Are you an experienced teacher of MFL looking to take the next step in your career at an Outstanding school?
Do you live in (or prepared to re-locate to) the south London/ Surrey area?
If so, please read on for details about this fantastic role…
Tradewind are currently recruiting for a Head of Modern Foreign Languages for a very popular Christian Faith school in Surrey on the border of Sutton, South London.
The vacancy is for a full time, permanent appointment as Head of Modern Foreign Languages.
We are only able to consider applications from people who have UK Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or are able to apply for it without further training. You must have the right to work in UK without sponsorship.
As Head of Department you would be supported by a Head of German.
Our client is a large mixed comprehensive school currently educating children aged from 11 to 18. With approximately 300 of their 1800 students in the sixth form.
They were last inspected by OFSTED IN 2017 and rated as 'Outstanding' in all areas.
The school is a great place to work. The community is vibrant, focused on teaching, learning and caring for students. The community of staff is very strong, supportive and welcoming.
Students like the school and like to learn - they are almost always keen and co-operative and value staff and the school. The school has something for everyone and huge opportunities for adults, as well as students, to learn and grow.
Pass rates at this academically focused and high achieving school are 100% at A-level so all candidates will be qualified to teach a level with the confidence and ability to do so at an outstanding level. NQTs are welcome to apply and interviews will commence next week so please apply as soon as possible.
Pay rates will be competitive but will vary depending on your experience and suitability for the role. TLR will also be available in some cases.
The MFL department…
In Year 7 students currently take one MFL, either French or German. A second MFL is added for most students in Y8 and this is when Spanish is introduced.
In Year 9 all pupils continue with the MFL of their choice and a good number choose to do both.
All language classes in KS3 are mixed-ability.
Although a foreign language remains optional at KS4, students who are able to are strongly encouraged to take MFL to GCSE, which means the school have healthy numbers with 9 teaching groups in Years 10 and 11.
They follow the AQA course and the examination results at GCSE are well above those nationally.
A level courses in French, German and Spanish follow the new AQA syllabus. Again, results are good.
The departmental office has working space for all and a suite of six specialist classrooms, all equipped with data projectors, connected to a desktop PC, which facilitates lesson delivery via Google Slides and the use of DVD and Internet resources.
They also have 32 Chrome laptop computers, which can be booked for use in any classroom.
The Department is particularly proud of its extra-curricular provision. They have thriving exchange links with schools in France, Germany and Spain and KS5 students are able to participate in a programme of European Work Experience. They also run clubs in Latin and Italian.
Suitable candidates must be…
*In good health
*Reliable and trustworthy
*Committed to teaching
*Calm under pressure
*Able to work well in a team
*A quick learner
By registering with Tradewind, we can offer you:
*We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay
*We care about your training and development more than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor
*Great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn up to *£100
*Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
*Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement
*Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
*Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants
To join us and be successful in this Head of Department role you will need to:
*Hold QTS status or equivalent teaching qualification
*Have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks
*Have a CV that covers the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained
*Have the legal right to work in the UK
Click 'Apply now' to be considered for this great position as an MFL HOD in Surrey. Or for more information about the role, contact Carlo Randazzo on 0207 845 5450 / email@example.com We look forward to hearing from you and helping take you on the next step of your teaching career.
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