Head of Modern Foreign Languages, SHEFFIELD

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Handsworth Grange Community Sports CollegeSHEFFIELD
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Start date: 1 January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR with TLR 2C
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Minerva Learning Trust

Based at

Handsworth Grange Community Sports College

Handsworth Grange Road


S13 9HJ

Mixed 11-16 Comprehensive

NOR 1016

CEO: Anne Quaile

Handsworth Grange Community Sports College is a fantastic school. Rated Good by Ofsted, we have made real progress over the last few years and we are aiming for Outstanding.  We were recently awarded first place for Yorkshire and Humber in the National Pupil Premium Awards 2015 in recognition for our ground breaking work in this area. We regard all staff and pupils as part of our family and whilst we have really high expectations of everyone we try to maintain a caring and supportive ethos.  We are really proud of all the successes achieved by our pupils and staff, both in school and in the wider community.


MPS full-time permanent TLR 2C - £6218

Required for January 2018

The Minerva Learning Trust requires a Head of Modern Foreign Languages to lead a strong department with an excellent team of staff. Applicants should be outstanding teachers who are passionate about the subject and have proven ability to raise levels of progress and attainment with pupils of all abilities in both key stages. 

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, talented, and enthusiastic professional to lead our team and help drive the department and school towards our vision of becoming outstanding. You will have a proven track record of securing successful student outcomes, and creating a culture of learning where every pupil can achieve to, and beyond, their potential. You will be an outstanding teacher, and leader of learning, who also has experience in developing the potential of other teachers. Leading a dedicated, hardworking and supportive team, you will make a substantial contribution to the strategic development of the department. 

The school is at an exciting point in its development, and we would welcome applications from ambitious individuals who share our vision. Staff are committed to sharing good practice and collaborative working, with opportunities for creativity within the curriculum encouraged. Handsworth Grange Community Sports College is a popular and over-subscribed school which enjoys excellent state of the art facilities, and is rapidly improving to become outstanding.

The current Modern Foreign Language department at the moment comprises of a Subject Leader of MFL (French and German), two full time Spanish/French Teachers. There are increasing numbers of pupils where English is not their first language and who come from homes where languages other than English are predominately spoken. 

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged, especially to discuss the specific role. 

The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

The Minerva Learning Trust application form and all information about the role can be downloaded from www.hgcsc.co.uk on the ‘Vacancies’ page. 

Please contact Michelle Vaughan on 0114 2694801 or mvaughan@hgcsc.co.uk for any further information required.

Closing date: 9.00 am Monday 23 October 2017

Interviews: Thursday 26 October 2017

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More about Handsworth Grange Community Sports College
Address: Handsworth Grange Road, Handsworth, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S13 9HJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 114 2694801