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  • Start date details

    Starting either Easter Term or September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Permanent, full-time. The post holder is required to work on Saturday mornings, when the College is in session (typically 2 out of every 3 Saturdays).

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS minimum – UPS maximum

Additional allowances

plus TLR 2.3

What skills and experience we're looking for

Wymondham College seeks to recruit an excellent, highly effective teacher with well-developed leadership skills, enthusiasm and commitment to provide leadership to the Modern Foreign Languages Department. The successful candidate will lead a team of teachers and will be responsible for the academic development of students.

The ideal candidate must be able to teach both French and Spanish at KS3, ideally both languages to KS4, and a minimum of one of the 2 to KS5.


Personal Qualities. Wymondham College expects its teachers to have the following personal qualities:

  • Be a graduate teacher of Spanish and French;
  • Be willing and able to teach Spanish and French at all ages and ability within the College;
  • Be an innovative, independent thinker with the capacity for strategic thinking.
  • Be creative and proactive in finding solutions;
  • Be flexible and adaptive to changing needs and priorities;
  • Be resilient, calm and tenacious under pressure;
  • Be insightful and analytical with good problem-solving skills;
  • Have excellent communication skills and evidence of being able to build and sustain effective working relationships with staff, students, parents and the wider community;
  • Be a self-reflective practitioner who always seeks to improve;
  • See the ‘big picture’ in relation to whole school priorities & improvement;
  • Able to reason their educational philosophy, in tune with the school ethos;
  • Be willing to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school ;
  • Possess a sense of humour;
  • Have the ability to inspire and enthuse staff and students about their subject;
  • Be highly self-motivated, able to energise and motivate others;
  • Be insightful and understanding of national, international and research developments relevant to teaching and learning in their subject.

Professional Competence. Wymondham College expects its teachers to have the following professional competences, or in the case of newly qualified teachers, the College would expect them to develop the following competences:

  • Be an Outstanding Teacher (or have the potential to be) with evidence of impact on student outcomes with a proven track record of total commitment to helping every student achieve their very best and make progress;
  • Have excellent understanding of what constitutes excellence in teaching and learning;
  • Have a keen understanding of data and be able to analyse patterns in performance over time;
  • Be a positive role model for students and staff on a day-to-day basis;
  • Collaborate effectively with staff, parents/carers and students;
  • Liaise and work with partner schools, HEIs, Examination Boards and other relevant external agencies in the pursuit of continued improvement;
  • Excite and engage visitors about the College at Open Evenings and all other events;
  • Have very high expectations of the learning of all students at all times;
  • Work with colleagues to ensure embedded transition from Key Stage 3 to 5.

The qualifications and experience required of the Head of MFL are:

  • Have qualified teacher status.

What the school offers its staff

All College staff enjoy a number of non-contractual benefits, including:

  • Professional development
  • Free refreshments during term-time
  • Free on-site car parking
  • A generous pension as part of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Discounts, reward cards & promo codes via our staff benefits platform
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme, at no cost to you.

The College is focused on providing outstanding quality to their students and staff not only in education but also through its provision of exceptional facilities and accommodation on site across its 83-acre campus.

Further details about the role

Application closing date: 12 noon 14 February 2024

Interview date: Friday 16 February 2024

Complete an application form at: https://bit.ly/3Utz3aX

To find out more about Wymondham College, go to www.wymondhamcollege.org or www.se-trust.org

Or contact the HR team on hr@setrust.co.uk / 01953 609012

Commitment to safeguarding

The post-holder will be required to comply with the Wymondham College Code of Conduct for Staff and Volunteers. Wymondham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be prepared to undergo a number of checks to confirm their suitability to work with children and young people. The Trust welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.
In accordance with the Department of Education’s “Keeping Children Safe in Education”, references will be sought on all short-listed candidates before interview.

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About Wymondham College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1424 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Wymondham College is a member of the Sapientia Education Trust (SET). SET is an expanding multi-academy trust with 10 primary and 7 secondary schools. Wymondham College has over 400 staff dedicated to supporting World Class education. The College currently is one of the top State Schools in the Country and is recognised as one of the highest performing State Schools in the East of England, this is backed up by its most recent Ofsted review which rated the College as outstanding in both Education and Boarding inspections.

Arranging a visit to Wymondham College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email HR@setrust.co.uk.

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