We are seeking to appoint an exceptional, innovative and dynamic practitioner to lead our Modern Foreign Languages department. We are looking for someone who is an outstanding classroom teacher at all Key Stages and models excellent teaching and learning with a commitment to raising standards of attainment and progress. An ability to teach either French or Spanish to KS5 is required together with experience of teaching a broad range of abilities.
The successful candidate will lead and inspire a department of dedicated teachers to continue to challenge and encourage students to achieve their full potential. The successful applicant will be able to inspire, engage and enthuse all stakeholders through high expectations, excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach and will be supportive of the ethos and values of the school.
The Westgate School has been judged Outstanding by Ofsted in our last two inspections and our latest results were extremely pleasing at both KS4 and KS5. We serve an ethnically diverse community and are committed to providing an outstanding, all round education to students from 11-18. We have a vibrant, inclusive sixth form and an exciting KS3 curriculum, which develops key skills in our students and helps them to become more independent and confident learners who are equipped for life.
This is a very exciting time to join us. Currently we have 1100 students on roll, however, we are very over-subscribed and are undertaking a large building project to enable us to increase our capacity. From September 2018 we will be accepting 240 students into Year 7 and this will see the school grow to approximately 1400 students over the next few years.
The school is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and all candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.
Closing at 9am on the 16th October. Interviews will be held on the 18th October.