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Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Streatham and Clapham High SchoolLambeth

An exciting leadership opportunity has arisen in Streatham & Clapham High School’s thriving and highly successful Modern Foreign Languages Department to play a key role building on excellent results and consolidating the department’s reputation for A-Level success.

As Head of MFL, you will be responsible for the delivery of Modern Foreign Languages (currently French, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish) from the Upper Third to the Upper Sixth Form. You will be able to teach French or Spanish up to A Level. The ability to teach Spanish or Mandarin to Key Stage 3 or 4 would be advantageous.

You will have overall responsibility for the professional leadership and management of the department, ensuring the delivery of high standards of teaching and learning, that resources are used efficiently and effectively, and that the curriculum is managed and developed in accordance with school policy. This will include managing a team of five staff delivering French, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish as well as three Language Assistants.

Why work at Streatham & Clapham High School?

Streatham & Clapham High School is a vibrant, exciting and fulfilling place in which to work.  The School is characterised by a warm, welcoming and supportive atmosphere. New colleagues are supported through a personalised induction programme.

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 no later than noon on 24th September 2021.

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 27th September 2021, though the school reserves the right to appoint an exceptional candidate at any stage of the application process.

Streatham & Clapham High School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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