Head of Modern Foreign Languages, South Yorkshire

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Dearne ALCSouth Yorkshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TMS/UPS + TLR 2b (£4587)
Contract term: Permanent

Head of Modern Foreign Languages 

Teachers Main Scale + TLR 2b (£4587)  

Required for September 2018   

‘There is an impressive array of training opportunities for staff’ Ofsted 2016  

‘Value such as ambition, respect and kindness are publicised and promoted throughout the school. This has helped to improve student’s behaviour and attitudes to learning’ Ofsted.

The Dearne ALC (11-16) is proud to serve the Dearne Valley communities and we are within easy access of the A1 motorway meaning Leeds, Wakefield, and Sheffield are on our door step. 

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational Head of Modern Foreign Languages with a passion for accelerating progress.  

Career development recruitment incentives:  

• £500 each year invested in your own CPD programme 

• Access and support to follow middle leadership programmes from the outset e.g. NPQML, Teaching Leaders 

• Candidates should be looking at this post as a career pathway to middle and senior leadership 

• We advise you to come in and speak with the Principal and Principal Designate to discuss the above and shape the next 3 years of your career, thus this post is suitable for experienced teachers. 

Ofsted confirmed ‘great things are happening at this school’ 

 • A rise of 16% in our 5 A*-C including English and Maths means we are now over 50% (Basics 55%). 

• We are an inclusive community school focused on making sure that all our young people achieve academic success  

We love to help our students learn and value the staff who help them do so, thanks to: 

• An outstanding ‘Teaching school standard’ professional development programme for staff at all stages of their career. 

• A leadership development programme for all interested high-quality staff.  

• A staff social and sporting committee who promote regular opportunities for well-being and team building.  

We are looking for a Head of Modern Foreign Languages who really cares about helping our students succeed and is willing to lead and support the development of languages in the school. 

You will be joining a faculty who works hard to: 

• Put students first - We create differentiated resources that are engaging and student-centred; our innovative lessons inspire our students to achieve.  Our consistently high standards of delivery drive improvements and raise aspirations across both key stages. 

• Supports CPD and career development – We support and challenge each other’s teaching through frequent CPD, team meetings, peer observations and coaching and mentoring for all new staff.  

• Value team spirit and positive working relationships – We support each other through team-teaching and collaborative planning, fostering a positive working environment.   

Join our team and build a wonderful career in a school you are passionate about with students you love to help learn. Visits are welcome and these can be arranged by contacting our Principal, Chris Robinson, via her PA on 01709 892565 ext 1229 or Felicia Swann, HR Manager on 01709 892565 ext 1204 

In joining The Dearne ALC you can expect a supportive culture within a school with very high aspirations, moving forward at pace. If you believe that instilling aspiration and ambition can transform the lives of young people then we would love to hear from you.   

The closing date for applications will be 9am on Monday 21 May.  Details regarding interviews will be confirmed with short listed candidates.    

As safer recruiters an enhanced disclosure from the DBS will be required for this post.

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More about Dearne ALC
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Goldthorpe Road, Goldthorpe, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S63 9EW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1709 892211
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Dear colleague

Welcome to the exciting opportunities offered by working at The Dearne ALC.

I am delighted you are interested in joining my staff team, a highly ambitious, aspirational group of professionals who are raising standards and significantly i...