Head of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), Barnsley

Closing date:

Kirk Balk AcademyBarnsley

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L3-7
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We would like to present you with a truly unique opportunity, not to be missed in our MFL department. Currently offering German and Spanish at GCSE level, the post holder will also oversee our successful Travel and Tourism course.

We are looking to appoint a colleague who will:

  • Motivate, challenge and inspire students within the MFL department to be the best      that they can be; 
  • Be committed to raising the achievement of every student; 
  • Have high expectations and be committed to the academy ethos and vision; 
  • Be enthusiastic, resourceful and keen to ensure that the highest possible standards of      student achievement, personal development and well-being are achieved. 

What you can expect from us:

  • Excellent opportunities for your professional development with access to a      specifically tailored CPD package. You will receive the highest standard of induction and CPD support. 
  • Friendly and supportive colleagues who go the extra mile in a well-resourced      department. 
  • An opportunity to work with youngsters who are keen to be the best they can be.

Kirk Balk Academy offers the successful candidate a passionate commitment to professional learning that places individual development at the heart of its ethos. You will also benefit from opportunities to learn as part of a dynamic, forward-facing leadership team with an outstanding track record in school improvement.

The Academy has the significant benefits of a new build which was officially opened in April 2011 and offers exciting and innovative opportunities to students and staff. We strongly recommend visiting our inspirational campus.

This could be your opportunity to make a significant and measurable difference in improving the educational attainment of the children and young people in this community.

Application forms and further details are available from HR@kirkbalkacademy.org or the website www.kirkbalkacademy.org  

Completed application forms and covering letters should be sent to HR@kirkbalkacademy.org 

Please note that we do not accept CV’s - applicants must submit a KBA application form.

Closing date: 23rd April 2018

Interviews are likely to take place on: Wb 23rd April 

Informal visits are available and are very strongly encouraged. Please contact Michelle Pedler using the details above

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS check will be undertaken for the successful applicant.



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More about Kirk Balk Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Part of Northern Education Trust, West Street, Hoyland, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S74 9HX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1226 742286
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Introduction to Kirk Balk  

Kirk Balk Academy is an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school situated in Hoyland, approximately six miles south of Barnsley. It serves the communities of Hoyland, Hoyland Common, Elsecar, Platts Common, Blacker Hill, Jump...