Work For The Character Education Trust

The Character Education Trust is a multi-academy trust (MAT) that exists to provide outstanding education in schools in Kent. The key aim of our Trust is to give young people the tools they need to be well qualified to achieve success and well-being, and to have choices in adult life.

We aim to help young people develop good character strengths, reach their academic potential and discover where they excel. We believe in ‘Building Character and Creating Opportunities.

Click here for further information about character education.

MFL Teacher

LOCATION: Wrotham School
SCALE: MPS/UPS depending on experience of candidate
REQUIRED: September 2023
INTERVIEWS: On reciept

About the role
We are justifiably proud of our MFL department, which has seen a massive increase in uptake at GCSE over the last two years. 80% of KS4 students are now studying either French or Spanish and we are keen to see this develop into a thriving KS5 curriculum.
Our curriculum inspires students to engage with the wider world, learning about different cultures and develop the language needed to be a confident communicator.
Wrotham School is a highly successful school with high expectations of progress and character. We look after our staff and provide a rewarding and caring environment in which to work.
This post is suitable for practitioners who are passionate about their subject and wish to work in a school where success is rewarded with both autonomy and competitive remuneration. This post would be suitable for an ECT.

Personal Specification
• Experience of teaching both French and Spanish to KS3 and one of these to KS4.
• A passion for exciting and engaging lessons that inspire students to learn about the wider world.
• A working understanding of assessment and moderation of the speaking component at GCSE.
• A desire and determination to achieve outstanding results by working with all students to maximise their progress and attainment.
• A commitment to our ethos as a recognised “School of Character”.
• Willingness to work collaboratively with staff across our small trust.

• A track record of success in teaching MFL qualifications at KS4.
• Willingness to develop a second language.
• A desire to work with our feeder primary schools to strengthen the transition process.
• A willingness to develop community languages and their assessment at GCSE.
In return the school offers:
• A highly competitive salary for the appropriately skilled candidate.
• An opportunity to be part of a high performing and happy staff team.
• To be part of the development of MFL at Wrotham School as we transfer to our exciting new building in 2024.
• Excellent work life balance opportunities including flexible working, restricted working hours a culture of trust and autonomy.
• Career development opportunities and pathways, in school and across our trust.
• CPD to develop a second language with a view to teaching at KS4 and KS5


Please apply by completing one of the application forms below and by writing a letter of no more than one side explaining what skills and attributes you have that would make you the best person for this job.

Please email your application to Vicky Ross:

Teaching Staff Application Form – Download

Support Staff Application Form – Download

Equal opportunities employer

Wrotham School is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and actively encourages applications from all potential candidates regardless of race, gender, sexuality and disability.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

Contact Wrotham School

We highly recommend contacting us to arrange an informal visit to the school to fully understand what makes Wrotham School such a desirable place to work.

We reserve the right to close the post early should we be able to appoint a suitable applicant.

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