Head of MFL

Breckland School, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0PE

7 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    6 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPR/UPR (£28,000 - £43,685 p/a) + TLR (£4,967 p/a)

Head of MFL job summary

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, creative and enthusiastic leader for our Modern Foreign Languages Faculty. The successful candidate will be committed to developing our high standards in teaching, learning and achievement and in extending the curriculum offer of the languages faculty.

We currently offer French to both Key Stage 3 and 4 but there is scope for development and modification to shape the curriculum, and the languages taught. French is a popular option choice at GCSE, with 3 classes in our current Year 10 cohort. We study the AQA GCSE Syllabus.

At Breckland School we value the importance that learning an additional language plays in the lives of our students. As a Head of Modern Foreign Languages, you will be a dedicated and reflective practitioner, with expert subject knowledge, who can take responsibility for the rapid progress of the students at each key stage. You will understand the need to provide a challenging, engaging and knowledge-rich curriculum for all students.

  • The successful candidate will:
  • Have excellent leadership qualities and a commitment to knowledge-rich teaching and learning opportunities for all of our students
  • Be passionate about languages and why students should study them
  • Have a proven track record of success and raising student attainment in MFL
  • Have the ability to deliver excellent lessons, which demonstrate high expectations of students, and inspire them to succeed, improving achievement at both Key Stages for all learners.
  • Be a reflective practitioner who is willing to challenge and be challenged
  • Be an excellent communicator, with an enthusiasm and ability to inspire others in their team

At Breckland School, we are committed to developing great teachers who are confident and effective in all aspects of their role and will offer continuous professional development opportunities for you to develop your teaching career within our school. Through our Unity Schools Partnership membership, you will become part of a wider MFL network and will have opportunities to work with other MFL HODs and subject experts in our Trust.

Breckland School is a good and improving school well regarded by the local community with whom it works closely. Staff enjoy working here and our students are well behaved and keen to learn. We welcome pre-application visits and know that our school community will impress you.

For an informal chat please contact Tarryn Berry, Assistant Principal on01842 819501or by email to tberry@brecklandschool.co.uk

All applications must be received through the Unity Schools Partnership careers website. We do not accept CVs.

Closing Date: 9am on Thursday 6th October 2022 with interviews occurring the following week.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

In line with safer recruitment, we are unable to accept CVs. Failure to complete an application form satisfactorily may result in not being shortlisted for the post.

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

Unity Schools Partnership, welcoming diversity.

Applying for the job

To apply, please visit https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/184502TVS

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Supporting documents

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About Breckland School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
549 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01842 819501

11-16 Secondary School in Brandon, West Suffolk.
Ofsted Good.

Arranging a visit to Breckland School

For an informal chat please contact Tarryn Berry, Assistant Principal on 01842 819501 or by email to tberry@brecklandschool.co.uk

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