Director of Learning - MFL

Cowes Enterprise College, An Ormiston AcademyIsle of Wight

Director of Learning – MFL

Salary: Lead Practitioner Points 7 - 11

Closing date: Friday 9th April 2021

Start date: September 2021 or earlier with agreement

Cowes Enterprise College is a wonderful place to work and develop as a teacher.  We are excited about you coming to join our team on our journey from ‘Good’ to Great!

This role has become vacant following the promotion of the current post holder to a regional role in the Trust and offers an exciting opportunity and challenge for a high calibre, versatile and enthusiastic leader to continue to grow and shape our MFL faculty.  We are passionate about the place of MFL in our curriculum and have all children taking a language at Key Stage 4.

We are able to offer an excellent package of support and benefits for the right candidate:

  • A highly competitive salary
  • Leading a talented and expanding MFL faculty
  • a strong culture of professional development
  • superb, state-of-the-art facilities
  • an Ofsted ‘Good’ school with high standards and high expectations
  • collaborative opportunities from Ormiston Academies Trust
  • An onsite nursery provider rated 'Good'

This is a key leadership role in the Academy. The successful candidate will need to be:

A qualified teacher, able to deliver consistently good and better lessons across the age-groups of the Academy

Able to teach Spanish to KS5

Ambitious to develop the potential of our students

A competent leader, able to take responsibility for the leadership of this department

A good colleague, who can work with the other members of the faculty and the wider staff in the best interests of our students and the Academy

All teachers at Cowes are expected to participate fully in the wider life of the academy. Teaching staff are required to meet the core standards within the framework of the Professional Standards for Teachers in England. There is an effective system for the performance management and professional development of all staff.

About our academy

Cowes Enterprise College is part of the Ormiston Academy Trust.  Our mission is to become the Trust that makes the biggest difference, both inside and outside the classroom.

We strive every day to create an education that sees the young people of Cowes and the community beyond get the very best, not just in an academic sense but also in developing the skill set, confidence, attitudes and aspirations that will provide the catalyst for sustained success throughout their lives. Our ambition is to empower students to become independent and confident with the self-belief that they can influence change along with providing the support and guidance to teach them skills they will need in adulthood.

Cowes sits at the northernmost point of this popular tourist destination. It is widely regarded as the world’s premier yachting centre and hosts the oldest yacht club in the world – the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron. It has excellent transport links to Southampton (car ferry and high-speed catamaran) and to the other towns on the Island. Southampton is just over an hour away by train from Central London and is served by an airport that has regular scheduled flights to a wide range of airports.

How to apply

The closing date for all applications is Friday 9th April 2021.  Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found. Interviews will be held following the closing date for shortlisted candidates.

Please apply via the link below. Your application should include a letter of application, explaining your interest in this post and why your qualifications, professional experience and knowledge, professional expertise and personal attributes are relevant to this appointment.

For further information or the opportunity to talk to a member of the senior team to discuss this post, please contact: Donna Harrison, HR Officer at or call +44 1983 203103.

For more details about Cowes Enterprise College, visit our academy website:

For more details about Ormiston Academies Trust, please visit:

Cowes Enterprise College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A full enhanced DBS Clearance Certificate will be required and relevant prohibition checks will be completed as applicable.

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