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  • Start date details

    Summer Term

  • Closing date

    16 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    1 February 2024

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Modern Languages

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (Actual) plus TLR 2a and Aspirations Programme

Director of Learning and Standards - Modern Foreign Languages job summary

Gospel Oak School are looking for an ambitious and experienced teacher with a proven track record of enabling high achievement.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified teacher keen to start the next stage of their career and

take their first step into middle leadership or an existing middle leader who is looking to start their journey into senior leadership. You will have had some experience in your current role with regards to leading an area of development within the department and will be able to demonstrate the impact that this has had. This position will give you the opportunity to expand your experience whilst playing to your strengths and passion for the subject.

Alongside the salary and TLR, there is also an opportunity to become part of the CENTRAL Aspirations Programme. The CENTRAL Aspirations Programme are keen to recruit teachers into the programme who are aligned with our mission to support social justice through exceptional schools, our values and Our Distinctive Culture. You must have a passion for working in areas of high deprivation and be keen to improve the life chances of all the pupils/students in our Trust. Further information can be found here.

You will be joining a group of 12 successful schools serving approximately 4000 children from nursery through to 19 years of age as part of the Central Regions Schools Trust, founded by the RSA. Gospel Oak School in Tipton (West Midlands) is an oversubscribed and expanding 11-19 school with 1275 students (including Sixth Form). The school is highly aspirational, boasting fantastic facilities for both students and staff.

Job Description

As a Director of Learning and Standards you will play a critical role in the School. As a DLS, you will play a pivotal role in raising achievement at all 3 key stages and supporting colleagues to further improve teaching and learning.

The Director of Learning and Standards must be able to

  • To embody the values, vision and ethos of the Central Region Schools Trust and assist the Principal in delivering policy which will ensure high quality and successful outcomes.
  • To support the monitoring, evaluation and continuous review of the quality and effectiveness within the school.
  • To support the collaborative work with the Trust, the school as well as within the local community.
  • To ensure high quality teaching and excellent learning outcomes within the curriculum area and create a climate where students achieve their potential.
  • Ensure all students within the subject achieve their full potential and targets.
  • To inspire staff and students who study in this Curriculum Area with a love for this subject, leading them to explore it and value it for their whole life.

Next steps

If you are excited by this role and believe you have the vision and values to fulfil this challenge, then please contact the HR department on GOSHR@gospeloakschool.co.uk or by calling us on 0121 556 1351.

A visit to the School and an informal chat with the Principal is welcomed and encouraged prior to making your application.

Closing date: Friday 16th February 2024 @ 9:00am

Commitment to safeguarding

Central Region Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All our posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, 2 work references and other employment checks.

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About Gospel Oak School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1223 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Gospel Oak School, formerly the RSA Academy serves the borough of Sandwell, but due to its geographical position students join us from Wolverhampton and Walsall. In 2017 the school joined the Central RSA Academies Trust and has been working closely and collaboratively across the trust to offer greater opportunities for all. Over the last 5 years the trust has grown in size and strength, from September 2021 the trust is now an academy approved sponsor in its own right and the RSA will no longer sponsor the trust, although we will continue to work closely with the RSA. This changing relationship has provided the trust and the school to rebrand ourselves, the trust will now be known as Central Region Schools Trust and the school; Gospel Oak School.

The rebrand for the school has allowed us to reflect on the true heritage of the local community. The school is based in Gospel Oak and as a community we are very proud of our Black Country heritage, it is for this reason our new branding reflects the colours of the Black Country along with symbolic representation of the area, with the narrowboat which reflects the locality of the Gospel Oak canal basin, the oak tree for when the parish was so large the parishioners prayed under it once a month and the Black Country links to industry within the area.

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