This job expired on 16 October 2023

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    16 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    29 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR2 £4,948 P.A.

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Head of French who will share our determination to transform the life chances of our pupils. Queensbridge School is an 11 - 16 comprehensive, friendly and oversubscribed all-ability school of 900 pupils.

French is part of our core curriculum offer at Key Stage 3 and is also a popular subject at GCSE which, over the past few years, has had outstanding outcomes for students.We seek a well-qualified and experienced teacher of French to lead the department. The successful candidate will have the exciting opportunity of shaping the department according to their vision and harnessing the enthusiasm of pupils across all year groups. As Head of Department, the successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating all the work of their subject area.

This will be a exciting and immensely fulfilling role for the right candidate, and the school is committed to giving the appointee all necessary support to help them make a success of this key role. If you feel that you have the ambition and enthusiasm to lead this key department, we would be delighted to hear from you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Head of Department who:

  • Is infectiously enthusiastic about French with a real flair and passion to develop an engaging and innovative curriculum which will inspire and engage our students.
  • Has excellent subject knowledge and pedagogy in French.
  • Has excellent classroom management skills and a high expectation for all students based on a strong track record with examination groups.
  • Has the vision, drive and enthusiasm to have a significant impact on attainment and progress.

  • Has a desire to grow the department and further develop our offer to students.
  • Will actively contribute to the long term vision of the school.

What the school offers its staff

We are committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to support this we have a high quality bespoke programme for teachers at all stages of their professional career.

Further details about the role

Informal visits to our school welcome.

Should you require an application form or further information about the school please go to www.queensbridge.bham.sch.uk

Potential applicants should ensure that they read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and our Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy. These policies can be found at Stronger Together | Vacancies (queensbridge.bham.sch.uk)

Closing Date: 12pm on Monday 16th October 2023

Interviews: Thursday 19th October 2023

The School and all its staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. An online search will also be carried out on shortlisted candidates as part of due diligence on all shortlisted candidates.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak English fluently is an essential requirement for this role.

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About Queensbridge School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
904 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@queensbridge.bham.sch.uk.

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