Director of Learning: Modern Foreign Languages (French & Spanish)

Eden Girls' School Waltham Forest, Walthanstow

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Job details

Subjects French, Spanish
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job description

Do you have what it takes to nurture today’s young people and inspire tomorrow’s leaders? Do you have the drive, passion and commitment to deliver outstanding learning and teaching to young people in a disadvantaged community? If so, becoming a Star teacher might just be the best career move you ever make.

About Eden Girls' School, Waltham Forest

Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest is a Muslim faith-based secondary school for 11 to 18 year old girls, which welcomes pupils from all faiths and none. We opened in Walthamstow in 2014 and, like all Star schools, we have a leadership specialism. We were graded as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted during our first inspection in April 2017.

We have an exemplary reputation for excellence in every aspect of school life. We provide a knowledge-based academic curriculum alongside a rich and diverse leadership programme that grows character and inspires charitable and social action. Our pursuit of educational excellence is based upon our fundamental belief that every pupil has the capacity to become a successful and inspirational leader.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a Director of Learning for English with a proven track record of success in improving standards and raising pupil outcomes. We want to hear from talented middle leaders looking to extend their experience, and outstanding, ambitious teachers seeking their first middle leadership post.

As an experienced teacher, you will develop an exciting curriculum that suits every type of learner and have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of our young people. The successful candidate will be a committed team player with excellent organisational and motivational skills.

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to lead a successful faculty drawing on your extensive teaching and leadership experience. As a Star middle leader, you’ll join the Star Academies family, a high-performing and supportive network of primary and secondary schools with some of the best leaders in education.

You will have:

• A degree-level qualification and Qualified Teacher Status
• The ability to teach to GCSE standard
• Experience of sustained delivery of outstanding attainment and achievement
• Experience of innovation and creativity to engage, enthuse and progress learners.

About Star Academies

Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 20 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.

Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level.

We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.

Find out more

Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role. For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please call us on 0208 523 1810.

Key Dates

Closing Date: Friday, 4 April 2020 at midnight

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Proposed Start Date: To be confirmed

Our Commitment

Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

Essential educational requirements

A degree (2ii or above) in relevant subject.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status.

Essential skills and experience

Track record of delivering ‘outstanding’ teaching.

Successful and sustained delivery of outstanding attainment and achievement.

Employee benefits

1. Competitive Salaries
2. Pension Scheme
3. National Terms and Conditions
4. Simply Health
5. Cycle to work scheme

School overview

School type Free School, Muslim
Education phase Secondary
School size 538 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Eden Girls' School Waltham Forest website (opens in a new window)
Contact email sufurah.mahmood@edengirlswalthamforest.tetrust.org

About Eden Girls' School Waltham Forest

Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest is a 700 place 11-18 Muslim faith-based girls’ secondary school. It opened in September 2014, admitting 152 girls into Years 7 and 8, and continues to build up its pupil numbers year on year. The school welcomes applications from pupils of all faiths and none. Like all Star schools, it has “Leadership” as a specialism. Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest was assessed as “outstanding” in every category at its first Ofsted inspection in April 2017.

School location

Silver Birch House, Walthanstow, E17 5SD