Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Rainham, Kent

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Rainham School for GirlsRainham, Kent

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Start date: April or September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS dependent on scale/experience + competitive Teaching and Learning Responsibility
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Rainham School for Girls

Derwent Way





(NOR 1600)

Executive Headteacher: Dr K Roberts

Head of Modern Foreign Languages - April or September start

Rainham School for Girls are looking to appoint an inspirational, highly skilled Head of Modern Foreign Languages with the ability to teach across Key Stages 3 to 5, to work within our enthusiastic, dedicated Modern Foreign Languages Faculty. An ability to teach French and German is preferable. This post will attract a competitive Teaching and Learning Responsibility.

In this role you will have responsibility for leading our innovative Modern Foreign Languages team and raising attainment further across all Key Stages and in all disciplines. 

The preferred candidate will: 

  • be an inspirational teacher of French and German across the key stages 
  • be able to motivate and collaborate with staff to plan and teach engaging lessons which support  students to make rapid progress 
  • be able to establish strong relationships and have excellent interpersonal skills 
  • demonstrate a passion about the role of Modern Foreign Languages within education 
  • be up to date with curriculum developments and be innovative in implementing them across Modern Foreign Languages. 

Career progression is fully encouraged by the school which is supported through our outstanding CPD programme. We are part of one of the biggest Multi-Academy chains in the South East of England – The Kemnal Academies Trust so progression can also be Trust wide. We passionately believe in the power of collaborative working and actively promote school to school support. This includes accessing support from our strong Teaching School Alliance who offer a range of high quality professional development opportunities for staff at all levels.

Rainham School for Girls represents a culture of high aspiration, high expectation and success. Our aim is to provide an outstanding learning experience for all students within a safe, disciplined and caring environment. 

TKAT are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure and full safeguarding checks as well as satisfactory references.

TKAT is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. 

Please see attached Resourcing/Additional Information for more information on our organisation.

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


Please apply via CVMinder on our website: http://www.rainhamgirls-tkat.org/178/vacancies

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More about Rainham School for Girls
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Derwent Way, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1634 362 746
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