Head of Spanish, Orpington, Kent

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Darrick Wood SchoolOrpington, Kent

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Start date: April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR + TLR2a
Contract term: Permanent

An enthusiastic and committed Head of Spanish is required from April 2018. We are looking for a department head who can contribute to the success of this forward-looking Faculty while gaining much useful experience for their future career. 

The Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Faculty comprises 6 full-time and 3 part-time teachers, who are able to teach at least two languages (one up to GCSE/A level). Members of the Faculty share a common approach to the teaching of all aspects of the subject and teamwork is an important feature of the Faculty. The MFL Faculty is housed in dedicated classrooms.

All pupils from Year 8 take two languages from French, German or Spanish and are taught in ability groups. Spanish however is presently taught in mixed ability groups. A variety of teaching methods and classroom organisation ensure that the teaching is carried out effectively for every child. In addition, many of the pupils have the advantage of attending sessions with our foreign language assistants.

Darrick Wood is a mixed eight-form entry outstanding school in Orpington, Kent. Having achieved the World Class Schools Quality Mark we continue to strive to provide the very best education for our pupils. As a designated Teaching School, we can provide you with a supportive teaching environment, and exciting development opportunities. 

Darrick Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils.

The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

Completed application forms should be submitted via the online application form on the School website by noon on Monday 19th February 2018.

Please note only applications submitted on the School’s application form will be considered.

Any queries please contact Mrs Deborah Crockett, Human Resources.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Lovibonds Avenue, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8ER, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1689 850271
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Darrick Wood School is a mainstream, co-educational, non-denominational secondary academy for children aged 11-18. It is situated in Orpington, Kent, and there are currently 1,730 pupils on its roll. Darrick Wood School was rated as “outstanding” by ...