Head of Modern Foreign Languages

St James' Catholic High SchoolBarnet

Would you like to be part of a forward-thinking, supportive school community where your professional development is a priority? 

St James' is an Ofsted-rated "Good" school where we are committed to the flourishing of all our staff and pupils. Values and ethos are extremely strong ; in January 2020 we were rated as an Outstanding Catholic school in our Section 48 Diocesan inspection. 

We seek to appoint for January 2022, a well-qualified Head of Department to lead our Modern Foreign Languages team. The school currently offers French and Spanish to A-level.

Our idea candidate will be: 

  • A well-qualified linguist with experience of leadership of an area of the curriculum, perhaps as a 2i/c or similar 
  • An outstanding classroom practitioner with a proven track record of excellent results and a compelling vision for improvement  
  • A team player, able to lead and inspire colleagues and pupils alike  
  • Able to teach both French and Spanish, at least one of these languages  to A-level 

We can offer you an excellent package including bespoke CPD, childcare vouchers and support from leaders who take seriously the importance of work-life balance. We value your development and will work with you to ensure that your talents are nurtured to the full,  welcoming applicants from all faiths and backgrounds.

We are at an exciting time in our development - having been established by the Dominican Sisters 80 years ago, St James' has expanded by two forms of entry to become an eight form entry school .  Our recent building project has enhanced our Sixth Form provision, as well as improved our current accommodation to include a new Hall, Learning Resource Centre , Masterclass area and 8 new classrooms. 

Our leadership team are committed to the professional and personal development of our teachers, and we actively look for ways to make sure that work-life balance is a reality.

The successful applicant will be joining a highly organised, committed, energetic and well equipped department in a school that has the development of all our members, staff and students alike, at the heart of our mission.

If you are an enthusiastic, creative, well-organised professional who wants to develop your craft in a school where human flourishing is at the heart of what we do, we would love to hear from you.

Application deadline:  Monday 20th  September 2021 at noon.

Interviews: w/c Monday 27th September 2021.

We may interview candidates ahead of the closing date so early application is advised. The school reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the advertised closing date. This advert may be closed at any time.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

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