Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Somerset

Closing date:

Taunton SchoolSomerset

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience and qualifications
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Job Title: Head of Modern Foreign Languages (French up to A Level)
Job Reference No: 18-19067
Responsible to: Deputy Head Academic
Hours per week: Full time
Salary: Dependent on experience and qualifications
Commencing: January 2020
Closing date: Midnight Sunday 16th June 2019
Interview date: W/C 17th June 2019 

Taunton School is over 170 years old and is an Independent School for approximately 1000 boys and girls aged 0-18 years, with circa 300 boarders. We aim to challenge, inspire and nurture young people to succeed in a global community. 

The School has an exciting opportunity for the role of Head of Modern Foreign Languages to commence from January 2020. The successful candidate will be responsible, through the Deputy Head Academic to the Headmaster, for sustaining and improving the quality of education offered to pupils. As well as teaching responsibilities, the postholder is expected to lead the Department through effective planning, communication, resource management and organisation of the curriculum. 

You will lead and inspire a large, vibrant and committed department and further enhance the Department’s already excellent reputation and results. You will also further improve the quality of teaching and learning within the Department through the sharing of resources and best practice, lesson observations, mentoring and the management of the professional development review process. 

Our School ethos is of a shared responsibility and positive contribution from all to the life and work of this busy six-day-a-week boarding and day community. This is what makes Taunton School such a thriving, energetic and well-rounded Independent School. We offer a competitive package and an outstanding educational environment in which to work. 

Application details: Please complete and submit a Taunton School application form and equal opportunities monitoring form accompanied with a covering letter to tsrecruit@tauntonschool.co.uk. Alternatively, applications can be posted to the HR Department at the main School address. Please note CVs alone will not be accepted. 



More about Taunton School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: Staplegrove Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6AD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1823 703703
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Taunton School is a co-educational, independent boarding and day school educating pupils from 0-18. Its values are based on Christianity and it is situated in Taunton, Somerset. There are 591 pupils in the senior school and 434 pupils in the lower sc...