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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


French, German, Languages, Spanish

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS / UPS plus TLR1

Additional allowances

MPS / UPS plus TLR1

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will:

  • be an outstanding classroom teacher of MFL, able to teach throughout the age and ability range (Key Stage 3 to 5)
  • have a graduate qualification in a foreign language
  • be passionate about the teaching of MFL and be able to inspire a similar enthusiasm in our students
  • be committed to raising the attainment of all students and developing the quality of MFL provision in the school
  • be a strong leader which a clear vision for the teaching, curriculum and promotion of languages
  • be committed to supporting and contributing to our school ethos of 'Succeeding Together' and the values of Wisdom, Optimism, Resilience, Kindness and Service.

What the school offers its staff


A Church of England Academy

Member of the Minster Trust for Education

NOR 1650, inc. 400 in the Sixth Form, Age Range 7-18

Curriculum Team Leader Modern Foreign Languages

To commenceSeptember 2024

MPS / UPS plus TLR1

Permanent / Full Time

The Minster School is a highly regarded, oversubscribed school, serving the local community of Southwell and surrounding villages. As a Church of England Academy, we have a strong ethos which is based around our values of Wisdom, Optimism, Resilience, Kindness and Service through which we live and breathe our motto of 'Succeeding Together'. The school currently has 1650 students on roll including 380 students in the sixth form and 40 students in the Junior Department. We are regularly amongst the top schools in Nottinghamshire for achievement and attainment.

Alongside serving our own students, we are the home of East Midlands East Maths Hub, a strategic partner of the Redhill Teaching Hub and a member of the Minster Learning Alliance. The Minster School is a member of the Minster Trust for Education (MITRE), a multi academy trust.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, ambitious and creative individual to the post of Curriculum Team Leader for MFL (Head of MFL). The successful candidate will be expected to teach Spanish, French or German up to and including KS5. The ability to offer a second language from within this list is highly desirable, as is the ability to teach A Level French.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our large Languages faculty:

  • The team consists of 8 members of staff, including a number of native level French and Spanish specialists
  • In addition to the role of CTL, two Assistant CTLs support the department
  • The team are situated in a dedicated teaching corridor in the centre of the school, including a languages computer lab
  • We run many residential visits, including recent visits to France, Spain and Germany
  • We offer a number of languages enrichments including clubs, links with European partner schools and an off-timetable ‘Languages Day’ for Key Stage 3.

Further details about the role

Candidates should apply through the TES website and follow the guidance notes as provided. CVs will not be accepted. For further information about how to apply for this role, please read our ‘Guidance notes for applicants’ document which will be posted on the TES website under the job listing.

For more information about the role, including the opportunity for an informal discussion, please contact our HR Assistant Lizz Caunt –l.caunt@minsterschool.org.uk

Closing date: Wednesday 22nd May 2024 - 9.00am

Interviews: Friday 24th May 2024

The Minster Trust for Education is committed to safeguarding children and the promotion of equal opportunities for staff and students. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and complete a KCSIE Declaration.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy sooner if we receive suitable applications for the role.

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 The Minster School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 7 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1636 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 18

The Minster School is a founding member of the Minster Trust for Education, a multi-academy trust supporting the very best education in all its facets for children in Nottinghamshire

Arranging a visit to The Minster School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email l.caunt@minsterschool.org.uk.

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