Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

Closing date:

University Church of England Academy - Ellesmere PortEllesmere Port, Cheshire

Date posted:
Start date: April 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: MPR / UPR + TLR2B (£4,442)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


164 Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 6EA

Tel: 0151 350 6000

Principal: Mr Iain Robinson


MPR / UPR + TLR2B (£4,442)

Permanent, Full Time

Required for April 2018

Teach MFL and Gain a Master’s Degree!

Working with UCAT there will be opportunities for you to work with MFL Education Specialists from the University of Chester; engage in classroom-based research into teaching and learning; and use the outcomes as part of a Master’s programme at the University of Chester - for free!

University Church of England Academy (UCEA) is one of University of Chester Academies Trust’s (UCAT) secondary academies. We are looking for an inspirational individual with the ability to teach 11-18 year olds either French or Spanish, be responsible for planning and delivering high quality language lessons, as well as lead and manage a team of staff.

You will monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and pupil progress in MFL. You should be able to lead the department on a number of initiatives, whilst working within a team structure and you will have a proven track record of success and demonstrate high aspirations for the future.

The successful candidate should have:

  • A passion for MFL, continuously improving classroom practice and achieving excellent student outcomes.
  • Experience of raising attainment within MFL across all Key Stages. 
  • An understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high expectations and raise aspirations; to improve student outcomes and develop behaviour that results in students being able to learn, as well as contribute positively to their Academy community.
  • A genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil.
  • Personal drive and ambition, as well as excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • A willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular life of this active department and experience of GCSE examinations and a good understanding of the requirements for the new specifications. 

In return we will offer the opportunity to:

  • Work with an MFL specialist from the University of Chester to engage in classroom based research that could lead to a fully funded Master’s degree. 
  • Work collaboratively with other MFL teachers across the Trust to learn with and from each other.
  • Work with a supportive and ambitious MFL department.

Applications will be considered from candidates wishing to apply for this role on a job share basis.

Closing date: Monday 11th December by 3pm. Interview date: Friday 15th December

UCEA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check. All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

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More about University Church of England Academy - Ellesmere Port
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: 164 Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 6EA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 350 6053
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