Head of Modern Foreign Languages
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2 + OLW
The Federation and Academy
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy is a very successful 3-18 school, proud to belong to the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation. We offer an exciting and innovative model for education within the community that we serve, with broad appeal to parents and pupils alike.
Offering education across all key stages which has consistently been judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted, most recently in December 2014.
Facilities at the school are first class; from the building itself to the resources which support the delivery of a broad curriculum including an extremely popular and well maintained Learning Resource Centre. Our playing fields, gymnasium, drama theatre and ICT facilities all contribute to ensuring we deliver an education for character, a feature of all Haberdashers’ schools that is part of our DNA.
We take a comprehensive mix of children and expect nothing less than the highest personal goals for each pupil. Where pupils are disadvantaged, we expect them to make rapid progress to catch up with their peers. Our focus is to ensure each child we teach can read, write and do mathematics to a good standard in order to be successful in their education and life.
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy is 30 minutes from London Bridge by train and the school’s proximity to the capital is a strong factor in enabling teachers to enhance the cultural experience for our pupils through enrichment activities.
We are looking to appoint an outstanding, motivated teacher with a proven track record of achievement to lead an established department, promoting interest in this popular and successful subject across the full age range of the school. Currently pupils study either Spanish or French at key stage 3 with both languages becoming a popular choice for GCSE; our first cohort of year 13 students include those studying Spanish A level.
You will have specific responsibility for the progress and attainment of students in Modern Foreign Languages and will oversee curriculum change and development where necessary.
We will expect you to manage and continue developing a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for the subject area which is in keeping with the Academy’s aims for our pupils. We will also expect you to further promote studying MFL at GCSE and A-Level to further improve uptake of languages post KS3. There is the opportunity for the successful candidate to improve the existing standards of student attainment and achievement through your fresh ideas, motivational skills and keen focus on improvement. You will join a team of creative, supportive and reflective middle leaders who play a key role in driving school improvement.
We are seeking an outstanding practitioner with an established track record of delivering outstanding pupil progress in the classes they teach. Some leadership experience, whether as a 2i/c, or another leadership role within a school where you have managed a team is preferable but not essential. The successful candidate will be well qualified with outstanding subject knowledge in both Spanish and French at KS3 and KS4. The candidate must be a compelling communicator with an ability to champion the subject to pupils with a fully comprehensive range of abilities. The candidate must also have the ability to teach Spanish at A level.
A full recruitment pack and person specification can be found on our website: www.haaf.org.uk
If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website and complete the appropriate application form including equal opportunities monitoring form.
Applications should be returned to Lauren Exford (firstname.lastname@example.org), quoting reference number: 012/ Head of MFL /17-18/CALE
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy Academy is commited to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Closing date: 2nd February 2018, 12 Noon
Interview date: TBC