Share your love of languages with the next generation!

At Delta Academies Trust we understand the importance of learning a modern foreign language and we believe that every student should have that opportunity. 

We have invested significant time, expertise, and money in the creation of an outstanding curriculum offer which has increased pupil engagement, and as a result the number of students studying MFL in our 17 secondary academies has risen dramatically. 

Our curriculum

We have created carefully sequenced 5-year curriculum plans for both French and Spanish using the national curriculum and the key recommendations of the 2016 MFL Pedagogy Review, and we regularly update them. Each one is fully resourced, with detailed lessons prepared for you to adapt to the needs of your classes. We use an online coursebook to underpin our teaching, along with our Trust Knowledge Organisers. Every unit of work includes a cultural topic to help instil a love of languages as well as promote a desire to get to know more about people from those countries. We subscribe to an online learning platform to support the learning of vocabulary. Perhaps our biggest and most impressive investment is in our team of modern language assistants. We currently have 17 native speakers in our academies and our students love working with them!

How will we support you?

Our Senior MFL director is a specialist in both French and Spanish and leads a team of two MFL directors and a lead teacher. They are all based in our academies working to support teachers and students on a daily basis. We recognise the value of high quality CPD and the director team run subject specific CPD every half term, meaning that staff from across our Trust can meet to share best practice and stay up to date with research findings and national developments. Although our curriculum model is standard across our Trust, we are all individuals, and you will have the opportunity to develop as a professional in your own right. We pride ourselves on recognising and developing talent and are passionate about sharing our love of teaching languages.

Our Future

Our director team are held in high regard and have worked with the DfE and the examination boards in consultation about the existing and new GCSEs. We are passionate about languages in every way, shape and form, and have recently had four academies approved to join the DfE Latin Centre of Excellence programme. We are currently preparing a bid to become one of 15 MFL hubs in England which would give us the opportunity to help shape the future of MFL teaching at a national level.

We are currently recruiting talented and enthusiastic linguists to join our teaching team and have the following vacancies for September:

  • Head of Department – Hull Trinity House Academy
  • Teacher of French – Hull Trinity House Academy
  • Head of Department – John Whitgift Academy
  • Teacher of French and/or Spanish ā€“ John Whitgift Academy
  • Teacher of Spanish – Ingleby Manor Free School
  • Teacher of French and Spanish – Garforth Academy
  • Teacher of French – Manor Croft Academy

Want to find out more?

Ultimately, we understand that our students are most successful when they feel happy, valued, challenged, and supported to achieve their very best. We believe this also applies to our staff. We are passionate about giving people the chance to develop and progress their careers, and also offer an extensive range of opportunities, incentives and benefits including:

  • A staff rewards budget
  • Membership of the Teachersā€™ Pension Scheme (TPS) (opt out available)
  • Access to the Delta benefits website with discounts on retailers, holidays, days out, etc.
  • Access to Cycle to Work scheme, car leasing and technology benefit
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Training and development opportunities including NPQs

Further leadership opportunities may also be available for interested applicants. 

For an informal conversation or to arrange a visit to an academy please contact Anna Rooney, Executive Principal and MFL strategic lead for Delta on 07583 098168.