Head of English, Performing Arts and Modern Languages

King Arthur's SchoolSomerset

We are looking to appoint an ambitious and inspiring Head of English, Performing Arts & Modern Foreign Languages with energy and enthusiasm and a real passion for their subject who will teach across the age levels from 11 -16. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a school within a Trust with great potential, some real strengths and the ability and desire to develop further. 

The successful candidate will:

• have a passion for English, Performing Arts and MFL

• have excellent communication skills have the ability to embrace and contribute to the vision of the department and school

• be able to build relationships quickly

• show respect to others and be able to embrace the ethos and values of the trust

• be positive, optimistic, caring, kind and approachable

• be willing to be immersed in the life of a busy school

• have the ability to support, challenge and inspire our students, encouraging them to achieve the best they can through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning

King Arthur’s School is a fantastic small secondary school at the heart of a rural Somerset community serving the town of Wincanton and surrounding area.  

When you visit the school you will notice the:

• Friendly and welcoming atmosphere

• Students are well-behaved, comfortable and safe

• The range of experiences and opportunities

• Hard working, committed and caring staff

• Beautiful location and space for learning

• Strong local community

The school is on the Somerset/Dorset border located close to Sherborne and its surrounding area.  It is one of the best places to live in Britain, with Sherborne itself being described as ‘one of the most drop-dead-gorgeous towns in the country’ and having the feel of ‘a small cathedral city’.  It is a centre of excellence for education.  There are easy road and direct rail links to London, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and the glorious Dorset coast and countryside. It is a great area in which to live, offering something for everyone  

Our values and ethos focuses on developing a love of learning, high achievement both personally and academically which comes from the tremendous work of all our staff and the great achievements of our children. 

This role will be challenging, yet immensely rewarding. Working within our Trust, you will be supported by an experienced leadership team, strong governance and a committed staff. We will also offer an excellent package:

• a competitive salary 

• high-quality CPD opportunities

• work collaboratively with Trust colleagues, sharing best practice and specialisms

• possible relocation expenses

• a strong sense of shared moral purpose and a real opportunity to transform the lives of young people

You are warmly encouraged to visit our School prior to application, please do not hesitate to contact Georgina Greenwood who will be happy to arrange this.   Please contact Georgina on 01963 32368 ext 212 from February 22nd or at office@kingarthurs.org.uk


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