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St Benedict's Catholic School

St Benedict's
Catholic School

Teacher of MFL

Job Title: Teacher of MFL (Spanish and French) 
Salary: MPS/UPS
Job Term: FTE, Part Time, 
Appointment: Permanent 
Place of work: St Benedict’s Catholic School

From September 2024

We are seeking to appoint an highly motivated and enthusiastic teacher of Spanish to join this key department in our school. The ideal candidate would also be able to offer French.

As an 11-18 school, both Spanish and French are taught at KS3, 4 and 5 and candidates with the experience of, or ability to teach both languages at these levels are particularly welcome. Applications will be considered from ECTs and experienced colleagues and we are blessed as a school to have a strong and experienced team with a wide range of enrichment on offer in addition to core classroom learning. Languages have a high priority across the school with many students and staff speaking languages other than English as their native level or additional languages. Approximately 25% of our student body speak English as an additional language and many speak multiple languages in which they often take qualifications with the support of the school in addition to those taught within our curriculum.

As a school we invest in support from Foreign Language Assistants through the British Council, are involved in international projects and initiatives and have been awarded the been awarded Foundation level of the British Council International School Award The ideal candidate should be passionate about their subject and committed to support the highest standards for all.

Our school is committed to our mission as a Catholic community and seeks to help all our young people achieve their potential both academically and personally. We can offer a positive environment where you will be encouraged to progress further in your career should you wish, supported by a team of staff who are hardworking and dedicated to the school. Applications from prospective colleagues offering part time and full time are welcome.

Our Ofsted 2022 report states:

St Benedict’s Catholic School continues to be a good school.

It goes on to say:

Pupils say that their school is a happy place where they feel safe and accepted. They know that their teachers look after them and provide them with the support they need.

Pupils demonstrate very positive attitudes to their work. It is important for them to be the best they can be. They are also respectful, kind and compassionate towards each other, their teachers and visitors to the school. Older students are mature and self-assured, and support younger pupils in and out of the classroom.

Pupils interact well with each other and with their teachers. They help each other in class. They listen carefully and appreciate others’ hard work. Instances of low-level disruption are very rare. Bullying hardly exists. Should it happen, it is dealt with swiftly.

Pupils flourish as a result of the school’s powerful caring ethos. Pupils are open minded and confident. They embrace diversity, respect difference and understand other world religions. Pupils say, ‘It is a school where it is okay to be different.’

Please full report for more details.

Our Section 48 Diocesan Inspection of the religious character of the school in June/ July 2022 judged the school to be Outstanding.

Our school is committed to our mission as a Catholic community and seeks to help all our young people achieve their potential both academically and personally.

St Benedict's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance check. The school reserves the right to research shortlisted candidates on social media platforms and the internet, and the recruitment panel may take this information into consideration during the recruitment process.

Closing date: 09.00 17 May 2024
Interviews:  Date TBC  

Further details:

St Benedict’s Catholic School
Beetons Way,
Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk, IP32 6RH

Tel: 01284 775712
Fax: 01284 70192