Director of Modern Foreign Languages

Allestree Woodlands School, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 2LW

This job expired on 16 May 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    29 April 2022

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MPS/UPS £24,714 - £41,604

Director of Modern Foreign Languages job summary

As a result of continued and planned growth in numbers along with a commitment to delivering the best we can for our students, we are recruiting.

If you want to join an improving school that puts people and relationships at the heart of decision making, take a look. If you believe in the power of education to change lives and you share our values, we would love to hear from you.

Allestree Woodlands School is a popular and successful 11-18 school, providing high quality education for 1350 students (200+ in the sixth form). The school is situated on the northern edge of the city of Derby in a very pleasant setting overlooking the Kedleston Hall National Trust estate. We work as a great team together and are committed to the continuing professional development of all colleagues.

We are seeking to appoint a Director of Modern Foreign Languages to join our ambitious and improving Modern Foreign Languages Faculty. The ability to teach either Spanish, French or German to A-level is essential.

The Director of MFL will be responsible for securing high standards of teaching and learning in languages as well as securing high standards of achievement, progress and enjoyment for all students.

We are looking for a teacher with a proven track record of strong teaching and a commitment to continued professional learning and development. The successful candidate will have experience of leading curriculum/learning initiatives and will be aspirational about their career progression, seeking to make a positive impact on students’ experience of learning at Woodlands. In return we offer a friendly and supportive working environment where relationships between staff and students are very positive.

Allestree Woodlands School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be requested for the successful candidate.

The closing date for application is 9am 12th May 2022.

For more information and application documents please visit the vacancies page of the Allestree Woodlands School website: https://www.woodlands.derby.sch.uk/vacancies.

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TLR 1B £10,825

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About Allestree Woodlands School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1345 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01332 551921

At Allestree Woodlands, we pride ourselves on the warm and friendly atmosphere of the school. Relationships are important and we work to ensure that every student feels safe and happy. We strive for the best achievements for our students and believe that every young person deserves the chance to feel successful at school.

Our school aims are summed up in our mission statement:

Enabling aspiration and achievement for all, through delivery of a knowledge-rich curriculum underpinned by our CORE values:


This means that staff at Allestree Woodlands continue to review and improve our curriculum to ensure that knowledge acquisition is clear, coherent and that year on year learning builds on what has gone before so that students feel that they are moving forward and knowing more. As I have said to our students, this acquisition of knowledge gives power and confidence to believe in ourselves and put ourselves in new, unfamiliar, challenging and exciting situations in the future. We seek to equip all of our students to use their knowledge to plan for and achieve their next steps and to be aspirational for their futures. To do this, we must both support and challenge all young people to aspire, to dream of what might lie ahead and to work hard to make those ambitious goals possible. Why settle for less than our very best? When aspiration and hard work are combined, people achieve amazing things.

We are lucky to be a thriving school with a growing intake, a wide level 3 subject offer at post-16, superb extra-curricular opportunities in sports, technology and the creative and performing arts as well as possessing tremendous facilities. If you would like to know more, take a look at our website or arrange a visit. We have open evenings planned for this half-term for prospective students and their parents and you are most welcome to come along and get a feel for what Allestree Woodlands is all about.

Mrs G. Penny - Headteacher

Arranging a visit to Allestree Woodlands School

Please email k.challands@woodlands.derby.sch.uk if you would like to arrange a visit.

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