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Curriculum Leader of Modern Foreign Languages

Landau Forte College, Derby, Derbyshire

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subject
Languages
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Competitive – discuss with Principal

Job summary

We have a job vacancy for a Curriculum Leader of Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish & French)
Do you want to work with inquisitive students and dedicated staff? Do you value being at the heart of a vibrant city? Does this sound like your perfect job?

Then Landau Forte College Derby is the place for you.

*Key information
• Contract: Full time, Permanent
• Start date: August 2021
• Salary: Competitive – discuss with Principal
• Closing Date: 01 March 2021

*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) or Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS)
• Healthcare Cash Plan, from Vitality Health
• Complimentary gym membership

*Person specification
The person we are looking for should:
• Be creative and hardworking.
• Have excellent personal organisational skills.
• Be adaptable with a good sense of humour and able to take the initiative.
• Be a very good team worker with the capacity to build relationships at all levels across the organisation.
• Be prepared to contribute to broad aspects of Modern Foreign Languages and related activities.
• Be proactive; a forward thinker with an effective grasp of developments within Modern Foreign Languages .
• Be able to work successfully as part of a highly effective and successful team.
Qualifications and experience:
• A graduate with qualified teacher status.
• An outstanding teacher in Modern Foreign Languages 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 the place of Modern Foreign Languages in the development of young people and of the place of within the wider curriculum.

*Job description
Introduction to the Department
There are currently 5 members of the Modern Foreign Languages Team. Modern Foreign Languages is extremely well taught across all Key Stages, including Sixth Form education, with students reaching high levels of achievement.
The College is a first-class learning environment with excellent facilities and equipment. The MFL learning area is equipped to office environment standards with interactive whiteboards in all rooms, a dedicated MFL ICT room, and a staff workroom.

Duties of role will include:
• To be able to secure high standards of learning and achievement across the full ability range at both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5
• To be able to demonstrate excellent subject knowledge
• To be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge and understanding of a range of teaching, learning and assessment strategies and know how to use them to provide opportunities for all learners to achieve their potential
• To have high expectations of young people
• To be prepared to contribute to broad aspects of Modern Foreign Languages within the school.
• To be able to work effectively as part of a team, to identify opportunities for sharing good practice
Plan and deliver high quality teaching and learning which:
• Develops the whole learner, including skills of enquiry and curiosity; is engaging, appropriately challenging and relevant.
• Meets the needs of all learners, taking into account the individual requirements of each student.
• Fulfils the demands of the relevant specifications, tutor guides and college ethos.
• Makes a positive impact on student attainment and achievement.

Work with other staff in contributing to student learning including:
• Supporting students outside their timetabled learning sessions through support clinics and tutorials.
• Enhancing students’ experience of Modern Foreign Languages through involvement in enrichment and extension activities.
• Prepare and lead Modern Foreign Languages team meetings.
• Working with other staff to enhance the curriculum, innovate new ideas to improve student outcomes and provide wider enriching experiences for students.

Assessment and Reporting:
• Provide students with regular, incisive feedback in response to their written work.
• Ensure that marking, recording and reporting are in line with school policies.
• Ensure that appropriately challenging targets are set and used with all students, and that these targets are reviewed regularly with respect to attainment and achievement.
• Be able to accurately assess each learning groups’ levels of attainment against student targets and national benchmarks.

Fulfil wider professional responsibilities including:
• Set and maintain high standards, expectations and aspirations for both staff and students, ensuring they are treated with dignity and respect and that they receive appropriate guidance, support and recognition.
• Maintain a safe and well-ordered learning environment, safeguarding students’ health and safety, managing behaviour effectively and rewarding success appropriately.
• Actively seek opportunities for professional development to further enhance pedagogy and practice, and keep up to date with curriculum and qualification changes.

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 College;
• 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 college 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 College 'Assessment, Recording and Reporting' policy and procedures;
• roles and responsibilities are delegated appropriately. Objectives are set which provide opportunity for the Modern Foreign Languages team to professionally develop;
• the Modern Foreign Languages 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 Modern Foreign Languages team team, with other relevant teachers and leaders.

Employee benefits

• 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) or Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS)
• Healthcare Cash Plan, from Vitality Health
• Complimentary gym membership

Applying for the job

https://lfct.org.uk/vacancy/curriculum-leader-of-modern-foreign-languages-spanish-french/

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1110 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
recruitment@lfct.org.uk

About Landau Forte College

Landau Forte College Derby is a highly successful and heavily oversubscribed 11 – 19 school with a strong record of success across all aspects of its work. We are an inclusive and diverse school and we hold outstanding teaching and learning at the centre of everything we do. We aim to inspire, engage and challenge all our young people, regardless of background, to be the best that they can be. We have the highest expectations of all in a supportive, happy and welcoming environment. Our students are active, responsible citizens, ready to make a difference in the local, national and global community.

In May 2014 we were accredited as a School Centre for Teacher Training by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

School location

Fox Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2LF

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