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Head of French

St Albans High School for GirlsHertfordshire

Permanent / Full-time

Required for September 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a well-qualified, enthusiastic and collaborative Head of French to join our highly successful, forward thinking Modern Languages Department. The ideal candidate will demonstrate outstanding leadership potential and managerial skills to guide a successful subject to new levels of achievement, significantly increasing the profile of this subject amongst pupils, parents and the wider community.

This post will be suited to either an ambitious subject teacher aspiring to academic management or an experienced Head of Department who wishes to further enhance their career. The new post holder will teach across the age range, including Oxbridge entrants and imaginatively lead the subject’s enrichment and co-curricular provision. Teaching French to A-level plus one other language to ideally GCSE or A-level, this position would be ideally suited to a talented linguist and communicator.

Committed to achieving high standards in all areas of school life and modelling the schools core values of scholarship; keeping abreast of developments within their discipline; and challenge, support and inspire staff to be excellent teachers. The post holder will take on a from tutor role and contribute to extra-curricular activities of the department and school.

Our school is committed to developing and promoting our staff and have an excellent CPD and support programme and our inclusive community means that you will feel the warmth and exciting buzz of both staff and pupils as soon as you join us.

In return we offer:

• Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities

• An opportunity to join our warm, vibrant and ambitious independent day school set in the heart of St Albans, easily accessible to central and outer London

• Use of sports facilities, including gym*

• An extensive benefits package; free lunches, Teachers’ Pension Scheme, free life assurance

• Competitive salary

* Conditions apply

Details of the role and application process are available on the school’s website www.stahs.org.uk/vacancies

Closing date for applications is 9am Thursday 28 January 2021

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 10 February 2021

The High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity No: 311065

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