Head of French
Start Date: September 2020
We are seeking an ambitious and inspirational classroom practitioner to lead our French department. The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and Head of the Faculty to develop standards and will have the drive and ability to lead and develop the curriculum and the quality of teaching. You will manage a team of subject specialists and will be accountable for high standards of student progress and implementing strategies for effective intervention. Potential is as important as experience so applications are invited from those currently with responsibility of looking for promotion. Bohunt School Worthing is a new Academy that opened in September 2015 with Year 7 and 8 only. We moved into state of the art buildings in September 2016 and have grown to 840 students across Years 7-11.
The MFL department currently consists of 5.8 FTE (2.4 FTE in French) with a good uptake of both French and Mandarin at GCSE including some dual linguists. We currently deliver French and Mandarin to all students at KS3 before they make option choices in Y8 for their three year KS4 GCSEs. The department is committed to trialling new ideas in the classroom and works hard to provide engaging activities and lessons to ensure that all students have every opportunity to make excellent progress. Please refer to the letter to applicant and job description for more specific details about the role.
Are you able to:
• Inspire and innovate with both students and staff
• Nurture and develop (yourself as well as others)?
• Commit to, and raise further, high achievement and motivation?
• Optimise French learning for all?
• Provide a supportive learning environment
• Offer you the opportunity to make a difference
• Actively promote your career development – you may already be targeting a further leadership positions and we will support you accordingly
The South of England based Bohunt Educational Trust has evolved from Bohunt School in Hampshire, which is rated Outstanding in every category by Ofsted and the Times Educational Supplement School of the Year 2014. BET's educational philosophy is encapsulated by three short verbs: Enjoy, Respect and Achieve.
Our recent Ofsted report recognized the culture of high expectations across all aspects of the school. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a commitment to and evidence of; success in sustaining academic excellence, helping every child succeed, being an excellent classroom practitioner as well as being able to; work as part of a team, roll up your sleeves and inspire other teachers to excel.
As an in year appointment there is some flexibility around this appointment for the right candidate so please contact the school with any queries regarding the type of contract and start dates. For further details or to make an appointment prior to applying please contact Susana Newhouse on 01903 601361, or by email email@example.com.
TO APPLY: Please read the job description, letter to applicants, school information, staff dress code and complete the teaching staff application process through the TES website.
Closing date: Midday on Wednesday 26th February 2020 Interview date: tbc
Bohunt School Worthing is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service at an Enhanced level.