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The Pingle Academy - Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages (Maternity Cover)


Teacher of MFL (Maternity Cover)


MPS/UPS (£25,714.00 - £41,604.00)


26 hours

Contract Type:

Temporary (Maternity Cover)

Start Date:

1st September 2021

Suitable for an NQT?



 The Pingle Academy

Location: Coronation Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0QA

The Pingle Academy is a part of The de Ferrers Trust. We are a Multi Academy Trust currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. We consist of 3 Secondary Academies and 4 Primary Academies.

The Pingle Academy is a co-educational, comprehensive, secondary school for students aged 11-18 years.  It is situated on a large secure site at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. We benefit from a wide range of specialist facilities, including a floodlit astro-turf area, Learning Support Base, Autism Resource Centre and a purpose built Sixth Form Centre.

Our vision is to ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

At The Pingle Academy we believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day. 

Faculty Information

The MFL Faculty is made up of 5 members of staff all teaching both French and Spanish. We teach French and Spanish up to, and beyond, KS4. Our students’ study one language from Year 7 and then have the option to continue their studies after KS3.

Year on year, our GCSE classes are growing in size and feedback from the students show that they enjoy language learning at The Pingle Academy. We make use of a wide range of teaching strategies in MFL lessons including sentence builders accompanied with challenging and engaging activities to underpin the students’ learning. This is further supported by the Academy’s investment in CPD. 

The Candidate

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and motivated MFL Teacher with an infectious passion for the subject, to join us at The Pingle Academy. This is an exciting opportunity for you to create innovative and exciting learning opportunities for our students.

You must be able to teach both French and Spanish. You will have the ambition and dedication to continue to develop the curriculum in line with current practice and research in effective teaching. 

You will be able to support in the promotion of excellent standards of student learning, achievement, progress, attainment and behaviour through working effectively and collaboratively. You will be passionate about your specialist subject and seek to positively impact your field and the Academy.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve.  We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be ‘Employer of Choice’ and are committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Taste Card
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Access to a fully fitted fitness suite, located on site at The de Ferrers Academy.

Applicants for positions are welcome to visit the Academy by contacting the Academy on 01283 216837.

How to Apply:

Closing date: 27th April 2021  
Interview date: 4th May 2021
Start date: 1st September 2021

You can apply directly to the Trust People Team via the Trust website or email your application to You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Please note: Completed applications should be received by 9:00am on the closing date.

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact 01283 216837 and ask to speak to the HR Team.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.