Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Wandsworth

Closing date:Expiring soon

Bolingbroke AcademyWandsworth

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Modern Foreign Languages

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented practitioner and leader of Modern Foreign Languages to develop and lead the MFL provision across the academy.

In 2012, Bolingbroke Academy opened with the vision to create a centre of excellence. We are extremely proud of our GCSE results in English, Maths, Science, Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and Performing Arts as well as our first A-level results this August. We are seeking an exceptional and inspiring leader to join our pioneering school and contribute to our school’s mission. This is a unique opportunity to be part of showing what non-selective education can achieve for all pupils in our community. Bolingbroke Academy provides a first class learning environment based on outstanding teaching, great relationships and excellent facilities.  

We are looking for a leader who is passionate about Languages and who can contribute more widely to the leadership of the school. We are looking for an individual with a genuine passion for working at Bolingbroke Academy, a belief in the potential of every child and that through hard work all pupils and students can access and benefit from a university and high level apprenticeship education, and the courage and vision to lead others in making things happen.

This is a role for a leader who is able to take on significant responsibility in a high performing school.

In this role you will:

• be an outstanding teacher, able to motivate and challenge learners of all abilities;

• be an outstanding leader, with good communication and organisation skills;

• be able to teach French or Spanish to Key Stage 5;

• be a passionate about their subject and a committed team player;

• have a proven track record of success and raising pupil attainment in MFL;

• have high expectations for accountability and consistency; 

• have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils;

• be committed to Bolingbroke Academy’s ethos of high expectations.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

• Teach within a growing Academy and lead the English provision;

• Join a network of Ark schools and gain access to an exclusive range of benefits, including reduced gym membership and a comprehensive CPD provision. 

Please apply at:



Please submit your application no later than 11.59 – 20th October 2019

Deadline: 11.59 –  20th October 2019

Interviews: Held as applications received

Location: Wandsworth, London

Start date:    January 2019.

Salary: Ark MPS (£30,406 - £41,381) (Inner London), depending on experience + TLR2A (£2,271)

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, therefore early application is advised. Strong candidates may be invited to interview prior to role’s closing date.

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

More about Bolingbroke Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Wakehurst Road, Battersea, London, SW11 6BF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7924 8200
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Bolingbroke Academy is a new 11-18 academy in Wandsworth, opening with its first cohort of year 7 pupils in 2012 and set to grow year on year.

Bolingbroke Academy was founded after a campaign for a non-selective local school by Battersea parents and ...