Second in Modern Foreign Languages, Blackburn with Darwen

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St Wilfrid's Church of England AcademyBlackburn with Darwen

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR 2A (Plus a recruitment and retention allowance for an experienced candidate)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Second in Department  

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and highly effective linguist as second in charge in the department, to support the Learning Area by developing pedagogy and fostering a love of languages across the Academy. The specific role will be determined according to the individual strengths of the appointed candidate. However, it will predominantly focus on a strand or particular key stage in order to improve progress and coordinate the work of colleagues.

The successful candidate will be a team player, who will instil a passion for MFL through high quality learning and teaching and have proven success in teaching and learning at Key Stages 3 and 4. You may currently be in a position where you wish to undertake an initial leadership role, or be looking to gain experience of leadership within an 11-18 Academy, which offers excellent A level provision. Whatever your current position, we will provide extensive tailored CPD to challenge, grow, equip and prepare you for the next phase of your career.  

As an Academy we are forward thinking, yet hold tight to firm educational values that bring about examination success.  

We are looking for someone who is-

• committed, highly-competent, reflective and resilient individual 

• has a sense of humour and good interpersonal skills  

• has excellent communication skills 

• strives to be an outstanding practitioner in the classroom  

St Wilfrid’s is a popular and oversubscribed 11-18 Church of England Mark 2 Academy, committed to providing an excellent education, both academic and social, within a Christian context. It is located close to the Ribble Valley and has excellent road links with the M6, M61 and M65.   

We are:  

• an Academy where results exceed the national average  

• highly resourced with purpose-built facilities  

• a caring community where standards are high and students thrive  

• an Academy driven by strong values with a Christian ethos which permeates all levels.  

For further information and informal discussion about the post or to arrange a visit, please contact the Academy on 01254 604000.  Full details are available on the Academy website, or by email from 

Potential applicants should note that a full DBS check will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed. The successful applicant will also be required to undertake training in the Academy’s Child Protection and safeguarding procedures on appointment.

More about St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Duckworth Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2JR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1254 604 000
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