Department Leader for Modern Foreign Languages

William Edwards SchoolEssex

We are looking for a talented teacher with leadership aspirations to lead our MFL department. The four person team  is a stable and highly experienced one with a strong reputation for excellence. The curriculum is comprehensive and focuses upon making languages both accessible and enjoyable whilst retaining the necessary rigour. 

The post holder will be well supported by a bespoke personal development plan and a line manager who is a highly experienced subject specialist.

If you are ambitious and have the skills necessary to become an outstanding Department Leader, we would love to hear from you.  You must believe in building strong relationships with students, be passionate about your subject and willing to go the extra mile to support pupils and staff be successful. Applicants will be excellent practitioners themselves and have a clear vision for the department. 

The school currently teaches French and German.


Why William Edwards School?

William Edwards is a large, successful, harmonious and thriving mixed 11-16 comprehensive school. Pupil outcomes across the school are historically strong. However, life at William Edwards is about so much more than just GCSE outcomes. We are proud of our national reputation for sport, the arts are extremely strong and we are proud to boast the largest Duke of Edinburgh Award cohort in the East of England. We are one of only a small number of secondary schools nationally to hold both the Artsmark Platinum and the Youth Sports Trust Gold Award for our work in these diverse fields.

Following the school’s most recent inspection in May 2019, Ofsted said that “pupils who spoke to inspectors were effusive about their experience in school” and were are delighted that our recent inspection captured our considerable strengths in teaching, pastoral care, behaviour, pupil support and curriculum. We are pleased that these 'cornerstones' of high quality education remain strong at the school.


Why SWECET? 

This is an exciting time to join SWECET.  We are a forward –thinking and realistic Trust of 6 schools which genuinely values its workforce. 

In return for their dedication to achieving our vision, we offer our colleagues:

• Competitive salaries 

• Comprehensive training and development opportunities supported by Thurrock Teaching School Alliance

• Full and comprehensive induction with training and tailored pathways for individual career progression 

• Relocation package including up to 6 months’ free accommodation  

• Reduced gym membership at the school

• Becoming part of a growing organisation

• A health and wellbeing package 

• A two week October half term


South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service.


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William Edwards School

Essex

William Edwards School
Stifford Clays RoadGraysEssexRM16 3NJUnited Kingdom
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http://www.williamedwards.org.uk+44 1375 486 000
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