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Head of Department in English and Modern Foreign Languages

Head of Department in English and Modern Foreign Languages

Blackpool Sixth Form College


  • Expired
Current main scale spine point equivalent to years of teaching, with responsibility allowance starting at £5,000
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
8 November 2017

Job overview

You’ll be leading a talented and experienced team in the planning and delivery of English & Modern Foreign Languages. Offering A levels in English Language, English Literature, French, German and Spanish, you will also lead the team in the delivery of GCSE English. The department also offers a range of exciting enrichment opportunities, including the debating society and the award winning ‘Sixth Sense’ magazine.

Our students are exceptional too. Their achievements speak for themselves: Last year, our A level pass rate cross college was 100%, and our GCSE pass rate is well above the national average for students taking GCSE English post-16. The majority of our students progress to university; recently the numbers of students securing places at top universities has increased further.  We also have students moving on to employment with training or higher level apprenticeships.

With your track record in developing and improving curricula, you’ll have plenty of scope to lead new initiatives and secure quality improvements. We will value your innovative thinking and fresh ideas for sharing best practice, enhancing student success and developing the performance of your team.

You will have the opportunity to share good practice and play your part in shaping the future of the curriculum. In other words, this is your chance to help us maintain excellent teaching and learning and continue to be an outstanding provider of education across the Fylde coast.

We are in an exceptional location on the Lancashire border, not far from the Ribble Valley, Lake District and stunning Fylde coast. The vibrant cities of Manchester and Liverpool are both within easy reach.  

To find out more and apply, please visit, please note we will only be accepting online applications for this vacancy which must be submitted via our website. 

Closing date: 8th November 2017 9am  

Interviews: 16th November 2017

Unfortunately, due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we can only contact you again if you have been selected for interview. Whatever the outcome of your application, thank you very much for the interest shown in working at The Blackpool Sixth Form College.

Blackpool Sixth is fully committed to equality of opportunity for all and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise the college’s commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

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About Blackpool Sixth Form College

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We are a high-achieving sixth form, giving our students an excellent springboard to success. We educate the whole student, providing all with excellent teaching and opportunities for growth and personal development. We are recognised by Ofsted as an outstanding sixth form. We are relatively small in size, with just over 2000 students and approximately 200 staff. This means that we are a close and caring community. 

We serve the whole Fylde Coast area, which includes Poulton-le-Fylde and Lytham St Annes, as well as Blackpool and the surrounding towns and villages. Blackpool Sixth is a friendly, positive and supportive place to work and is rated Grade One: Outstanding by Ofsted (2009). In 2009, we became one of the first organisations in the country to be awarded the Investors in People Gold Award. Staff are committed to the needs and aspirations of our students and supported by an extensive programme of staff development.

 Staff are highly committed to the needs and aspirations of our students. The continued growth in student numbers and planned curriculum developments has enabled the sixth form to invest in new staff and new buildings. The college is designated as a Teaching School in partnership with Hodgson Academy and it's a really exciting time to be part of Blackpool Sixth.

All new staff are offered a thorough induction program; this is supplemented for Newly Qualified Teachers with a comprehensive series of training sessions throughout the academic year. All new staff are allocated a mentor in their probationary year, they are here to offer support and guidance in your new role.It's not just teachers that we develop, both teaching and support staff are involved in an annual programme of staff development, supported by individual performance management reviews and training and development plans.

On top of the internal opportunities staff now also benefit from a wider programme of Continuing Professional Development events which come from being part of the Teaching School Alliance, these include nationally accredited programmes. 

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