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Director of Learning : Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Chipping Campden School, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L4 - L8

Job summary

This is an excellent opportunity to join a dedicated, talented and dynamic team and play a crucial part in the continuing success of our thriving ‘Outstanding School’ (Ofsted May 2017). Chipping Campden School is a mixed comprehensive, 11-19 converter academy, with an enviable reputation, located in the beautiful Cotswolds. Our School continues to go from strength to strength with fantastic results and committed, supportive staff.

The Team
You will be joining a well established, talented and dedicated team of professionals. The department comprises nine specialist Teachers, each able to offer two languages or more, the majority of whom teach at KS3, KS4 and KS5 levels. At KS3, students study two languages from French, German and Spanish, with many going on to select one of these at GCSE. In addition, we are in the fortunate position to have three part-time language assistants and an MFL learning mentor.

Our teachers are specialists in their subject areas and are supported by a senior leadership team, which consists of the Principal, two Vice Principals and five Assistant Principals (including SENDco). Each faculty area has a Director of Learning and Associate Heads of Faculty for English, Mathematics and Science.

What we are looking for
As part of the school’s extended leadership team, you will be an innovative leader and strategic thinker with proven leadership expertise. You will have the desire to drive and deliver developments through your leadership and management of a team. As part of the school’s Extended Leadership Team and as Head of Faculty you will shape, develop, organise and promote the efficiency and success of the Modern Foreign Languages Faculty. Aspiring to progress within the next five years, you will have a thorough understanding of delivering exceptional learning and teaching in an 11-19 mixed comprehensive school.

You will be able to demonstrate
• Ambition and drive to make a difference to students’ culture, learning and outcomes
• Leadership expertise
• Strategic planning at Department level
• Able to use data to monitor and improve student progress and outcomes
• Successful delivery of high quality MFL teaching across the age and ability range
• Excellent communication skills, able to inspire and motivate

Why work with us?
We deliver a vibrant comprehensive curriculum which is broad and balanced and continues to produce outcomes well in excess of the national norms at GCSE (sig+) and post-16 (sig+). We are continually developing and improving our facilities. During recent years, the school has enjoyed major improvements to its fabric - the most recent of which has been an extended state of the art sixth form, an additional science centre, new inclusion centre and further classrooms. We have extensive playing fields and recreation areas and a full size floodlit artificial grass hockey and football pitch. Further development of our school site is currently being undertaken with the exciting addition of a new performing arts theatre. Most of our classrooms are equipped with Apple Interactive TV’s and Wi-Fi with the vast majority of resources available through our virtual learning platform. In order to support the use of technology to enhance learning in the classroom, teachers are issued with an iPad and the vast majority of our students participate in our community one to one iPad scheme.

Additional Staff Benefits
• Free on-site gym and swimming pool
• Teachers’ Pension scheme membership
• Childcare voucher scheme
• Cycle scheme
• Health and wellbeing support including access to confidential support services
• Freshly prepared meals, cooked on site

Applying for the job

Full details about our school can be found on our website www.campden.school select school information/work here/vacancies for an application form. Should you wish to discuss any aspect of this role, please contact Mrs Smith, HR dsmith@campden.school in the first instance.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 10am on Tuesday 2nd March 2021.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 11th March 2021.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1344 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number
01386 848746

About Chipping Campden School

Chipping Campden School is an outstanding school (OfSTED 2017) with a long and distinguished history dating back to 1440, and a reputation to match. However, it is also a forward-looking school, striving always to provide the best opportunities for students to achieve their potential in a time of rapid change.

We provide a relevant and challenging curriculum to meet student developing interests and ambitions and our school environment is one which promotes high quality learning. However, education for life is about much more than the academic content of courses, and Chipping Campden School offers a wide range of enriching opportunities to prepare its students for their futures.

It is difficult to put into words the very special ethos of Chipping Campden School but is an inclusive and affirming place to be, both as a student and member of staff.
Located in such an outstandingly attractive town in the Cotswolds, you can enjoy living/working in such an area that is only a short journey from Stratford-Upon-Avon, Cheltenham and Evesham. Moreton has a main line station with direct link to Oxford and London.

There are approximately 1418 students in School, including 323 in the Sixth Form. Every student is treated as an individual while being developed into an active and positive member of the school community and a global citizen. The school offers a very wide range of extra-curricular activities including sport, music and drama and standards here are also very high.

We have a stable staff of well-qualified and talented professionals, united in our desire to ensure that all students reach their potential. We work collaboratively with parents, partner schools and colleges and external agencies to support individual students in this. There is a well established provision of staff development and regular meetings allowing opportunities to communicate, share good practice and challenge and ensure all are secure in the part they play in the success of the school.

School location

Cider Mill Lane, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6HU

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