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Head of MFL (French and Spanish)

St Matthew AcademySE3 0XX, London Borough of Lewisham

Salary:   Inner London Main/Upper Pay Scale + TLR2C £6,526
Required:   September 2021
Contract/Duration:   Permanent, Full-Time
Location:   SE3 0XX, Blackheath, London Borough of Lewisham

We are seeking a well-qualified and innovative teacher with proven leadership and management skills to inspire and lead our team of excellent MFL teachers.  Applications are considered from both exceptional existing or aspiring Heads of MFL.

Are you a talented, energetic and ambitious teacher?
Do you have a real passion and desire to enthuse pupils with a love of learning languages?
Are you an existing or aspiring Middle Leader?

If yes, then we would like to offer you the opportunity to work with us here at St Matthew Academy, at this exciting time on our journey to becoming a great school at the heart of the local community. The most recent Ofsted inspection (Autumn 2019) judged the Academy to be ‘Good’ across all areas and recognised the significant improvements made in all aspects. Outcomes for all pupils across all subjects at KS4 have been ‘well above average’ for a number of years with outstanding value added scores in Spanish and French.

St Matthew Academy is a diverse, vibrant Catholic all-through academy for girls and boys aged 4 to 16, where there are high expectations for everyone in our community.  At St Matthew Academy our school motto is ‘let your light shine’ and we ensure that we live this vision every day at the academy by encouraging, promoting and celebrating success with all of our pupils in everything that they do. Our academy is situated between Blackheath and Lewisham in South East London, benefiting from excellent public transport and road links to all parts of London and Kent. Our magnificent buildings offer state of the art resources and the latest technology. Our primary and secondary phases are situated on one site allowing a truly unique all through setting with opportunities for transition, collegiate working and subject development.

The successful candidate will be:
• Be passionate and determined about enabling every child to achieve their very best
• Have a proven track record, securing successful pupil outcomes in KS3 and KS4
• Be genuinely committed to ensuring high expectations for pupils, staff and themselves
• Have strong organisational skills, be an excellent communicator and keen to take an active role in academy life
• In sympathy with our Catholic ethos

We offer:
• Fantastic pupils with enormous potential
• Staff who are supportive to each other and enjoy working collaboratively
• Personalised programme of professional development and coaching for all staff including a highly rated IMPACT programme for Newly Qualified Teachers
• A modern building, in a delightful setting and excellent resources
• Excellent public transport and road links across London and Kent
• Fully equipped gym and fitness suite, Season Ticket Loan, Cycle-to-work scheme, Tech Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme
• A strong commitment to staff well-being

We value the importance of diversity in our community and the significance of having staff that are representative of the children we teach. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as these groups are currently under represented within the Academy.

Our school motto is ‘let your light shine’ and we ensure that we live this vision every day.

How to apply:

Your application is a direct permanent application to St Matthew Academy.

To apply, please request an application form from Ellie Field at or call Ellie on 0207 259 8770 for more information. Your application is a permanent application to our school (not through agency), Hays is our recruitment partner for all permanent appointments.

Closing: 3:00pm, Tuesday 4th May 2021

For more information about the Academy you can also visit and our Twitter account

*Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early for this role. The school reserves the right to close this advert early should the right candidate be found.

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