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Curriculum Area Manager: Modern Foreign Languages

Heathside School, Weybridge, Surrey

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPR/UPR (fringe) + TLR £7,017

Job summary

Your chance to lead the MFL department in a highly successful school.

French or Spanish specialist with the second language up to at least Key Stage 3

• Oversubscribed, mixed 11-18 Academy; part of the ElmWey Learning Trust
• High performing school with excellent examination results
• Inspirational and vibrant MFL department, with enthusiastic students
• Outstanding, supported CPD opportunities and career development
• Investment in well-being of both pupils and staff e.g. a two-week October half term

Modern Foreign Languages at Heathside
• Fully staffed with specialists
• 2019 GCSE Grades 9-4: French 85%, German 96%, Spanish 58%
• 2020 GCSE Grades 9-4: French 93%, Spanish 81%
• 2019 A Level A*-B: 100% French, 100% Spanish
• 2020 A Level A*-B 100% French 50% Spanish

Applications will be considered as they are received, we reserve the right to make an appointment prior to the closing date.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and Enhanced DBS disclosure with Children’s Barred List check. Committed to equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community

Employee benefits

TLR £7,017

Applying for the job

Please complete the school application form ensuring that all sections are completed, this can be found on the school website www.heathside.surrey.sch.uk and submit to jobapplications@heathside.surrey.sch.uk

Please note we cannot accept CVs.

References will be taken up prior to interview. Please provide an email address for your referees and ensure that they are expecting a request.

Closing date: Midday Monday 8th March 2021

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1257 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Heathside School

Heathside is a high achieving 11-18 co-educational converter academy with 7 forms of entry totalling 1263 students on roll, 202 of whom are in the sixth form. In 2018 89% of students achieved Grade 4 English and Mathematics. At A level 59% of students gained A*/B and our 3 year Alps T score was 3.44. The school’s value added has risen year on year together with its GCSE average point score. Although we are pleased with this progress, which places us in the top 20% of schools nationally, (P8 0.41) we think we can do even better and our aim is to be one of the highest achieving schools not just in Surrey but nationally.
Our staff are extremely dedicated. Many began their teaching careers at Heathside and have grown and developed into both pastoral and curriculum leaders. CPD is valued and tailored to meeting the needs of our staff and improving teaching and learning. We have a small team of Lead Practitioners, who work with the Assistant Principal, CPD, to offer a wide-ranging training programme to staff.
Our students predominately come from Weybridge and travel to school by foot, bicycle or train, with the furthest catchment area distance being 1.6 miles from the school. Year on year the school is heavily over-subscribed. The prior attainment of students at KS2 is above the National average and they make very good progress at expected and more than expected measures. Like all schools though, we still feel that there is more that we could be doing to achieve even better outcomes. We are a self- evaluating school and regularly look to see what we can do better to improve all areas of provision.
The school was graded as 'Good' in the last Ofsted inspection. In the 2018 report, Leadership and management, Behaviour and safety and the Sixth Form were judged outstanding. Governance was also found to be a key strength. You can read all of the reports on our website.
The School is at an exciting phase of development, having become a converter Academy in September 2015 and a single multi-academy under the ElmWey Learning Trust. With the support of Surrey County Council the Trust has successfully bid to set up a 6 form entry free school in 2021. This is to fulfil a basic need for more school places within Elmbridge, where pupil numbers are set to rise markedly by this point in time.

Arranging a visit to Heathside School

www.heathside.surrey.sch.uk 01932 846 162

School location

Brooklands Lane, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8UZ

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