Regional Lead Teacher MFL, South London

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ArkSouth London

Date posted:
Start date: January 2017 or as soon as available
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £50,000-£60,000, depending on experience.
Contract term: Permanent

Interviews: Interviews will be on Wednesday 4th October and second round interviews to be held on Thursday 5th October.
Location: Globe Academy, Harper Road, London, SE1 6AG.
Ofsted: Good (2017)

Extensive travel across South London will be required with weekly visits to Hastings.  Where capacity allows, other schools in the network may request assistance and this may require further travel across London or to Birmingham or Portsmouth.  Travel requests made of the post-holder will not expect more than one overnight stay in any week.

Ark is an international charity, transforming lives through education. We exist to make sure that every child, regardless of background, has access to a great education and real choices in life. 

We know that great schools need great teachers, which is why we offer you the very best training and support at every stage of your career - from starting out as an NQT to running your own school.

Our highly-successful network of 35 schools educates over 22,000 students across Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. They are achieving some of the best results in the country despite being largely in areas of historic academic underachievement.

But we want every child to succeed, whether they go to an Ark school or not, so we are constantly developing new teaching techniques and programmes, discovering what works in our schools before rolling them out more widely. Innovative programmes that started life at Ark include; English Mastery, Maths Mastery, and Ambition School Leadership.

We are currently looking to recruit an outstanding teacher, ideally with leadership experience, to work as Network Lead Teacher for Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) in some of our highest priority schools across South London and Hastings.

The support you offer our leaders and teachers will be vital in ensuring that all of our schools achieve the same successes.  Joining a regional leadership team led by a Regional Director, you will use your passion, subject knowledge and expertise in MFL to drive forward the quality of teaching and learning. Based in one school, you will model great practice through a partial teaching timetable but you will also travel around the region to coach and lead others. This in an exciting role that requires flexibility, a team spirit, and a willingness to lean and it will suit individuals who want to take a step-up and work at a senior leadership level in MFL, across a range of schools. 

Our expectations are high.  We are aiming to ensure that all our schools show strong progress in MFL so that students can progress onto further study, university or employment of their choice.

The successful candidate will:

  • be an outstanding teacher with a proven track record of securing excellent outcomes, not just in controlled assessments, but in all components of GCSE and GCE examinations
  • have an up-to-date knowledge of the subject curricula and assessment requirements
  • have had experience of leading a subject area or holding a leadership responsibility within a school where a clear impact has been made through the proactive work they have done
  • be proficient in teaching both Spanish and French to GCSE, and one of those to GCE
  • have proven experience of identifying and implementing effective strategies for improving attainment in Modern Foreign Languages in urban schools at KS3, 4 and preferably 5
  • have a highly effective style that is both consultative and influential
  • be able to demonstrate resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement
  • be able to work across a group of schools and show significant impact in developing capacity and improving outcomes for young people (involving being based in South London but working also in Hastings on a weekly basis as needed)
  • be aligned with Ark’s ethos of growth mindset, high aspirations and high expectations of self and others.

The base school for this post is Globe Academy in South London.

To apply, please go to . Please submit your application by 11am on Wednesday 27th September.  If you would like to discuss the role, or have any queries, please contact the recruitment team on 0203 116 6345 or

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

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Address: 65 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6TD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 3116 6345
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Ark is an international charity, transforming lives through education. 

We have a network of 35 schools across Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. Our schools are all non-selective and in areas where they can make the biggest difference...