Head of MFL, Camden, London

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William Ellis SchoolCamden, London

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS or UPS plus TLR1b (£9,473)
Contract term: Permanent

William Ellis School is a boys’ school 11 to 16 with a coeducational sixth form, part of the LaSWAP sixth-form consortium, in the London Borough of Camden. We are on an attractive site next to Hampstead Heath with excellent access to Central London.  Our school population reflects the rich social and cultural diversity in Camden.

“William Ellis School provides pupils with a rounded education that develops them into confident young men. Social inclusion is at the heart of the school’s ethos and culture. The school makes good efforts to nurture all pupils, regardless of their background. Pupils follow an academic curriculum that provides them with a good breadth and depth of knowledge. This serves them well for the next stages in their lives. Lessons are rich in subject content.” Ofsted 2017

Applications are invited for September 2018 for the post of: 

Head of Modern Foreign Languages - TLR1b (£9,473)

We seek an enthusiastic Head of MFL, to lead the teaching of languages at all key stages.

William Ellis has been a leading school in the teaching of MFL over the years participating in a number of innovative projects. We were previously a specialist language college, working extensively to build links with local primary schools.

You would join a team of well-qualified and established MFL teachers who are highly ambitious for the students. Teaching across the team is excellent demonstrated through student outcomes and high take-up at GCSE and A Level. MFL subjects are very strongly supported by the Headteacher, Leadership Team and Governing Body.

The school currently teaches French, German and Spanish to GCSE Level – the vast majority of students continue with at least one language in Key Stage 4. These languages are also taught at A level across the consortium

The successful candidate will be:

· an outstanding teacher with excellent subject knowledge and a track record of securing excellent student progress from all starting points;

· confidently able to teach French and either Spanish or German to at least GCSE level. The ability to teach German to A Level would be an advantage. 

· an inspirational and collaborative leader with the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of young people;

· a caring and principled professional committed to social equity.

If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of students and the local community, we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date – Noon – Thursday 19th April 2018

Interview – W/C 23rd April 2018

We reserve the right to interview candidates before the closing date.

William Ellis School is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and therefore expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, all appointments are subject to DBS checks and excellent references.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Highgate Road, London, NW5 1RN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 267 9346
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