Subject Leader of MFL, Sutton

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The John Fisher SchoolSutton

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TMS/UPS including Outer London Weighting + TLR 1b £11,472
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No



Tel: 020 8660 4555     

Fax: 020 8763 1837


London Borough of Sutton

Students on roll: 1113

Sixth Form: 240


Required from 1st September 2019

TLR 1b (£11472)

Our Mission is to “Aspire for Academic, Cultural & Sporting Excellence”

National Rugby School of the Year and UNA Debating Champions 2017

We wish to appoint a Subject Leader of Modern Foreign Languages to join an outstanding department. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach Spanish and ideally be able to teach French as well, be well qualified, keen and enthusiastic who will join a lively team of dedicated teachers.  Applications are invited from individuals of all faiths and none, who will support the catholic ethos of our school. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a school where students enjoy learning and achieve excellent outcomes.

In 2018, 21% of the school's GCSE grades were a 9-7/A*-A grade (18% grade 9-7 French, 13% grade 9-7 Spanish). 80% of students secured a Level 4 or above in Maths and 81% of students gained at least a Level 4 in English Language or English Literature (82% grade 4 or above in French, 72% grade 4 or above in Spanish).  At A Level, 24% of grades were A*-A, 51% were A*-B grades and 76% were A*-C. When including BTEC equivalents the figures rise to 51% A*-A, 68% A*-B and 86% A*-C.

The Sixth Form received an ‘outstanding’ ALP’s judgement in 2016.  In our previous Ofsted Section 5 inspection both ‘Behaviour & Safety’ and our Sixth Form were judged ‘outstanding’. In our most recent monitoring visit (January 2018) Ofsted stated that the ‘…steady and reassuring approach ensures the strong commitment of staff…’ and ‘the teachers are welcoming and friendly, and it creates an atmosphere where you belong …’  Over the last three years the Sixth Form outcomes have been in the top 15% nationally.  Ofsted (January 2018) stated that ‘there is convincing evidence that pupils in KS3 progress well, GCSE results are consistently above average and students achieve highly at A-level’.

The MFL Department currently has four dedicated teaching rooms all equipped with interactive white boards. 

We offer:

• A strong feedback culture and established rich programme of induction and mentoring.

• A supportive environment in which your enthusiasm will be nurtured and talents valued.

• A commitment to your professional development, leadership training and career management.

• The chance to network with outstanding practitioners as part of the ‘PIXL’ programme.

• Free access to our on-site gymnasium.

• Residential experiences available to Austria, Spain, Belgium, France, South Africa, Ecuador and USA.

Please contact Janet Rigby, Office Manager on to arrange a visit or an informal discussion


Job location

More about The John Fisher School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Peaks Hill, Purley, Surrey, CR8 3YP, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 208 6604555
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About The John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School

Our mission is simple – we aspire for academic, cultural and sporting excellence. We want to be the best all boys’ catholic comprehensive school in the country! 

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