Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Wiltshire

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St Edmund's Girls' SchoolWiltshire
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Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We require an outstanding Head of Modern Foreign Languages (with a good sense of humour), to lead the Modern Foreign Languages department at the Wyvern St Edmund’s Learning Campus from September 2019. 

The successful candidate will join an outward-facing, passionate and supportive team in an innovative environment where two schools (one boys’ and one girls’) have co-located to share facilities and teachers to create a large mixed setting.

We are hoping for someone energetic, passionate and fun to work with. We are a creative and forward-thinking team of teachers and leaders who pride ourselves on developing positive relationships with students; we believe that being approachable and caring is what helps us safeguard students and drive progress. Whoever is appointed will be well-supported by all members of SLT to drive the progress of students in languages and to cement the department’s important place at our schools. We need someone solution-focused with clear ideas on brilliant curriculum design and someone who can take the department to the next level. If you’re up for the challenge, we can’t wait to hear from you!

We are currently basking in the success of record exam results at both schools in August 2018 and are seeking to move into the top 5% of schools nationally for progress in the near future. We are committed to staff well-being and demonstrate that through our behaviour management and written feedback policies and by offering a few perks; the reduced corporate gym membership and the Wiltshire Rewards cashback programme are very popular. Staff also benefit from our commitment to professional development and, in working as part of a multi-academy trust with four secondary schools, groups of subject leaders and teachers are able to meet regularly to share ideas, schemes of work and to moderate together.

How to Apply

Full job description, department and application information can be found here http://st-edmunds.eu/admissions-recruitment/staff-recruitment/

Information on the Learning Campus can be found here http://www.wyvernsteds.org/

Should you have any specific queries that are not answered by the information we have provided, or wish to visit the school prior to making an application, please contact the Headteacher's PA, Jacqui Wardley (jwardley@wyvernsteds.org; 01722 328565).

Closing date for applications: 9am, Tuesday 21 May 2019

Interviews to be held on Friday 24 May 2019

St Edmund’s Learning Campus is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a fresh disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.



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Address: Church Road, Laverstock, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 1RD, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1722 328565