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Head of Department : MFL

Testbourne Community School, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7JF

This job expired on 20 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    20 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

MPR/UPR

Head of Department : MFL job summary

We are looking to appoint a highly capable Head of Modern Foreign Languages to lead an enthusiastic and supportive department. This post provides an exciting career opportunity for an ambitious and inspirational candidate who would like to further develop their career as part of our dynamic and highly effective middle leadership team. The ideal candidate may be an outstanding MFL teacher seeking to take the step into Middle Leadership or an experienced Head of Department looking for a new challenge. The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge, strong classroom management skills and the ability to inspire our pupils and staff with engaging teaching and leadership. The school places great emphasis on learning and achievement and, as such, the successful candidate will have a track record of excellent teaching and examination results alongside an ability to mentor, coach and lead others.

We are dedicated to offering the right candidate systematic professional development to enable them to achieve excellence. We provide a highly supportive environment with opportunities to develop as an education practitioner and leader. We offer coaching, peer support and opportunities to work with local subject networks to support new middle leaders and help them develop their leadership skills.

Testbourne Community School is an oversubscribed Outstanding School (Ofsted 2010) set in the heart of its community. Most of our students come from Whitchurch or one of its surrounding picturesque villages. Due to our location, we are also well-served by transport links to the towns of Basingstoke, Andover and Newbury, and the city of Winchester, which provides ample opportunity for networking with other schools and services. We are a growing school with approximately 940 students currently on roll.

We pride ourselves on the strength of staff and student relationships; our shared philosophy is embodied by our strapline ‘Achievement, Excellence and Integrity.’ We are passionate about teaching and learning, basing our approach on the latest educational and scientific research about how children learn. We operate with high levels of professional trust and autonomy and have an ambition to become an Institute of Learning Excellence in the future. We are a popular career destination for our trainees and many other staff. Find out about what it is like to work for us: Working for Us - Testbourne Community School

The successful candidate will:
• be an excellent teacher of Modern Foreign Languages;
• be passionate about MFL and engaging students in the subjects;
• have a passion for learning and teaching and be committed to raising standards across the department;
• be forward thinking and keen to develop as a practitioner;
• be willing to develop extra-curricular creative activities;
• have fantastic subject knowledge and be passionate about helping all students, including the most able and understand how to succeed in the subject;
• be able to inspire others to ensure the delivery of high-quality learning experiences for our students;
• have fantastic subject knowledge and understand how to teach highly challenging lessons so that students can reach the top grades in the subject;
• have wide and deep knowledge and understanding of the specifications in MFL and the implications these have for pedagogical practice in the department;
• have extremely high expectations of themselves and others;
• be committed to ongoing professional development in order to develop as a strong middle leader and beyond.

In return we:
• offer professional development and expertise to enable staff to achieve excellence;
• provide a highly supportive environment with opportunities to develop as an education practitioner;
• provide a highly professional and collaborative working environment focused on developing a love of learning;
• offer first rate personal career development to assist you in the fulfilment of your ambitions;
• offer an opportunity to demonstrate leadership and develop skills in a committed, evaluative and continually developing team.

Additional allowances

TLR1a £8,291

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About Testbourne Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
927 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01256890216

Testbourne Community School is an oversubscribed Outstanding School (Ofsted 2010) set in the heart of its community. Most of our students come from Whitchurch or one of its surrounding picturesque villages. Due to our location, we are also well-served by transport links to the towns of Basingstoke, Andover and Newbury, and the city of Winchester, which provides ample opportunity for networking with other schools and services. We are a growing school with approximately 940 students currently on roll.

We pride ourselves on the strength of staff and student relationships; our shared philosophy is embodied by our strapline ‘Achievement, Excellence and Integrity.’ We are passionate about teaching and learning, basing our approach on the latest educational and scientific research about how children learn. We operate with high levels of professional trust and autonomy and have an ambition to become an Institute of Learning Excellence in the future. We are a popular career destination for our trainees and many other staff. Find out about what it is like to work for us: Working for Us - Testbourne Community School

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