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Head of Modern Foreign Languages Faculty

Croydon High SchoolCroydon

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and visionary Head of Modern Foreign Languages to spearhead the creation of the Faculty from January 2022 onwards.  

This role presents a unique opportunity for a successful and established middle leader to apply their leadership and management skills.  Current staffing means that we need to employ a Head of Modern Foreign Languages who teaches Spanish and either French or German.

Comprising French, German and Spanish, the successful candidate will work alongside three established Heads of Department, six teachers and three language assistants to ensure that we provide our pupils with high standards of teaching and learning which inculcates a lifelong love of learning languages, their histories and cultures. 

In teaching languages our emphasis is on giving pupils the skills and confidence to communicate in real-life situations as well as providing them with more complex grammar and vocabulary to excel through GCSE and A level examinations.  

Applicants are asked to make clear on their application form their competency in the languages they teach alongside the level that they are confident teaching to.

About the School:

Established in 1874, Croydon High School prides itself on its innovative approach and friendly atmosphere. The School is located in Selsdon, south of Croydon, on a beautiful campus. Croydon High is made up of students from a broad and culturally diverse range of backgrounds and the school recognises and hugely values the positive impact this has on all who teach and learn here.


As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as: 

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression 
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities 
  • Training grants for qualifications 
  • Generous pension schemes 
  • Free life assurance benefit 
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools 
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans 
  • A Cycle to Work scheme 
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and an application form please click the apply button.

The closing date for applications is noon, Tuesday 21 September 2021.

To support and enhance the educational and pastoral provision for all our students, we are fully committed to a recruitment policy in which job applicants are not discriminated against on the grounds of sex, race, disability, age, nationality, colour, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.

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