Head of MFL

King's SchoolBrighton and Hove

Head of Modern Foreign Languages (French and Spanish)

Contract: Full time, permanent  

Salary:  Main Scale/UPS + TLR 2b

Start date: Easter 2021

Application closing date: Friday 22nd January 2021  

Interview date: Wednesday 27th January 2021


Are you an outstanding MFL teacher or middle leader who is looking for a new challenge? King’s School is currently recruiting for a Head of MFL with QTS to join our growing school community; if you are an outstanding classroom teacher with a passion for student learning and you want to be part of something new and exciting, we look forward to receiving your application. Applications from experienced or aspiring middle leaders are welcome, but the successful candidate will need to be able to teach both French and Spanish.  


Who are we? 

King’s School is an ecumenical Christian School in the Diocese of Chichester, affiliated to the Church of England. The school opened its doors to its first cohort of students in September 2013 and there are currently approximately 660 students in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 with a team of over 60 teachers and support staff. In September 2019 the school moved into its new, purpose built site in Hangleton. This was the culmination of six years of hard work and planning, and marked the beginning of an exciting new stage in the school’s development. Our next milestone will be the opening of our Sixth Form in 2023.


Our aim is to provide a high quality education in a caring Christian environment in which every student is known and cared for. We are committed to outstanding academic performance and to fostering a love of learning. Our work and relationships are based upon the four core Christian values of Love, Forgiveness, Respect and Responsibility and through these we encourage and support every student and member of staff to be the best that they can be.


You can find out more about the department in the attached letter from Mrs Aubrey-Smith, outgoing Head of MFL. 


Why join King’s School?

• Enthusiastic, committed and supportive staff team and SLT

• Range of opportunities for professional development

• Excellent support through our sponsor- the Russell Education Trust

• Close proximity to the vibrant city of Brighton


The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd January 2021 at midday. Shortlisted candidates will be asked for interview shortly after close of applications. 


Visits to the school

With regret, we are not able to offer visits to the school at this time. If you have any questions about this role, or would like an informal discussion about joining King’s, please contact Eleanor Edwards via vacancies@kingsschoolhove.org.uk. 


Applicants are also encouraged to visit the school’s website, where you can find virtual tours and welcome videos.


How to apply 

If you wish to apply for this position, please visit our website for the application form and further information www.kingsschoolhove.org.uk/vacancies.php  Completed applications should be sent to vacancies@kingsschoolhove.org.uk by noon on the closing date. Please note that we are only able to accept applications made via our application form. Applications made by C.V. or other application form will be rejected. 


King’s School actively seeks and encourages applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.  More specifically, our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has indicated that the school currently under-represents minority ethnic groups and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from a BAME background. 


Our policies, procedures and practices reflect our commitment to equality and diversity. Individuals will be selected for appointment based purely on their suitability for the post, irrespective of gender, race, sexuality, or other protected characteristic or any pre-existing connection to the school, its Governors or Trust.


We are completely committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Those who work for us are expected to share this commitment, which will be fully tested as part of the selection process.  All offers of employment will be subject to the individual undergoing an enhanced barred list check.  


King’s School is a Free School which takes funding from the Department for Education and operates as any other state school. Our sponsor is the Russell Education Trust which is an organisation staffed solely by Educational Professionals (and not by private business). 



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