Head of MFL, Barnet

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St James' Catholic High SchoolBarnet

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS+TLR 2C - salary negotiable for an exceptional candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

A unique opportunity in a unique school

Would you like to be part of a forward-thinking, supportive school community where your professional development is a priority?  St James' is an Ofsted-rated "Good" school where we are committed to the flourishing of all our staff and pupils.

St James' Catholic High School is a wonderful place to work for many reasons. The words staff most often use to describe us are "supportive" and "community". We are a diverse community of pupils, teachers and support staff who share a common vision inspired by the words of St John's Gospel - " I have come that they might have life and have it to the full".

We can offer you an excellent package including bespoke CPD, childcare vouchers and support from leaders who take seriously the importance of work-life balance. We value your development and will work with you to ensure that your talents are nurtured to the full,  welcoming applicants from all faiths and backgrounds.

We are at an exciting time in our development - having been established by the Dominican Sisters 80 years ago, St James' is due to expand by two forms of entry by September 2019 and we are embarking upon a building project to enhance our Sixth form provision, as well as improving our current accommodation to include a new Hall, Learning Resource Centre and Masterclass area. 

The leadership team are committed to the professional and personal development of our teachers, and we actively look for ways to make sure that work-life balance is a reality. Some of the things we have been looking at for the next academic year are: cutting down on unnecessary meetings, looking at our assessment policy to incorporate the latest research on marking and improving our pupils' independent study skills so that they are less dependent on out-of-class interventions. 

This is a perfect opportunity for a well-qualified practitioner who is now looking for promotion to Head of Department. We are looking for a creative, inspirational and skilful teacher, able to lead  across the key stages.  You should be able to teach both French and Spanish, at least one to A Level.  We currently offer French and Spanish up to A Level; outcomes are excellent at Key Stage 4 and 5 and we have a vibrant extra curricular offer, including clubs, trips and visits to both France and Spain.  You will be joining an experienced and supportive department, committed to developing languages provision across the school, to outstanding.

If you are an enthusiastic, creative, well-organised professional who wants to develop as a leader in a school where human flourishing is at the heart of what we do, we would love to hear from you. 

St James' Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date for applications: Monday 15 October 2018 noon

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 29 October 2018

We will inform you immediately if you have been shortlisted.  We reserve the right to shortlist and appoint before the stated deadline



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Great Strand, Colindale, London, NW9 5PE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8358 2800
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St James' Catholic High School was founded in 1934 by the Dominican Sisters at the behest of the Cardinal Bourne to provide Catholic secondary education for the children of the parishes of north west London.

From 1949 until 1996, St James' existed on...