Director of Faculty - Modern Foreign Languages, Etwall, Derbyshire

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John Port Spencer AcademyEtwall, Derbyshire
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L8
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Director of Faculty – Modern Foreign Languages at John Port Spencer Academy

Salary: Competitive (L8)

Permanent and full time from September 2018

The Spencer Academies Trust is a medium sized Trust, which exists to make sure that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life. Our successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning ensures improved outcomes for children and young people. Our highly successful network of 10 schools (5 Secondary and 7 Primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire:

Our mission statement for the Trust reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools.

To improve the life chances of children and young people by raising aspirations and fulfilling potential, challenging and supporting all the schools within the Trust on their journey to and beyond outstanding and to achieve this by developing world-class leaders.

John Port Spencer Academy is a large, vibrant and energetic community school demonstrating a common purpose and ambition - to ensure the very best learning experience for each and every one of our students. We recognise that every student has their own individual strengths, gifts and talents; our aim is to ensure that these are all nurtured and developed to their full potential.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Director of Modern Foreign Languages from September 2018. The successful candidate will be an innovative, enthusiastic and confident classroom practitioner of Spanish, French or German to A Level and will have the vision to continue to lead improvements in this high achieving Faculty. You should be passionate about the subjects and be able to inspire all students to reach their full potential. This is an exciting opportunity to manage an outstanding faculty, which achieves considerable examination success. For more information, please find the Person Specification and the Job Description attached to the advert on the Spencer Academies Trust website. 

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff and have demonstrable evidence of driving teaching and learning outcomes at GCSE and A level.

If you would like further information about the role, please email

Applications for this post must be submitted on our online application form, which can be found at

In line with safer recruitment policies, references will be called for prior to interview.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 15th March at 8.30am.

Interviews will take place before the end of March at John Port Spencer Academy.

The Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training. 

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More about John Port Spencer Academy
Address: Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE65 6LU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1283 734111