This job expired on 17 May 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


French, Languages

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Part Time may be considered, please specify on the application form.

Contract type


Pay scale

Teacher Scales

Additional allowances

TLR2a £3,213

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you a passionate, hardworking and focused teacher who understands how to build a culture and ethos that promotes health, fitness, equality and high expectations of all pupils? Do you believe that you can secure outstanding outcomes for all students in a safe, vibrant, and happy school? Are you passionate about Modern Foreign Languages particularly French and making this accessible to all students? If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

What the role involves in a nutshell:

  • Work collaboratively with the Head of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) to provide a vision for developing MFL across the curriculum.
  • Play a key role in supporting the Head of Department to ensure outstanding outcomes for students in all areas of teaching and learning, curriculum provision, standard of attainment and behaviour and safety within the curriculum area.
  • To deliver high quality curriculum provision through effective teaching and learning of MFL
  • Plan work in accordance with the curriculum area programmes of study to ensure progress and the personalised learning needs of every student.
  • Set appropriate and demanding expectations for students’ learning, motivation, and presentation of work.
  • Communicate clear purpose and vision for developing MFL across the curriculum to colleagues within your department and within the school.

What the school offers its staff

What will you get in return?

This is a fantastic opportunity to assist in leading a creative and friendly team under the direction and with the support of the Department Head and Head of School at Ryburn Valley High School.

You will also benefit from fantastic support from the central Trust team, the school improvement team, and your fellow leaders of the other schools in the trust. With expertise on hand to support you in areas such as curriculum design, you’re free to do what you do best at this wonderful school. At Ryburn Valley you’ll find a strong foundation where you can make a real difference to the lives of up to 1500 children and young people and our local community.


  • Automatic enrolment to the Teacher Pension Fund
  • Staff development through appraisal and CPD
  • Free Parking
  • An onsite Gym
  • Regular well being activities
  • Regular social activities and sport
  • Working as part of a creative and supportive team who want the best for all of our students

If our school sounds like a place in which you could really make a difference, then we’d love to hear from you.

Please refer to the job pack below for more information.


Could we be a good fit for each other? If you’d like a chat about the role, or have any questions, then we’d be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Carrie Burbidge our Personal Assistant to the Senior Leadership Team via c.burbidge@ryburn.tlt.school

If you’re ready to apply, please complete our application form and return it to recruitment@tlt.school by the deadline.


We are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff and volunteers are expected to behave in a way that supports this commitment and are subject to an enhanced DBS check. Please be aware that it is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. If you are shortlisted for interview, we will undertake an online public search in line with guidance from the Department for Education and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Ryburn Valley High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1658 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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