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Coordinator of MFL: Spanish or Chinese (Mandarin) Specialist job summary
We are looking for a qualified teacher with subject leadership experience to join Harris Academy Clapham as Coordinator of MFL, specialising in Spanish or Chinese (Mandarin).
You will join an open and supportive team in establishing outstanding provision within MFL. This will include all programmes, systems and structures taking account of the academy’s vision and values leading to outstanding teaching and learning.
Main Areas of Responsibility
To be accountable for student progress and development in the faculty across KS3 and KS4, including meeting student achievement targets for subject areas which are agreed by the Principal and the Governing Body.
To ensure high standards of teaching and learning across the faculty area, through continuously developing and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning.
To ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students in the faculty area, in accordance with the Academy aims and policies, as determined by the Principal and Governing Body.
To ensure that all Academy policies and procedures are implemented and applied consistently by all staff in the faculty area.
To ensure agreed tutor programme is implemented and that tutors are effective in their role.
To effectively and efficiently manage and deploy teaching/support staff, financial and physical resources across the faculty area.
To support the development for literacy, through the WORD strategy, within subject areas, to raise standards of literacy across the Academy.
To ensure that all students are provided with accurate and effective advice and guidance regarding career and educational pathways.
To organise and run a range of enrichment opportunities within the subject area
To ensure that every child has the opportunity to experience a range of experiences within the subject area
To ensure that the profile of the subject area is further developed
To ensure that the subject area leads on high quality displays and exhibitions through the Academy environment.
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will:
Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, and, ideally, further qualifications and evidence of continuous self-development and updated knowledge in relevant areas
Have a minimum of three years' teaching experience, ideally including KS5 and in multi-ethnic urban schools
Understand the theory and practice of effective teaching and learning
Have knowledge of National Curriculum requirements at KS3, KS4, and KS5
Have experience of delivering high quality INSET to teaching staff within subject area, and of using coaching as a model for ensuring ongoing professional development
Ideally, be able to show evidence of leading, supporting and managing others, both individuals and teams, ensuring high quality performance
Be able to prove their success in raising achievement as a subject leader or classroom practitioner
Have successful experience of processes of monitoring, evaluation and review that provide performance data that can be used to improve the quality of teaching and learning
Have a good level of ICT skills and experience of how new technologies can be used to raise achievement
Have recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development
Have ideas of how Language, Literacy and Numeracy can be used across the curriculum to raise standards
Have experience of embedding innovative strategies for improving teaching and learning and of managing and implementing change successfully
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.
As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.
Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.
We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.
In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.
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About Harris Academy Clapham
- School type
- Free School, ages 11 to 16
- School size
- 193 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 16
The vision of Harris Academy Clapham is a simple one:
From our opening in September 2020, our academy is a place where ‘everything is possible’. By this we mean that:
every student is supported to fully develop their academic and personal talents. We help students to go on and achieve their dreams
we work with our families to support all our students, including those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities
we are a supportive part of the Lambeth community, working with our neighbours and others as best we can
every member of staff is supported in becoming the best that they can be, including their future career prospects and ambitions.
It is our vision of ‘everything is possible’ that underpins the five values that staff and students at the academy uphold:
endeavour – to relish challenge, never give up and learn to take sensible risks
self-belief – to believe that they can and will go on to achieve their ambitions
honesty – act with integrity, treating others the way they would like to be treated
excellence – not settling for second best or for the easiest option
having a global view – understanding their place in the world and how they can make it a better one.
A central core of our ethos is to fully develop students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural well-being. We ensure that our students understand their role in making the academy and their community a safer and better place. We do this in a wide variety of ways. including after-school activities, during lessons, school visits and working with a range of external organisations such as local and national charities.