Central Office staff work closely with schools, offering a wealth of expertise to underpin schools' own knowledge. Our specialist departments, including HR, finance, technology, strategy and performance, estates, and marketing, work alongside dedicated school improvement teams. By joining us, you will provide ongoing support to schools, ultimately improving the outcomes of our pupils.Purpose of the role
United Learning is refining its coherent, ambitious and aspirational curriculum to support a growing number of teachers across England. Use of the United Curriculum is voluntary in our schools, and it aims to support the consistency and quality of provision in all lessons
, and to free up teachers' planning time
, allowing them to spend more of their time adapting resources for individual pupils and classes.
As a Secondary FRENCH Curriculum Writer, you will join our central team to refine and further develop our FRENCH curriculum. You will:
- Work with the wider MFL team to refine the KS3-4 curriculum sequence and schemes of work.
- Develop lesson resources - including lesson slides, printable resources, quiz questions, and other resources as appropriate - that teachers will use to deliver the lesson. These will reflect research-informed pedagogies such as Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction and will be completed to half-termly deadlines.
- Collaborate with our central team - including artworkers and intellectual property specialists - to ensure that all texts, images, and sources used in the curriculum resources have the appropriate licencing and permissions where required.
- As required, develop and refine a wider range of resources for pupils, such as knowledge organisers or explanatory videos.
- As required, develop and refine resources for teachers, such as subject knowledge videos and guidance for teaching units or individual lessons.
- Work alongside the wider secondary curriculum team to - where appropriate - make meaningful links between subjects.
- Work to both the senior MFL adviser and Director of Curriculum to ensure that the curriculum resources support high quality FRENCH teaching and are consistent with United Learning's overall approach to curriculum design.
- Respond to feedback from teachers, the MFL advisers, and the Director of Curriculum.
- Any other reasonable support as required by the Director of Curriculum in relation to the design of the curriculum.
This an exciting opportunity to work alongside our wider MFL team and other curriculum writers to help to shape our vision for the curriculum, and to develop resources that will have a very tangible and positive impact for teachers.Contract
- We will offer the role either to one full-time person, or to two part-time people.
- The role is fully remote and home-based, with only occasional (e.g. half termly) travel to our main office locations in London or Peterborough and United Learning schools. Travel expenses will be covered by United Learning for these visits.
- The role is offered as a one-year, fixed term contract in the first instance. There may be opportunities to extend this.
- If preferred, we can offer this role as a secondment. Conditions of any secondment will be agreed between United Learning, the successful candidate and their school/organisation at the end of the recruitment process.
- The role includes 26 days of annual leave plus bank holidays.
This exciting role will offer you a large degree of flexibility, and will be perfect for experienced teachers who are passionate about FRENCH, who may want to broaden or extend their experience of the subject beyond the classroom.Person Specification
The Recruitment Process
- You must be a qualified teacher who has a passion for your subject and experience of teaching FRENCH across Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.
- You must have proven expertise in designing a curriculum that is coherent and carefully sequenced.
- You must have expertise in evidence-based pedagogies, and be able to apply Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction consistently in your lesson design.
- You must be proficient in MS Office, including MS PowerPoint and MS Word, and pay close attention to detail.
- You must be able to work autonomously and deliver at pace to agreed timelines and project plans.
- You will embody our ethos of bringing out 'the best in everyone', and will demonstrate this in all that you do.
- You may have experience in teaching Key Stage 5.
The first stage is an online application, which will require your education and employment history and a personal statement that outlines your suitability for the role.
In the second stage, shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete a short task, to help us understand your knowledge, skills and suitability for the role.
In the final stage, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed over MS Teams.
For more information
- First stage: Applications must be submitted by 20/09/2023.
- Second stage: Shortlisted candidates will have from 22/09/2023 to 29/09/2023 to return their completed tasks.
- Final stage: Interviews will take place in the week beginning 09/10/2023.
For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact: Holly CastonUnited Learning
We are part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.
Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.
As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call 'the best in everyone'.
We are working hard to become a more diverse organisation - which is key to our commitment to bringing out the best in everyone. We welcome applications from everyone committed to this ethos and would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in the Group as a whole. We always appoint on merit. We are open to discussing flexible working options.