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Founding Head of MFL (French and Spanish)

Tes Schools RecruitmentEaling

Founding Head of MFL.

Brand new school opening in September 2021 welcoming its first cohort of Year 7's.

Tes is currently supporting a friendly and supportive secondary school, based in Ealing. The school is looking to add a Head of MFL to their progressive and supportive MFL Department ideally starting in September 2021.

The role will include managing the delivery of MFL (French and Spanish) at KS3 and eventually GCSE across year groups 7 to 11. You will lead your department to enhance provision and will get the chance to lead on exciting project work throughout the year. Project work may include revising schemes of work and ensuring the curriculum is engaging to all learners alongside projects that support student attainment, well-being and engagement within the wider school. However, as Head of Department, you will have full autonomy to ensure your department meets targets and exceeds needs of our learners. You will lead by example, supporting and empowering your department’s teachers, staff and pupils to achieve to the best of their ability.

The Head of Department will also line manage the MFL department, supporting the SLT link and Headteacher to ensure the department achieve to its maximum potential.

“The Academy is a new secondary school in Acton opening in September 2020 to year 7 initially and growing each year. Our aim is to transform children’s lives through an excellent education. Our teachers will be supported to uphold the very highest standards of behaviour through centralised systems, and to teach exceptional lessons through shared planning.

We are recruiting a founding team of exceptional staff to achieve our vision and work together to create a genuinely outstanding school. The new founding lead teacher of MFL will shape the provision in that area and will recruit and develop an exceptional team of linguists.

Middle leadership experience will not be a determining factor. The successful candidate will grow with our school: we will develop you, providing one-to-one support, coaching and access to extensive network training. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate on, and lead, network-wide projects.”

The school is offering:

• A super supportive and highly visible SLT team and Headteacher;

• on-going CPD with programmes of study such as NPQSL and MA in Educational Leadership

• progression support throughout the school and wider group

• support package for NQT’s/RQT’s including CPD and NQT mentorship;

• the chance to take on further responsibility such as Leadership roles in the future.

The school expects:

• A UK teaching qualification such as PGCE/PGDE, SCITT, BEd or MEd with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

• a relevant MFL, French or Spanish Degree or a related subject

• experience of delivering French and Spanish up to GCSE pushing and engaging learners to progress within the subject

• experience managing a department: specifically people and financial management

• a love and passion for education.

Please include REF: 1400311 in the email subject line.

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To learn more about this role please email tom.nutley@tes.com for an information pack which includes school name, role specifics and context.

Please feel free to call Tom Nutley on 0776 700 1965 or drop an email to tom.nutley@tes.com for further information. REF: 1400311

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