Head of Department: Modern Foreign Languages, Washington, Tyne and Wear

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Washington AcademyWashington, Tyne and Wear

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR2b
Contract term: Permanent

An 11-16 Academy

Principal Dr M Beverley

HEAD OF MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES (French & Spanish)   (Permanent/Full Time) 

Start: 1 September 2018

Salary: TLR 2b

We are looking to appoint an inspirational Head of MFL who shares our belief in the highest standards of academic achievement in a truly comprehensive setting. This is a rare opportunity to lead an excellent department and teachers and to be centrally involved in working within our Multi Academy Trust and primary school partners to develop excellence in provision.

We welcome applications from all qualified MFL specialists with an ability to teach French to GCSE and Spanish to at least KS3. We require an individual that can demonstrate a passion for pedagogy and innovation and with a good track record of success at GCSE.  The ideal candidate will be emotionally intelligent, highly motivated and will be willing to take measured risks to deliver an exciting and engaging curriculum that develops students’ language skills and awareness.

We are looking for an individual who is or has the passion to be a great and ambitious leader with an unassailable commitment to supporting our fantastic students to achieve outstanding outcomes.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

• build on the outstanding work of the current department

• lead on the development of a curriculum that spans Year 7-11

• play a strategic role in the evolution of Washington Academy

• join the Consilium Multi Academy Trust network at a key point in its development. 

Proudly rated Good by Ofsted in all 4 categories Washington Academy is a mixed 11-16 academy in the heart of Washington’s community. Washington Academy has recently become part of the Consilium Multi Academy Trust. This MAT of 8 schools based in the North West and North East of England provides excellent provision for students in similar socioeconomic contexts. This will provide abundant opportunity to work with other colleagues in an expanding and progressive professional community and a fantastic springboard for professional progression within this vibrant and forward looking group of academies. 

If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of the students who attend Washington Academy and members of the local community, then we are keen to hear from you. 

Washington Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to Enhanced Disclosure procedures.  If you know that you can contribute to moving our Academy forward during this important time of change and development in education and believe that you can bring something unique to the post then please visit our website www.washingtonacademy.co.uk for further details and an application pack.

Applications should be submitted for the attention of the Principal, to Mrs L Foster at Foster.L@washingtonacademy.co.uk.  

Washington Academy, Spout Lane, Washington NE37 2AA 

Closing date: Midday Monday 21st May 2018

Interview date: Thursday 24th May 2018

 Visits to the Academy are being held on Wednesday 16th May and Friday 18th May at 15:45 by appointment only.  Please email Mrs L Foster if you would like to attend, please include a contact number.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer alternative dates and times. PLEASE NOTE: If you have not been contacted by the morning of Wednesday 23rd May please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.  We are unable to provide feedback on individual applications. Applications received after the closing time stated will not be considered.  We do not accept CV’s.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Spout Lane, Washington, Tyne And Wear, NE37 2AA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 580 4956
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