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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 February 2024 at 11:25am

  • Date listed

    25 January 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS + TLR1b plus possible relocation allowance

Additional allowances

TLR1b plus possible relocation allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

As a CURRICULUM TEAM LEADER you are also responsible for:



  • Ensure departmental and school improvement through the implementation of the school development plan and school policies.

  • Supervision and guidance of students and staff.

  • Represent the department at Curriculum Team Leaders’ meetings and proactively support wider school development priorities.


  • Induction and guidance of all MFL staff

  • Monitoring and management of all departmental work including assessment.

  • Effective chairing of calendared team meetings including the sharing of agendas and action points.

  • Represent the department at Curriculum Team Leaders’ meetings.

  • Support the safer recruitment process of new colleagues.

  • Lead in the professional development of your team, keeping the team informed of curriculum development and policy implementation.

  • Implement and participate in our performance development review process (appraisal).



Ensure effective practice in accordance with the school policy.


  • Effectively manage students’ behaviour in accordance with the school Culture for learning policy, applying appropriate departmental rewards and sanctions, including promoting the use of restorative approaches to behaviour management and establishing positive relationships with students and families.


  • Ensure that procedures are carried out so that students’ records are accurate, updated and accessible e.g. attendance registers, internal communications, reports.


  • Organise and administer appropriate and effective report writing to parents/carers, as identified in the school monitoring evaluation and review calendar.


  • Monitor the standard of uniform in accordance with school policy and deal with any uniform variations.


  • Lead the team in planning for departmental improvement including the effective implementation of whole school priorities.

  • Lead in the development and regular revision of appropriate schemes of learning that include assessment and

  • adaptations in planning for effective teaching and learning for all students in accordance with school guidelines.

  • Monitor and account for the quality of teaching and learning in the department, to include regular lesson observations, monitoring the standards and effectiveness of feedback through work sampling, moderation, analysing the quality and regularity of homework, maintenance of appropriate records.

  • Lead and advise on classroom management and the development of high quality teaching and learning.

  • Liaise closely with Year Leaders to monitor student progress and agree interventions to raise achievement.

  • Ensure the effective organisation of clubs, trips and visits.

  • Manage the effective provision of all resources, human, financial and physical.


  • Ensuring clear and effective methods of assessment in lines with national and school policies.

  • Ensuring that all relevant prior and current performance data is used to monitor individual student progress.

  • Ensuring KS3, KS4 and KS5 attainment targets are met using all appropriate strategies for improvement and student support.


  • To ensure the health and safety of all students and to report concerns to the line manager promptly.


  • Follow all school safeguarding procedures and policies.

What the school offers its staff

Sackville is a vibrant school, with supportive families, colleagues and students who behave well and are a genuine delight to be around. This is a harmonious andhappy place to work, with colleagues who want the very best for our students and work hard to achieve it. Our mottoof 'Together We Achieve' very much resonates throughout the school.

Our academic standards are high, and our students make good progress with Progress 8 being significantly above average in recent years. We regularly have students achieve places atOxbridge, with many more going on toRussell Group and other universities. However, as a truly inclusive and comprehensive school, we are equally proud of the students whosuccessfully move on to apprenticeships, and into employment or training to meet their personal ambitions.

Pastoral care and the support we give students to achieve in life and in learning is of equal importance to us. We believe that every member of our community has a part to play in this, beginning with the role of the form tutor.

We believe in offering a broad and balanced curriculum in which trips, visits, clubs, charity work and competitions play a vital part. Our vision is for our students to leave the school with the best grades possible to support the next step of their journey, but we will only have fully achieved our vision if they also leave as well rounded, confident and curious young adults who believe in themselves, that anything is possible and go on to achieve great things in their future.

Further details about the role

Required for September, we are looking to appoint a strong classroom practitioner and leader with a clear vision for MFL education. You will need to have a drive for raising standards but more importantly a commitment to instilling your love of languages, culture and diversity on our students.

This is an exciting time for the MFL Faculty. It is fully staffed with specialists and we currently offer three languages throughout the school. The subject is expanding with a recent change to our curriculum model and a drive for more students to continue their language learning and love of the subject for longer. The department has its own suite of rooms and office, its own Foreign Language Assistants and offers an extensive range of extra curricular clubs and trips.

The key responsibilities are:

  • To uphold and develop the ethos, values and aims of Sackville School through effective leadership and to develop, monitor and evaluate teaching and learning strategies and curriculum planning to meet the needs of all learners

  • To drive up student attainment and progress through quality first teaching and effective assessment.

  • To organise and lead extra-curricular provision

  • To develop the MFL team and become a beacon department within the school

  • To contribute positively and creatively to the school’s middle leadership team and whole school priorities

Sackville is an exceptionally friendly and supportive community built on strong relationships which allow every student to thrive. We have acquired a deserved reputation for fighting for every child, to support every student in achieving their full potential and develop a lifelong love of learning. Our GCSE results are consistently strong with very positive progress 8 scores. Our large sixth form is also thriving and successful.

Please submit a letter of application addressing the following:

  • How success in your current role has prepared you for this post

  • How you will approach the role of Curriculum Team Leader of MFL at Sackville.

Closing Date: 8.00 am Monday 26 February 2024 Interview date: Thursday 29 February 2024

We reserve the right to close and shortlist early, therefore early applications are encouraged.

Application letters should be addressed to the Headteacher, Jo Meloni, on no more than two sides of A4. Please send your letter, together with the application form and safer recruitment form to the Headteacher’s PA Katie Dawson kdawson@sackvilleschool.org.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

Sackville School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is covered by the Protection of Children Act and any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service. It should be noted that it is a requirement of the Governors of Sackville School that candidates should, whenever possible, name as referees current and former employers (via Heads or Principals where employment at educational institutions is concerned).

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About Sackville School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1719 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Sackville is an oversubscribed, vibrant and highly successful community of learners with strong results and high staff morale. We are an open, inclusive and fully comprehensive school.

Arranging a visit to Sackville School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kdawson@sackvilleschool.org.uk.

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