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Head of MFL (Spanish)

Tes Schools RecruitmentSouthwark

Head of MFL (Spanish).

Tes is currently supporting a friendly and supportive secondary academy, based in Southwark. The school is looking to add a Head of MFL (Spanish) to their progressive and supportive MFL Department ideally starting in September 2021.

The role will include managing the delivery of MFL (Spanish) at KS3, GCSE and A-level across year groups 7 to 13. You will lead your department to enhance provision and will get the chance to lead on exciting project work throughout the year. Project work may include revising schemes of work and ensuring the curriculum is engaging to all learners alongside projects that support student attainment, well-being and engagement within the wider school. However, as Head of Department you will have full autonomy to ensure your department meets targets and exceeds needs of our learners. You will lead by example, supporting and empowering your department’s teachers, staff and pupils to achieve to the best of their ability.

The Head of Department will also line manage the MFL department, supporting the SLT link and Headteacher to ensure the department achieve to its maximum potential.

“The Academy opened in September 2013. It started with an intake of 120 year 7 scholars and has grown each year. We are now in our seventh year and well established in our Camberwell community. At the academy, we talk about ourselves as a family, where our mission is to save lives through an amazing educational experience. We believe that all scholars are entitled to an outstanding education and it is the responsibility of everyone who works here to ensure that this happens. Our academy is part of a large successful network, and a Church of England school whose only admission criteria is on distance. We welcome scholars of all faiths and none. We expect all members of our staffing body to support and uphold the moral ethos of our academy.

As Head of Languages, you will lead, develop and manage the effective delivery of an outstanding Spanish curriculum, which enables the highest level of student progress and attainment. You will lead the professional community of language staff and promote outstanding teaching and learning and a strong school culture within a nurturing and rigorous environment. Additionally, you will ensure that students are prepared and ready to complete community language GCSE/A-Level when appropriate."

The school is offering:

• A super supportive and highly visible SLT team and Headteacher;

• on-going CPD with programmes of study such as NPQSL and MA in Educational Leadership

• progression support throughout the school and wider group

• support package for NQT’s/RQT’s including CPD and NQT mentorship;

• the chance to take on further responsibility such as Leadership roles in the future.

The school expects:

• A UK teaching qualification such as PGCE/PGDE, SCITT, BEd or MEd with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

• a relevant Geography Degree or a related subject

• experience delivering MFL (Spanish) up to A-level pushing and engaging learners to progress within the subject

• experience managing a department: specifically people and financial management

• a love and passion for education.

Please include REF: 1443884 in the email subject line.

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