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Job details
Employer Stoke Park School and Community Technology College
Location Coventry
Salary (£22,467 - £32,835) or UPS (£35,571 - £38,250) with school specific TLR2C of £6,448
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

Do you have the passion and commitment to work as part of a team dedicated to achieving outstanding outcomes for all our students?

Do you want to be part of a rapidly improving school?

Are you an energetic, forward looking teacher looking for a post which will develop you and provide opportunities for progression in the near future?  

Are you looking for a post that gives you a real chance to make a big difference to the success of young people? If so we look forward to receiving your application.

The School 

We are a values-led school that has a strong sense of purpose in delivering an inclusive education for students in our community.  We promote a growth-mind-set and believe that all our students can succeed given appropriate support, self-belief and challenge. At Stoke Park we are on a journey to becoming an outstanding school. We recognise that our practice has improved over the last year and we are committed to improving it further.  We believe there are no short cuts, no excuses and no limits for outstanding learning and outstanding achievement. Our students deserve the very best. 

Stoke Park School & Community College is a multi-cultural 11 – 18, co-educational comprehensive school situated in the vibrant city of Coventry, serving an inner-city catchment area. With just over 1000 students on roll we are one of the most oversubscribed schools in the area and we are proud to say we are a truly inclusive school with much diversity to be celebrated.

Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all the students at Stoke Park.

 The Role 

We are seeking to appoint a professional, creative and enthusiastic Head of Modern Foreign Languages to join our MFL Department from September 2017. 

The right candidate will be a reflective, hardworking professional who combines excellent organisational and teaching skills with the ability to inspire and motivate students. You should be able to teach across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. The capacity to generate energy and enthusiasm for learning is a must. 

The successful candidate should:

Be able to establish strong relationships with students and staff 

Have high expectations of all students 

Model professional standards across all areas of work. 

So what makes us a good employer? Stoke Park is a warm and welcoming place to work. In addition to celebrating our staff, we fully embrace continual professional development, bringing in external education consultants as well as supporting National programmes, we are always looking for opportunities to grow future leaders and we would welcome anyone who is ambitious and driven to continue to progress in their career. We have an effective programme of teacher coaching and bespoke professional development in place. We give greater than the 10% PPA allocation and rewards for 100% attendance. Staff are very supportive of one another. 

You can expect a Head teacher who shares a passion for..

ensuring students understand that they can positively shape their life by choice not chance, developing teaching, and who has the drive and determination to ensure the school becomes outstanding. 

If the information given here resonates with you we would be glad to welcome you for a tour and confidential chat at Stoke Park School.

Informal visits to the school are welcome. 

Why not come and see for yourself?

We are happy to welcome visitors to the school at any time. This can be during the school day or evenings by appointment.  Please contact our Head teacher’s PA, Joanne Gosling on 02476 450215 or email to arrange an appointment.  We would love to meet you.  Mrs Gosling will also be happy to deal with requests for a confidential discussion with our Head teacher, Sue Jones should any candidate wish to make contact prior to applying for a position.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to two supportive references and an enhanced DBS check being received. 

Closing date: 9am on Thursday 27th April 2017

Interview Date: Friday 5th May 2017

Application packs are available on the school website via this link: or alternatively by emailing 

Please email completed applications to Mrs Christine Clough: or in the post to the address above.

About the employer

Stoke Park School was formed in 1919 - a girls' grammar school in the Stoke Park district of Coventry. The current school was built in the 1930s and remained a girls' grammar school until 1975, accommodating 450 - 500 students each year.

In 1975, t...

Information about Stoke Park School and Community Technology College
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Community
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 19 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Locations and contacts

Dane Road
West Midlands
United Kingdom
+44 24 7663 6129