Head of Department (Modern Foreign Languages)

Cockshut Hill School, Birmingham, West Midlands, B26 2HX

This job expired on 20 May 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    20 May 2022 at 3:00pm

  • Date listed

    9 May 2022

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Head of Department (Modern Foreign Languages) job summary

Are you a successful MFL leader and teacher with a strong track record of improving academic outcomes for young people looking for a new challenge within an exciting, innovative and supportive school? Do you seek a post with amazing opportunities to share your passion for MFL within an environment where you will be valued and supported?

We are delighted to offer a great opportunity to lead our MFL faculty here at Cockshut Hill. We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, excellent teacher and leader who is passionate about their subject and can evidence proven success in nurturing an environment within which everyone can reach their full potential – students and staff alike.

Join us and you will be part of a dynamic, enthusiastic and committed MFL department and academy team. You will lead this forward-thinking team across Key Stages 3 and 4 and the whole ability range, working together to create an extremely positive learning culture based on high expectations, the building of MFL skills and a huge passion for your subject. The role offers excellent opportunities for a well-qualified, creative specialist who will build on the success of the department and who is willing to commit to extra-curricular activities that add value to our school and community.
We believe in working collaboratively, sharing ideas and supporting each other to achieve great things as we further develop innovative teaching and learning strategies. This post will offer the successful applicant the opportunity to work with colleagues from across our trust and beyond to develop best practice and collaboratively plan for the delivery of an outstanding, innovative curriculum. You should be able to teach across the ability range for KS3 and KS4 and have a real interest in developing teaching and learning.

Why work for us?
The Trust offers:
• A strong focus on staff care and wellbeing
• High quality training and support in and across academies
• A clear career pathway
• Employee assistance programme
• Employee discount schemes

We welcome applications from both existing and aspiring leaders who can demonstrate their previous success in supporting students to achieve their full potential specifically and across the curriculum. If you feel that this could be the exciting opportunity and career advancement you are seeking, then please see the job description and person specification for further information.

Prospective candidates are very welcome to visit the school and can contact the school office on 0121 289 5900 to arrange this.

Additional allowances

plus TLR 2 (£7,017). Full time and permanent

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About Cockshut Hill School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
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School size
977 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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About our school

Cockshut Hill School is part of the Summit Learning Trust comprising Cockshut Hill, Lyndon School, Ninestiles, an Academy, four primary schools and the Solihull Sixth Form College. Our trust’s Professional Learning Institute offers all of our staff opportunities to collaborate with great educators from across our sector. Our school provides a friendly and supportive working environment, valuing each and every individual. We are committed to providing our students with the best education they need to become confident, articulate and successful adults in the future. We have a very reflective teaching staff body who welcome feedback from parents, carers and students to secure the needs of all learners. We are one of the few schools in Birmingham to receive The Rights Respecting Schools, UNICEF UK Gold Award, for successfully embedding children’s rights throughout the school in our practices and ethos. There is a strong culture of safeguarding and staff work positively with the leadership team to ensure students are kept safe.

This is an exciting time for our school as we strive to improve and are proud of our commitment to teaching and learning - our school motto is ‘Nothing But the Best’.

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