Curriculum Leader of Languages Spanish Specialism

Landau Forte Academy, QEMS, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 8AH

6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    January 2023 or earlier if possible

  • Application deadline

    3 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

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Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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Curriculum Leader of Languages Spanish Specialism job summary

Our opportunity for you

Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth & QEMS is a popular oversubscribed school in Tamworth with a very large and expanding Sixth Form. Following an increase in our numbers in Yr7 and Post 16 students, an exciting opportunity has arisen within the Academy as we move to offering Spanish for our students to lead the languages department and develop the new curriculum. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious, tenacious and well-qualified leader to join our Academy. You will be supported in your career through our extensive CPD programme including the opportunity to complete nationally recognised qualifications. We are committed to prioritising the wellbeing of our staff through a wellbeing committee by committing to the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter

Key Information

  • Hours: 40.75
  • Weeks: 52
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Start date: January 2023 or earlier if possible
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Closing Date: 3rd October 2022
  • Person Specification
  • A graduate, with qualified teacher status
  • A well-qualified teacher in MFL with a strong teaching record
  • Relevant qualifications (both formal and through appropriate experience) to meet the challenge of the appointment
  • Excellent in-depth knowledge of Foreign Languages in the development of young people and of the place of Foreign Languages within the wider curriculum
  • An interest in the latest developments in Language teaching
  • Excellent relationships with students and parents
  • Willingness to explore innovative and dynamic methods for teaching and learning
  • High levels of enthusiasm, ambition, energy, resilience and determination
  • Competent in the use of ICT both as an administrative tool and in teaching and learning
  • Job Description
  • Leadership of the MFL Department
  • Promoting the achievement of high standards through effecting teaching and learning within subject area(s), preparation, evaluation and action planning
  • Modelling the vision and values of the Academy
  • Contributing, where appropriate, to implementing policies and practice and to promote collective responsibility for their implementation
  • Working in a cross-curricular way to support subjects across the Academy in the use of active learning approaches to enrich curriculum and skills delivery
  • Recognising, promoting and celebrating diversity

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Being accountable for student outcomes, teaching and learning and staff development
  • Developing and sustaining knowledge of current educational practices and be responsible for own continuing professional development
  • Complying with the Academy Procedures and reporting
  • Promoting the consistent and fair use of the behaviour policy within the classroom and the Academy environment

The Curriculum Leader should ensure:

  • There is a clear sense of purpose, direction and leadership for the Learning Tutors in the delivery team
  • Curriculum policy is appropriate and clearly reflects the mission of the Academy
  • Audit and review of the student learning. Consequently, improvement plans must be prepared, implemented, monitored and evaluated including an indication of financial requirements
  • Budget plans are properly prepared in line with Academy procedures
  • Planning of student learning is of high quality and supports the subject curriculum policy
  • Facilities and resources are used efficiently and effectively and that the delegated budget is used expeditiously
  • Appropriate administrative procedures are in place to maintain accurate assessment records and that these reflect the Academy Assessment, Recording and Reporting policy and procedures
  • Roles and responsibilities are delegated appropriately. Objectives are set which provide opportunity for the MFL team to professionally develop
  • The MFL team have adequate guidance and support in order to enable them to fulfil their roles and responsibilities and meet their objectives
  • Professional development needs of team members are identified
  • There is appropriate monitoring and evaluation of the work of the individual and the team as a whole
  • That clear communication pathways and structures exist within the MFL team, with other relevant teachers and leaders
  • What we can offer you
  • A supportive, cohesive and exciting working environment
  • The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students
  • Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
  • A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health

The local area

Tamworth is a historic town surrounded by beautiful countryside, located a short distance from Birmingham. The Academy is located close to the centre of Tamworth, with superb transport links. Tamworth boasts a range of historical sites and leisure attractions, including: Tamworth Castle; the Tamworth SnowDome and Drayton Manor Amusement Park. Within a 20 minute drive from the town, you can find yourself in the beautiful, open Staffordshire countryside or Birmingham‘s bustling city centre.

  • Tamworth is 10 minutes away from the M42, junction 10
  • Direct trains from Birmingham (10 minutes) and London (1 hour 15 minutes)
  • Birmingham and East Midlands Airports are 30 minutes away

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All appointments made are subject to satisfactory references and a criminal background check. Landau Forte Charitable Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this post

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About Landau Forte Academy, QEMS

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
828 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Landau Forte QEMS joined the Landau Forte Charitable Trust in September 2011 and delivers education to 11-16 year olds. Landau Forte Academy Sixth Form is a purpose-built establishment providing Level 3 courses, both Advanced Level and BTEC, for the whole of Tamworth and beyond. The academies are located on a shared campus, but both operate from their own facilities, with Landau Forte Academy Sixth Form having new bespoke, accommodation, which opened in September 2011, with a new Sports Hall that opened in 2013. If you would like to look around our Academy, please contact Mrs Smart

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