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Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Streatham and Clapham High SchoolLambeth

An exciting leadership opportunity has arisen in Streatham & Clapham High School’s thriving and highly successful Modern Foreign Languages Department.

In this key role, you will be responsible for the delivery of Modern Foreign Languages (currently French, Mandarin and Spanish) from the Upper Third to the Upper Sixth Form and will be expected to build on the excellent results achieved to date and further consolidate its established reputation.

You will have overall responsibility for the leadership of the department and the delivery of high standards of teaching and learning, and ensuring resources are used efficiently and the curriculum is managed and developed in accordance with school policy. 

Excellent subject knowledge, the ability to inspire and motivate pupils, leadership skills and experience of teaching Key Stage 3, GCSE or IGCSE syllabuses and A Level is essential. You will also need to be able to teach French up to A Level.

The ability to teach Spanish or Mandarin to Key Stage 3 or 4 would be advantageous.

Why work at Streatham & Clapham High School?

Streatham & Clapham High School is a vibrant, exciting and fulfilling place in which to work.  The School is characterised by a warm, welcoming and supportive atmosphere and new colleagues are supported through a personalised induction programme. Relationships with pupils are respectful, purposeful and warm and teaching staff are highly professional and enthusiastic and include some world leaders in their academic disciplines.

All members of staff benefit from a highly regarded central training and personal development programme and access to a Girls’ Day School Trust wide virtual learning environment that gives opportunity for discussion and exchange of information with colleagues in other Trust schools. Staff are also entitled to an interest-free season ticket loan, reduced BUPA subscription, and free lunches during term time.

For further details and an application form please click the apply button. 

The closing date for applications is 25 February 2021 at 12pm.

Interviews will take place on 5 March 2021, though the school reserves the right to appoint an exceptional candidate at any stage of the application process.

Streatham & Clapham High School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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