Head of Modern Foreign Languages - TMS/UPS + TLR 1B, Coventry

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Coundon CourtCoventry

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TMS/UPS + TLR 1B
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is both a challenging and exciting time to be working at Coundon Court School.  I hope that you will be enthused and excited by the prospect of working in a highly oversubscribed school where student behaviour is excellent and levels of attainment exceed national benchmarks in a very challenging educational climate. 

The school has made excellent progress since November 2016, when our hard work secured “Good” status; we seek to deliver an “outstanding” school with high levels of drive and ambition across all areas of the curriculum and school life. Our main focus is to secure great, responsive teaching and learning across the school and as a consequence develop resilient learners. Your growth as a teacher is at the forefront of all that we do. 

We require an ambitious and dynamic person to lead the Modern Foreign Languages department at Coundon Court as we expand as a successful and popular school that delivers MFL to 80% of the cohort as a core subject. We seek to recruit a candidate who will lead effectively and manage high expectation through robust challenge and engaging support. A teacher of French & Spanish would be desirable.

The team is at the forefront of raising standards at Coundon Court with a growing, dynamic and committed group of staff.  You will be exceptionally well supported by a driven senior leadership team as you work to further develop your teaching and leadership skills and further raise attainment levels.

We offer a great opportunity for you to develop your career in a dynamic and forward thinking school. As a large school with over 120 teachers you will be exceptionally well supported as we drive to secure consistently outstanding levels of achievement. Successful candidates should look forward to a challenging but productive context within which to work where there is every opportunity to flourish and to lay excellent foundations for career progression. Our pay policy allows for reward where staff generate outstanding outcomes.

Please visit our website www.coundoncourt.org or come and visit our school to see for yourself the potential that exists. Please contact Mrs Linda Phillips who will arrange for a mutually convenient time for your visit. Mr.Sam Mohomed, Deputy Headteacher and Miss Natasha Hunt, Director of English and MFL are also available to speak to prospective candidates on an informal basis over the telephone.

To obtain further details please contact Mrs Linda Phillips on 024 7633 5121 or email vacancies@coundoncourt.org.

To apply for this position please complete and email the application form to vacancies@coundoncourt.org. You will also need to respond to the following question, on no more than two sides of A4, font size 11:

“How will you use your subject knowledge, pedagogical expertise and wider experiences to become a successful Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Coundon Court?”

Coundon Court is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful application will be required to apply for an enhance DRB disclosure.

Closing Date: Monday 2nd December 2019

Start Date: September 2020



More about Coundon Court
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Northbrook Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV6 2AJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 24 76335121
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Coundon Court is a successful and popular school that is routinely oversubscribed. This desire for parents to place their children in our hands is a measure of the trust that the local community is prepared to invest in our school. We take this respo...