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Head of Modern Foreign Languages (French Specialist)

Wren Academy FinchleyBarnet

Due to the internal promotion of the current post holder, the opportunity has arisen, to lead a talented, highly motivated and supportive team of teachers who have contributed to securing the Academy’s outstanding OFSTED status, exceptional examination success and a thriving sixth form.

Located in the London Borough of Barnet, Wren Academy is sponsored by the Church of England and Berkhamsted School. The Academy has developed a strong reputation for outstanding teaching and learning, as demonstrated by our Progress 8 figure, which places us in the top 100 schools nationally. We are an all-through school with an established Sixth Form and a primary which opened in 2015. The engaging curriculum, and state of the art buildings have contributed to the Academy’s notable success.

The Academy is a forward-thinking establishment and welcomes colleagues who are enthusiastic and ready to help create powerful and effective learning experiences for all students. The MFL department is a thriving part of the Wren community and offers French and Spanish to A level. The curriculum is innovative and focused on developing students’ lifelong love of languages, as well as achieving outstanding examination success.

Wren is a MAT and plans are well advanced to build new schools which will provide exciting professional development opportunities for the successful candidate.

We wish to appoint a colleague to this post who has:

  • Outstanding teaching and interpersonal skills.
  • A strong MFL background with ability to teach French subject to GCSE and A Level essential.
  • Evidence of ambition and a commitment to continuing professional development.
  • An innovative approach to teaching languages, rooted in the latest research.
  • The desire to maximise the performance of all students and ensure the very best progress for all.

Closing date: Noon, 22 January 2021 but applications will be considered as they are received.

Interviews will take place the week commencing 25 January 2021

For an application pack please see our website:

Wren Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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