Second in MFL - KS3, Exeter

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St James SchoolExeter

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Start date: 1st January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

St James School is seeking to appoint a Second in Department – KS3 for our high performing and aspirational MFL department from January 2019.  

This is an exciting post that will offer you the chance to work alongside the Head of Department to design and deliver our MFL curriculum and shape a growing department. 

Our 2018 results were outstanding with 32% of all French GCSE grades being 9-7 (8 grade 9s awarded) and 84% grade 9-4. We enter a large cohort (approx. 75% of all students) for either French or Spanish GCSE and our EBACC results are excellent over a sustained period of time. 

We are one of only nine schools in England to become a Department for Education MFL hub. Further details can be found here 

This is a truly exciting time to be joining our team and we are looking for exceptional candidates with real ambition for MFL. There may be an opportunity to work with local schools on hub work for the right candidate. 

As a Second in MFL, you will be an inspiring leader with the energy and creativity to motivate a team, lead by example and challenge students to achieve the best possible outcomes and develop a real love of language learning. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a track record of excellent outcomes
  • Be a passionate and innovative advocate for MFL 
  • Aspire to become a Head of Department in the future 
  • Be totally committed to improving the life chances of young people

We want to be the best; we want to offer the best, we want our students to achieve their best. If you share our passion, vision and drive and are prepared to go that extra mile to support our students, then we would welcome your application.

We would welcome visits to the school prior to applications, should you wish to arrange one please contact Emily Harper, Deputy Headteacher by email Applications are particularly welcome from dual linguists (French and Spanish) although we would consider applications from outstanding candidates with only one of these languages. We have no plans to introduce another language to the curriculum at this time. 

Application forms and further information are available from our website: or by email to

Closing date for applications:  Midday, Tuesday 9th October 

Interview Date:  Tuesday 16th October

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is a values driven, rapidly growing 2 – 16 Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivery outstanding outcomes for every pupil, regardless of background. With a reputation for highly successful school improvement in very challenging circumstances, we are passionate about driving up standards and raising the aspirations of all our pupils.

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed.

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More about St James School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Summer Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX4 8NN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1392 209922
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