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Assistant Subject Leader in Modern Foreign Languages

Assistant Subject Leader in Modern Foreign Languages


Solihull, West Midlands

  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 2018
Apply by:
24 October 2017

Job overview

In every way the Modern Foreign Languages Department mirrors the aims and beliefs of the school. All staff work hard, supported by a committed management team, to provide a safe and encouraging environment for learning. Arden pupils love to acquire new knowledge and skills; our teachers relish the opportunity to deliver engaging, challenging lessons to committed pupils, supported by caring families.  

We are looking to appoint an outstanding teacher of Languages to take on the responsibility of second in department. The successful candidate will support the Head of Department and will have excellent subject knowledge and be able to motivate students through inspirational teaching. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented teacher to join a thriving school and work with students who are keen to learn. The successful applicant will be able to teach across all key stages and the ability to teach A Level Spanish and GCSE French is essential and the ability to teach German would be desirable.

The department currently has eight full time members of staff. Students are offered a choice of languages including French, Spanish, German and Italian at GCSE and French, Spanish and German at A Level. Approximately 60% of students choose at least one language at GCSE and the Language Department has seen continuous increases in GCSE results at Grades A-C over the last three years; summer 2017 saw a pass rate of 82% across all GCSE languages.

The school has a proven record of success at GCSE and A Level.  In summer 2017, 84% of pupils gained A*-C/9-4 grades in 5 or more subjects with 84% of students also gaining a grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics (66% gaining grade 5 or above). The progress 8 measure rose from 0.27 to 0.37. 36% of GCSE grades awarded were at A*/A and 42% of pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate. At A Level 99% of pupils achieved A*-E with an average grade per candidate of a B-.

The Academy offers CPD opportunities, childcare vouchers, pension and cycle to work scheme. Accolades include International Schools Award, Healthy Schools Award, Careers Mark, Eco- Schools Award, Safety Mark.

Further details are available to download from the TES website or our school website – Alternatively you may contact Michele Bull, to request details. Application forms should be completed in full and attached to a letter of application. CVs will not be accepted. Please address all correspondence to Mr M Murphy, Principal.

Arden Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Closing Date – Wednesday 25th October (9am) 2017

Date of Interviews – Monday 30th October 2017

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About Arden

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  • Arden
  • Station Road, Knowle, Solihull
  • West Midlands
  • B93 0PT
  • United Kingdom
+44 1564 773348

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Arden is a truly exceptional school at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence.  Visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate pupils.  The warmth and trust between teachers and students is exemplary as is the constant drive to achieve maximum personal and academic potential.

Arden is set in Knowle and services the nearby communities of Dorridge and Bentley Heath.  Situated just 3 miles out of the very popular town of Solihull and only 5 minutes off junction 5 of the M42, Arden is easily accessible from large parts of the West Midlands.  The city of Birmingham is only 12 miles away with direct access by train to the village of Dorridge.  

Arden is an outstanding high achieving secondary school with 1700 pupils in Years 7-11 and 320 students within the Sixth Form.  The school offers a rich and varied curriculum that provides challenge for all pupils and all abilities.  There is huge range of extra-curricular opportunities offered to students with activities ranging from sport, music, Duke of Edinburgh, debating clubs and gardening club as well as a host of academic clubs.

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