Director of Learning - Modern Foreign Languages, London

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Dunraven SchoolLondon

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: ILPS + TLR 1
Contract term: Permanent

Thank you very much for your enquiry about the post of Director of Learning – MFL at Dunraven School. We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and successful teacher and leader for our team. The role takes responsibility for Languages at Secondary and Sixth form phases, with input to the developing primary curriculum.

Successful candidates will need to teach Spanish at Key Stages 3-5. An ability to deliver French would be an advantage.


The school’s aim is “Excellence for All” and the governors wish to appoint a candidate of significant ability and enthusiasm, aware of and stimulated by the challenges and potential of a successful and diverse co-educational school and keen to share in the development of our All Through Provision.

Our results are strong, remaining well above national averages and representing positive ‘value-added’. Recognition of our marked progress has been significant and our journey as a school is important to us. For example: 

  • In 2011 we received our fourth consecutive accreditation as an Investor in People school.
  • In February 2011 we were designated as both a National Support School and a Leading Edge School.
  • In August 2011, we converted to Academy status.
  • In 2012 we began our development as an All Through School with children starting in Reception in September 2013.
  • In summer 2013 our £20 million BSF programme was completed.
  • In October 2014 we were judged as outstanding in all areas, including both Early Years and the Sixth Form, by Ofsted.
  • In 2016 we were designated as a National Teaching School.

If you are successful in your application, you will join a staff who are hard working, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students. We offer:

  • a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers (SSAT, Teaching Leaders, Future Leaders, NCTL);clear pathways for career development and progression with a proven track-record of success in developing leaders; a supportive and collegiate environment, with regular staff social and sporting activities (such as yoga, football and House events);excellent opportunities for leading work with external partners (National Support School, National Teaching School);
  • a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.

Further details about the post and how to apply can be found here We look forward to receiving your application

The closing date for receipt of applications is 

Midday on Friday 20 April 2018

Interviews are planned for Wednesday 25 April 2018

Shortlisted applicants will be given a tour of the school site on the day. Pre-visits can be arranged by appointment only, please contact Ella Smith by telephone 0208 696 5600 or by email, if you wish to do so. These do not form part of the selection process.

Dunraven School is committed to the safety and protection of its students. A satisfactory enhanced DBS check is a condition of employment for all employees.

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More about Dunraven School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: 94-98 Leigham Court Road, Streatham, London, SW16 2QB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8696 5600