Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Streatham, London SW16 1AW

Closing date:

Streatham and Clapham High SchoolStreatham, London SW16 1AW

Date posted:
Start date: Required January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary, benefits and pay progression
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The role

Streatham & Clapham High School have an exciting opportunity for an experienced MFL Teacher to lead a thriving and highly successful Modern Foreign Languages Department and build on its excellent results and further consolidate its established reputation for A Level success.

Taking overall responsibility for the professional leadership and management of the Modern Foreign Languages Department, you will deliver high standards of teaching and learning, ensuring resources are used efficiently and effectively, and that the curriculum is managed and developed in accordance with school policy.

You will teach Modern Foreign Languages to pupils across the 11- 18 age range, inspiring and promoting excellent attainment in the subject. You will also provide advice and support to the Preparatory School in terms of its own language provision.

The Department

Results achieved to date have been excellent (2017: 84% A*-B at Edexcel IGCSE) and A*s are regularly achieved at A Level. The Department is justly proud to have won the international VocabExpress competition several times since 2012. 

A programme of visits and trips, including sixth-form work-experience placements in Belgium and Spain, and a Key Stage 3 residential trip to St Malo, and Key Stage 3/4 study trips to France, Spain and Italy, are organised annually, as is regular attendance at conferences, lectures, theatre, and cinema trips. Sixth formers have taken part in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office/British Council EU Mock Council where they employ their debating skills through French. 

Why Streatham & Clapham High School?

Streatham & Clapham High School is a highly successful, academically selective independent day school, located in a delightfully tranquil and leafy oasis of south London. It is in the top tier of UK schools in terms of its A Level and GCSE results. 

If you have a passion for teaching, the ability to inspire girls to outperform expectations, and the willingness to contribute energetically and enthusiastically to the curricular and co-curricular life of this ambitious and high-achieving department, we would be delighted to hear from you.

In return, we can offer you a range of benefits including: 

• Competitive salaries and pay progression

• Access to extensive professional development opportunities

• Training grants for qualifications

• Generous pension schemes

• Free life assurance benefit

• Free school lunches

• A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools

Details of how to apply may be obtained by clicking apply or by contacting hr@schs.gdst.net (tel. 020 8677 8400).

Closing date: noon, Wednesday 27 September 2017.

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 2nd October 2017.

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

Job location

More about Streatham and Clapham High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior and Sixth Form, 42 Abbotswood Road, Streatham, London, SW16 1AW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 86778400
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