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Head of German

Highfields SchoolDerbyshire

Refernce No. JOB/21/00269

Due to the promotion of the previous post holder, the opportunity has arisen to lead our successful, enthusiastic and talented German department.

German plays a vital role within our thriving Modern Foreign Languages department of passionate teachers and Foreign Language Assistants.  Our fantastic students are keen linguists and German is popular at GCSE and A level. The curriculum is rich and challenging, focusing on building students’ enjoyment of languages and cultural understanding along with the knowledge and skills required for examination success.

We wish to appoint a colleague to this post who has:

  • A strong background in German, including experience of teaching to A level
  • The ability to teach French or Spanish to GCSE level
  • A passion for teaching, and a track record as a highly effective classroom practitioner
  • The ability to inspire and motivate students and colleagues to achieve their best.
  • Highly effective interpersonal, communication, management and leadership skills
  • A commitment to professional development
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. 

Highfields is a vibrant and popular school with approximately 1200 students, including 200 in our sixth form.  Our students are friendly and highly motivated. We were judged as a good school by Ofsted in May 2017 and are committed to continuous improvement in all aspects of our work. We are at an exciting stage of our development and this is a great opportunity to make a strong contribution to the life of the school.

Highfields is situated in Matlock, the county town of Derbyshire, on the south eastern edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park. It is within easy reach of Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

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