Head of Modern Languages, Hammersmith and Fulham

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The Fulham Boys SchoolHammersmith and Fulham

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Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Fulham Boys School is looking to appoint an outstanding Head of Modern Foreign Languages.

The school is ambitious, believes strongly in its vision and ethos and is determined to influence the educational landscape nationally and globally. It is in the process of moving from a SAT to a MAT which means that there will be exciting career progression opportunities for staff. 

The successful candidate will lead the MFL department  to develop a curriculum built on ‘bringing out the best in boys’ and 'making every boy a linguist'.   

To that end, candidates should: 

Be an outstanding classroom practitioner 

Have excellent leadership skills

Have a clear understanding of the latest curriculum and pedagogical developments in Modern Foreign Languages

Be able to map an exiting MFL curriculum that will equip our boys to achieve well at GCSE, A Level and university and be able to measure its impact

Have high expectations of students and staff in terms of learning, achievement and behaviour

Have a sound subject knowledge which they can utilise to challenge all pupils

Have an ability to engage and motivate boys

Possess a real can do attitude

Have the capacity to contribute to the development of the School’s Christian ethos

The main purpose of the role will be to lead the MFL department but there are also opportunities for the successful candidate to share their skills, experience, interests and hobbies within the extensive co-curricular programme that we offer to our boys. 

Why apply to The Fulham Boys School?

- To play an integral role in a maths department in a school determined to be one of the best in this country – state or private. 

- To work in a school that despite having no external exam results and only three years old at the time, was the first independent Free School under the new framework to be Judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted with Outstanding features.

- To work in a school that has been judged outstanding in all four categories in its SIAMS inspection in November 2017.

- Highly Competitive salary.

- Opportunity to get an annual bonus.

- 18 extra days school holidays.

- Free school lunches every day freshly prepared by our school chef.

- Cycle to work scheme.

- Great connections to all London tube-lines and overground routes.

What is the school like?

The Fulham Boys School is built upon the Christian Faith, geared towards boys and nurtures enterprise – personal, social and business.

We are a strict academic boys’ school that aims to equip our young men to apply for Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities.

We have a truly comprehensive intake which includes boys from very affluent backgrounds rubbing shoulders with boys from economically deprived backgrounds. All meeting the same high standards and learning from one another. Our vision is to be among the very best schools in this country – state or private – and believe we are on course to achieve this in the next ten years. This is confirmed by our long waiting list of boys trying to get into FBS, the Department for Education, our Ofsted report in May 2017, our SIAMS inspection in November 2017 and local community feedback.

Ofsted commented,

‘The headteacher has created a school which aims to achieve academic and personal excellence for all’

‘Academic progress is strong, boys are on track to achieve well at GCSE’

‘Behaviour in lessons is exemplary…the behaviour of pupils is outstanding…Boys live and breathe good manners and courtesy’

‘Staff are very proud to work at the school and are fully committed to the aspirational ethos. They recognize the strong support from senior leaders in the development of their teaching and in recognition of their personal well-being’

‘Staff engage with ways to improve their practice, there is a culture of collaboration and staff are keen to receive feedback: ‘There is an extensive coaching programme and staff collaborate to share best practice.’

The Department for Education have said,

‘The boys love learning and speak highly of teaching’

‘Morale is high and the school is thriving’

While the Local Community observed,

‘The school has delivered on the big claims they made before the school opened’

How to apply?

Please apply by filling in the school’s application form. If you would like to speak to someone at the school about the role then we would love to talk to you. You can call the school on 0207381 7100 or email recruit@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

Closing date for completed applications: Noon on Friday 17th January  

The successful candidates will be supportive of the School’s distinctly Christian ethos

FBS is committed to the protection and safety of our learners. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service prior to commencing the role.

More about The Fulham Boys School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Mund Street, Gibbs Green, Fulham, London, W14 9LY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7381 7100
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