Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Eastbourne

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Gildredge HouseEastbourne

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22,912 rising to £33,487 (Gildredge House Main Pay Scale points M1-M6, 2018-19) Note: salary figures include a cost of living increase of 1% which is subject to variation. Upper Pay Scale may be accessible to the suitable applicant. The Head of Languages position attracts a further Leadership Allowance point on the GH Scale of £6,306pa.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

CLOSING DATE: Monday 21st May 2018, 9.00am

START DATE: September 2018

INTERVIEWS: Thursday 17th May 2018

HOURS OF WORK: Full time

  • Can you inspire young people through your own fascination with Languages?
  • Do you possess high emotional intelligence that builds lasting professional relationships?
  • Are you a team player ready to tackle the educational challenges of the future?

If the answers to these questions is ‘yes’, then Gildredge House wants to hear from you.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the position of Head of Modern Foreign Languages for our expanding 4-19 free school. Ideally, you will be able to teach Spanish to Key Stage 4 and beyond.

Our ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted judgement (June 2015) was only the start of the story. The challenge is to sustain and embed this excellence through every aspect of Gildredge House as it grows to full capacity in 2019. 

Leading the Team

We are looking for an inspirational leader with drive, ambition and integrity. You will receive excellent coaching and support to allow you to grow into an outstanding Head of Department and one who will be able to join a senior leadership team within a few years, should that be your ambition.

Opportunity to Develop A Level Languages

This is an exciting time to join our Outstanding Modern Foreign Languages Department, with opportunities for professional development in the company of excellent practitioners. We have our first cohort of Year 11 going through the school and the opportunity exists to build A Level courses for those students who have a passion to take languages on to University. 

At Gildredge House each individual is known and valued. Students are inspired to discover their passions and realise their academic potential. You will join a strong team of inspirational teachers in an exciting environment where learning is fun.

Opportunity to build our very own Language School

We are currently seeking investment from a variety of sources in order to refurbish a wonderful four-storey Victorian building and turn it into a language school. We already have strong links with France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Austria and, most recently, China and wish to develop further our already good international relationships.

Gildredge House is right for you if:

  • You enjoy leading by example;
  • You are interested in working at the leading edge of education;
  • You are an imaginative and dynamic practitioner with a passion for teaching Languages;
  • You have the capability of engaging and enthusing all students and you believe that everyone can succeed.

Gildredge House offers:

  • continuity of education for boys and girls aged 4-19
  • an expectation of high academic standards leading to Sixth Form studies
  • smaller class sizes
  • strong discipline
  • excellent pastoral care
  • an extended school day for older students
  • supervised prep
  • a range of extra-curricular activities
  • parent and community involvement

Our school motto: 'Aspire'

Salary range:  £22,912 rising to £33,487 (Gildredge House Main Pay Scale points M1-M6, 2018-19) Note: salary figures include a cost of living increase of 1% which is subject to variation. Upper Pay Scale may be accessible to the suitable applicant. The Head of Languages position attracts a further Leadership Allowance point on the GH Scale of £6,306pa.

If you are interested in the position please download the Application Pack on our website: http://www.gildredgehouse.org.uk/vacancies/

Please complete the Application for Employment and References & Monitoring Form and return to careers@gildredgehouse.org.uk by 9.00am on Monday 21st May 2018.

If you wish to discuss the post further or visit the school, please contact careers@gildredgehouse.org.uk Tel: 01323 400650.

Gildredge House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All offers of employment with the school are subject to pre-employment checks which will include References, Health, Right to Work in UK, a satisfactory Enhanced DBS with Children’s Barred List check and a Declaration that neither they nor anyone who lives in the same household is a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Compton Place Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1323 400650
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