Foreign Language Assistant

Academy: Bristol Metropolitan Academy

Salary: CLF 7 Starting at £19,996 rising incrementally to £22,258 per year pro rata. Actual Starting Salary: £6,912 per year.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Appointment Type: Permanent

Hours: 15 hours per week, Term Time Only + 5 Inset Days

Closing Date: 30 January 2022

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

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Foreign Language Assistant

We are looking for a passionate and inspiring French Foreign Language Assistant to join our supportive and talented team at Bristol Metropolitan Academy. We are a diverse multi-academy trust, looking for professional and ambitious people, with a passion for transforming our students’ learning. 

What we are looking for:  

The successful candidate will have an interest in young people, youth culture and current affairs in the target language. A knowledge of the AQA GCSE syllabus for Modern Languages would be an advantage but is not essential as full support will be given.  

The role involves speaking practice in French with our Year 11 linguists to prepare for their speaking exams, working in small groups, in class and one on one. 

French native speaker sought for small group conversation classes in our fantastic, diverse Academy.   

This position is 15 hours per week, Term Time Only + 5 Inset Days.  

Please download the full job description and person specification below.  

Foreign Language Assistant - Job Description 

Foreign Language Assistant - Person Specification 

Bristol Metropolitan Academy Website 


Your opportunity:  

Not only will you be working within one of our fantastic academies, but you will be a part of a diverse Federation working alongside professional and inspirational people. The Cabot learning Federation are committed to providing the very best learning experiences for every young person we educate which you can be a part of. You will have access to our generous benefits package including excellent annual leave entitlement, access to our pension scheme and a number of other well-being benefits. You will be working within a large multi-academy trust which provides dedicated training programmes and the opportunity to gain experience within other departments and CLF functions.    

Cabot Learning Federation Benefits:  

As part of the Cabot Learning Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:  

  • Access to our pension scheme - Local Government Pension Scheme (if eligible)  
  • Dedicated Training and Development programmes  
  • Health and wellness sessions and discounts.  
  • Secured discounts for staff at a number of gyms in the local area.  
  • Flu Jabs  
  • Annual CLF conferences which provides CPD opportunity   
  • Comprehensive Induction process   
  • Competitive salaries which are reviewed annually   
  • Cycle to Work Scheme   
  • Employee Assistance Programme   

Click here to access a full list of Cabot Learning Federation benefits 

About the Academy & Cabot Learning Federation   

The Cabot Learning Federation is a diverse Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in the South West. We currently sponsor eight secondary academies, nine primary academies, an all through provision, a studio school, a discrete Post 16 provision and an alternative provision which consists of one primary and three secondary phases. CLF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The trust is proud to serve a diverse student population and their communities. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. We are proud to be part of a vibrant community and celebrate the richness of cultures, faiths and backgrounds of our students. We aim to develop a curriculum that is responsive to our pupils needs and reflects their diverse interests and backgrounds. 

Bristol Metropolitan Academy is part of the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF). Bristol Metropolitan Academy is an oversubscribed forward thinking Academy based in Fishponds, Bristol, rated “Good” with Outstanding features by Ofsted in 2017. In Summer 2019 the Academy secured attainment that exceeded national average for the first time, with the best results the Academy has ever had. We also secured our best ever Progress 8 score at over +0.5. This followed a trend of continued improvement and one we believe we have seen continued to see against a backdrop of the pandemic and no national benchmarks across the last two summers.  

The students are excited to learn and are real ambassadors for our diverse community. 60% of our students come from minority ethnic backgrounds. We have over 40 identified primary languages in our student and staff community with over 35% of our students coming from having English as an additional language backgrounds. A higher than average number of our students are supported with overcoming any barriers due to a special educational need. Overall we believe we enable all students to achieve their very best through our approach to inclusion coupled with our Metropolitan Way; High Standards, High Aspirations and High Expectations. 

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list. This role involves working with children on a daily basis and is therefore in regulated activity. Details of our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy can be found here > 

Please note updates regarding an application, which could include an invite to interview, will be sent to the email address used when registering an account. Copies of all correspondence will also appear under the ‘messages’ section, in the event that emails are being directed to a ‘junk’ or ‘trash’ folder please make regular checks on the status of an application. 

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