MFL Teacher - Part Time (Maternity Cover)

MFL Teacher (3 days a week)

Outer London pay scale - £34k - 51k (Main/Upper Pay Range)

September 2024 start

This is a fixed term contract from 1st September 2024 to 31st August 2025 on a part time basis working 3 days.

Thank you for your interest in this role. This is an exciting time to be joining Oaks Park High School.

We were proud to achieve a ‘Good’ outcome in all categories during an Ofsted Inspection in October 2023 in which Ofsted commented the following

‘The school is ambitious for all pupils, including those with SEND. It has designed a curriculum that sets out high academic expectations’

‘Teachers have strong subject knowledge. This is reflected in their high-quality explanations of subject content’

‘Pupils are respectful and polite. They understand the school’s expectations in terms of conduct and behaviour’

‘Staff know their pupils well, and they build positive relationships with them’

The school is an increasingly popular choice within the local community and we are delighted to advertise this role as a maternity cover with the potential for the contract to then be made permanent due to an expansion within the school and a larger intake of students from September 2024 onwards.

We are looking for an inspiring teacher of Modern Foreign Languages to join our department at Oaks Park High School. 

MFL at Oaks Park High School offers French and Spanish at Key Stages 3 and 4. We have an evolving and dynamic curriculum and are proud to have a high and increasing uptake at GCSE.

The examination groups follow the AQA specifications. All MFL lessons at Oaks Park are taught in the target language and much emphasis is made of enabling students to communicate confidently in French or Spanish in the classroom. We do this via competitions, songs and routines as well as carefully sequenced scheme of work, designed to ensure that key vocab and structures are recycled and frequently revisited.

Fully resourced banks of materials are available to use to support lesson planning. The department have three dedicated teaching classrooms, a set of Chromebooks for use and an established group of teachers who are enthusiastic and keen to support one another.

You will be both ambitious and committed to teaching French and Spanish as well as strive to bring out the best in our students and promote success in the department. â€‹

We can offer you:

  • An excellent CPD programme, including in house instructional coaching
  • Opportunities for cross Trust working 
  • A behaviour for learning system supported by an experienced Pastoral Support Team
  • A well-being support team
  • A range of staff benefits, including an Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work scheme 

The successful candidate will be:

  • Ambitious for young people and for themselves
  • Creative in using new technologies or teaching approaches to help students to learn and progress
  • Keen to continually develop their practice, with a collaborative approach
  • An enthusiastic teacher who can motivate and challenge students.

You will be required to:

  • Inspire and support our students across Key Stage 3 and 4
  • Use a range of assessment strategies to provide targeted and directed feedback
  • Be inspired by reading and researching new pedagogy on learning and teaching
  • Be creative and reflective in the planning of lessons and schemes of works
  • Have the skills to form excellent working relationships with all individuals.

Our school is situated in Carshalton, 30 minutes from London Victoria by train and a short distance from Sutton, Merton, Croydon and Kingston. The successful candidate will be provided with a laptop.

Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, below

Applications must be sent to,  using the application form (below)

Closing date for applications: 3pm Friday 31 May 2024

We reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date, should a suitable candidate apply.

Oaks Park High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. As such, the successful applicant will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Oaks Park High School is an equal opportunities employer.

Page Documents Date  
OPHS Teacher JD and PS 2023 24 19th Oct 2023 Download
OPHS Teaching Application form 08th May 2024 Download