Head of MFL

Ark St Alban's Academy, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0YH

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    20 May 2022 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    12 May 2022

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Ark Main Scale or Ark Upper Pay Scale (£26,356 - £43,271), plus TLR 1c (£12,114)

Head of MFL job summary

Ark St Alban’s Academy
Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Ark St Alban’s Academy is seeking to appoint a skilled and enthusiastic teacher to lead its successful and growing MFL Department. The successful applicant to this post will be an ambitious, high-potential leader with an aspiration of being fast-tracked to Senior Leadership.

We prioritise a mastery of French from the beginning of Key Stage Three, where teachers at Ark St Alban’s Academy collaborate with colleagues across Ark Schools in the development of a knowledge rich, trust-wide curriculum which all pupils study. At Key Stage Four, many pupils study French or Spanish, and it is our intention in the years ahead that the whole cohort will study French for GCSE. Whilst we have not yet had a French or Spanish cohort through Key Stage 5, we are also keen to offer French and/or Spanish as an A-Level subject to support pupil access to a wide-range of courses when applying to university.

Pupils make good progress in languages at Ark St Alban’s Academy. We recognise that excellent attainment in languages provide our pupils with access to competitive transformational destinations. As such, the continued success of our languages department is central to our mission to prepare all of our pupils for success at university. The successful candidate will lead the development of our curriculum and they will lead the professional development and line-management of colleagues in the department. As well as leading colleagues within the department and collaborating with leaders of languages from the across the Ark network, the successful candidate will also join a thriving a thriving curriculum leadership team within the school that work together to drive whole school improvement.

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TLR 1c (£12,114)

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About Ark St Alban's Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
908 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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At Ark St Alban’s Academy we are supporting all of our pupils to climb the mountain to university. We believe that success in a university preparatory curriculum is the best way to make sure that all of our pupils can make meaningful choices about their future when they leave us. As such, we teach an academically rigorous curriculum and provide pupils with both the pastoral support and the excellent teaching that they need in order to thrive.

The successful candidate will work closely with leadership to promote excellence and enjoyment in the subject. With support, the successful candidate will be able to gain NPQ or other nationally recognised qualification to support and enhance their impact.

At Ark St Alban’s Academy, we are supporting all of our pupils to climb the mountain to university.

As a Church of England School, we believe that climbing the mountain to university is the best way to challenge all our pupils to fulfil their God-given talents. We also recognise our role in addressing inequality by ensuring that pupils drawn from a low-income community have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. This role will provide you with the opportunity to lead colleagues in achieving truly exceptional outcomes for the young people that we serve.

We are seeking a leader to join our work to provide a transformational education for all of our pupils.

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