Head of MFL, Barnsley

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Outwood Academy CarltonBarnsley

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Start date: Required from September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2a
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher of MFL looking for promotion or a new challenge in an Outstanding Trust? 

Come and join our outstanding team at Outwood Academy Carlton!

Achieving Academy status in February 2016 as part of the Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Outwood Academy Carlton is going from strength to strength. Based in the attractive village of Carlton, we offer an exceptional education and are enjoying significant improvement across every key measure and in every subject. In December 2015, Ofsted noted that “senior leaders have a clear vision for the school” and that “all aspects of school life have been transformed”, with the result that “pupils feel well cared for”. You can help us take things to the next level.

We are seeking a Head of MFL with the drive and vision to deliver excellence in MFL at a time of changes at GCSE and a rise in importance due to the focus on EBacc subjects. With a clear focus on outstanding outcomes for students, you will ensure effective teaching and learning is in place in MFL and rapidly raise standards at GCSE.

Outwood Academy Carlton is situated in North East Barnsley and is easily accessible from South and West Yorkshire, with Wakefield, Sheffield, Doncaster, Huddersfield and Pontefract all within commuting distance. We are just 5 miles from the M1. 

In December 2015, our fantastic work was recognised by Ofsted, when they moved the school from ‘Special Measures’ to ‘Good’ (in all areas). 

Outcomes for students have improved hugely over the last 3 years across all measures; for example, the proportion of students achieving a grade 4 or better in English and mathematics has risen a staggering 35% to 68% during this period. We are now performing at or above the national average across the board and are the top performing school in Barnsley. Outcomes will continue to improve, with Ofsted stating that “Attainment and progress demonstrate rapid improvement for current pupils”. 

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is nationally recognised as one of the highest preforming academy trusts in the country.

Outwood Academy Carlton is one of 21 secondary schools in Outwood Grange Academies Trust, it is a warm and welcoming school where students love to learn and are motivated to achieve. Being part of the Trust means that all staff have access to excellent opportunities for professional development at all levels, with scope to build a career across a range of schools. In MFL there is a dedicated team of Directors who provide subject specific CPD and in school support to ensure that quality teaching and learning leads to outstanding outcomes for all students. 

We are looking for an inspiring leader who has high aspirations for both staff and students, who is committed, and passionate about language learning. Leadership experience is not essential, but applicants must be able to demonstrate the skills required to lead a department. 

If you are interested, please apply now! We invite you to contact Ms Kathryn Hawkins (k.hawkins@outwood.com) Associate Director for MFL, should you have any questions or require further details. A visit to the school is encouraged and can be arranged if required. 

Application packs are available to download from our website. Alternatively, contact Janette Haworth, HR/Business Assistant on 01226 728494 Ext. 231 or email j.haworth@carlton.outwood.com.

We reserve the right to close advertisements early. Advertisements will therefore close at 12 noon, either on the advertised closing date, or the day the decision has been taken to close the advertisement early.

Closing date: Midday on Monday, 21 May 2018.

Interview date: Thursday, 24 May 2018.

Outwood Academy Carlton 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 candidate will be required to complete a DBS form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Royston Lane, Carlton, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 3EW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1226 728494
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Chief Executive Officer: Martyn Oliver

Principal: Paul Haynes

At the heart of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Outwood Academy Carlton is central to realising Chief Executive Sir Michael Wilkins’s vision that “the whole point of school is that childre...