Head of MFL

Lewisham, London
Date Posted:05 Nov 2020
  1. MFL
  1. Long-term

Head of MFL

Lewisham, London
Head of MFL
January 2021

Tradewind Recruitment are seeking a Head of MFL to work within a successful independent, co-educational school located near Lewisham. The school is based across 2 sites, providing a first-class education to around 900 pupils, aged 3 - 18 years.
The Post

We seek an experienced, well-qualified, committed and inspirational practitioner to lead a highly committed MFL Faculty. The successful candidate will join a friendly and supportive team of seven staff (and two FLA's), and would be required to teach across the full age range. A willingness to contribute to co-curricular activities is essential.

Introduction to the Faculty
The Languages Faculty consists of Spanish, French, German and Mandarin. Students in Year 7 are taught Spanish with a carousel of taster sessions for Mandarin, French and German. All students continue with Spanish in Year 8 and 9 and can choose to continue with one of the other language options.

Co-curricular activities are an essential part of raising the profile of the languages department and creating the linguists of the future. For example, the department hosts a visiting theatre company performing plays in French and Spanish.
The department consists of a Head of Faulty, as well as teachers of French, Spanish and Mandarin. In addition to this, the school has Foreign Language Assistants for German and Spanish.

You will be offered:
* Students who are eager to learn, well-behaved and very proud of their school
* Exceptional focus on continuous professional development
* A culture of high expectations of students and staff
* An appetite for creativity and continuous improvement
* A dedicated, caring and experienced staff team
* Purpose-built teaching and learning facilities
* A supportive and committed Governing Body and leadership team.

To be successful in this role you will need to:
*Be a Teacher of MFL with QTS status or equivalent teaching qualification.
*Have excellent knowledge of the MFL curriculum.
*This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, Overseas Police Clearance (if applicable) and professional reference checks.
*Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained.
*You must have the legal right to work in the UK.
If you would like further information on this role, please contact David at Tradewind on 0207 845 5450 or email David.durham@twrecruitment.com

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