Head of MFL - French (to KS5) and Spanish (to KS3/4), High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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The Highcrest AcademyHigh Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020 to December 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2b (£4,653) plus £1,000 bursary for direct applications
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Role

Be part of a growing team of passionate linguists who share their enthusiasm with pupils and staff within a global and multilingual environment! 

You will lead a vibrant and well-resourced MFL department with supportive SLT in a National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedgagogy Hub School. 

We are seeking to appoint an experienced teacher to lead our MFL department while our Head of Department is on maternity leave. You will be able to teach French to KS5, as well as Spanish to KS3 or KS4. The department is committed to raising attainment; you will have the ability to motivate our students to succeed and develop their love of languages through engaging lessons.

We run trips and clubs to strengthen pupils’ love and understanding of languages and allowing them new experiences. These have included a French Escape Room, Spanish Restaurant, Mandarin Club, plus a day trip to Boulogne sur Mer. We are always open to new ideas!

About Us

You will join a department that produces improving outcomes in a heavily oversubscribed academy. The department is staffed with experienced teachers and NQTs with a shared vision and commitment to continuous school improvement.

There are approximately 1,000 students on roll, which includes the Sixth Form. A new building programme, just completed, comprises a brand new Sixth Form Centre, sports facilities including a gym and a new restaurant and coffee shop for both students and staff. We also have a thriving House system that brings our whole school community together and the possibility of shared living accommodation.

Our aim is to establish a culture of excellence throughout every element of our academy and move us from Good to Outstanding. 

In Return

Highcrest offers both an excellent induction and support programme for NQTs and an innovative and extensive CPD package. There is also the possibility of shared living accommodation.

A thriving school in the heart of the community, with free on-site parking, staff recognition schemes and free gym to counter the “Friday Biscuits” and on-site coffee shop!  Just 30 minutes by train from Central London, The Highcrest Academy is the first All Ability Academy in the county of Buckinghamshire. It is culturally diverse and a vibrant school making it a fantastic place to teach. We have some students who will need all your support and yet have also featured in the national Ofsted report for providing challenge to the most able.

How to Apply

If you are a team player, passionate about education and social mobility and want to be a pivotal part of improving opportunities for the students of our local community and increasing their learning experiences, then The Highcrest Academy is the school for you.

For more information, please download the attached job description and person specification. 

To apply, please click the 'apply' button where you'll be able to complete an online application form.

Closing date: Thursday 20 February 2020 at 12 noon

Please note the academy is closed for half term from 15 – 23 February and we will be in touch with you on our return.

The Highcrest Academy is fully committed to safeguarding children (policies on web). All members of staff are in a “regulated” role under the Vetting & Barring Scheme and have to be DBS cleared prior to employment.



More about The Highcrest Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1494 529866
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