Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Hertfordshire

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Dame Alice Owen's SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: Required for September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR1c
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The governors of this highly successful, partially selective, mixed school invite applications for the post of Head of Modern Foreign Languages. 

We seek an extremely motivated, experienced candidate to lead our very successful Languages Department (French, German, Spanish). You will need to be able to teach students up to and including A Level in at least one of these languages.

The department benefits from excellent resources and a very committed and experienced team of linguists. Students study two languages from Year 7 and are obliged to continue with one until GCSE level. To be successful, you will be a specialist on one or more of our chosen languages.

In 2018, 97.5% of all students secured five or more Grades 9-4 or equivalent at GCSE, and 86% of A level entries were graded A*- B. 67% of GCSE language results were graded 7 - 9 and 53% of A Level language results were graded A*-A.

The school is situated on an attractive 35-acre site in the Green Belt, has excellent facilities and is committed to an extensive programme of staff development. Central London is easily reached by rail from Potters Bar and the school is close to motorway links. 

Accommodation on site can be available for those needing to relocate.

For an informal discussion, contact Ruth Arron, Head of Modern Foreign Languages, by telephone: 01707 622870 or email: arronr@damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk 

Please visit www.damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk > Contact us > Vacancies to download an application pack. 

Please email your completed application forms, together with a covering letter stating why you are well placed to take this position at our school, to: ea@damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk 

Closing date: Midday on Wednesday, 24 April 2019.

Interview date: Tuesday, 30 April 2019.

More about Dame Alice Owen's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Dugdale Hill Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 2DU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1707 643441
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