the successful applicant will be able to develop students’ skills and confidence in speaking Spanish and will need to demonstrate their ability to develop learning resources.

This position is ideal for those seeking to embark on teacher training, as this role offers first hand experience and exposure to the modern foreign languages curriculum, classroom teaching and the opportunity of working directly with our teaching staff, or those seeking a consistent part-time role to fit around other commitments.   ​​​​​​​

This is a permanent opportunity offering an actual salary of £16,318 (£20,493 full time equivalent) based on hours per week, Term Time only.

Working at Mascalls Academy: Mascalls Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The academy is divided into four colleges – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.

Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution. Our most recent Ofsted inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”. Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.

Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers. Our building and facilities are a mix of designs with two new buildings being modern, light and airy giving the academy a unique and special character.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of
1 September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and two special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

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