Head of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), Cambridgeshire

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Wisbech Grammar SchoolCambridgeshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

September 2020 (Maternity Cover)

A highly qualified, enthusiastic and talented linguist is required to lead a well-integrated Modern Foreign Languages team offering German, French and Spanish, taking overall responsibility for the teaching of Modern Foreign Languages at Wisbech Grammar School.

French, German and Spanish is taught in a carousel to pupils in the Prep School and in the First and Second Forms (Years 7 and 8) in the Senior School.  In the Third Form, pupils will choose to study two of these languages and will continue with at least one of them to GCSE level.  All three languages are available for study to A-level in the Sixth Form.  The department has enjoyed significant success in examinations and offers a wide variety of experiences for those who study languages; these include: cultural evenings for all three languages, an Easter Study trip to Salamanca, a French Chateau trip for Second Form pupils, exchanges with our partner school in Germany, visits to Christmas markets and joint trips with other departments, such as Food trips to France. 

Languages pupils have enjoyed success in regional and national competitions such as Spelling Bee and Language Perfect.  Modern Foreign Languages are taught in a suite of 5 dedicated language rooms, one of which is equipped as a Language Laboratory.  All rooms are equipped with a computer and projector. 

The post represents an excellent opportunity for an experienced teacher to share their expertise, love and passion for these subjects at Wisbech Grammar School. 

All members of the teaching staff are expected to assume a pastoral role within the School and to contribute to the School’s extra-curricular programmes.

Applications must be submitted on a Wisbech Grammar School application form with a covering letter (no longer than one side of A4) addressed to the Headmaster, Mr Chris Staley.  Your application can be supported by a CV. Applications annotated “see attached cv” will not be considered.  If you need to ask for more information, please email Paul Logan (Deputy Head Academic) PGLogan@wisbechgrammar.com

Please e-mail your application to HR@wisbechgrammar.com  or post your letter, and application form to:

Mrs Sue Simmons

Human Resources Manager

Wisbech Grammar School

Chapel Road


Cambridgeshire  PE13 1RH

Closing date: 

Applications must be received by 9am on Friday 17.04.2020

Interviews TBD

More about Wisbech Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: 47 North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1JX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1945 583631
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