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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 April 2024 at 1pm

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Subject

Modern Languages

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS plus TLR plus £1000 allowance per annum

Head of MFL job summary

Based at Eden Park High School

Education for the 21st Century is a values-led organisation, driven by a determination to create welcoming and open schools for the local community, where every person thrives, makes excellent progress, and succeeds. We are committed to improving outcomes and transforming lives, realising social mobility, and the transformative power of education. We value the difference in all of our schools while seeking to bring them together around a framework that delivers an enriching experience and a great education for the young people within our care. 

We want the very best for all of our young people. Our plan to ensure that we deliver great schools is underpinned by our shared values of trust, kindness, and endeavour. Our schools and our staff are collaborative and we seek to create consistency and quality throughout.  

Our leaders create improvement in schools that is robust and sustainable. We are as enthusiastic about developing and nurturing our staff, as we are about developing our young people. Our professional development programs and our approach to school improvement provide quality and rigor while creating a depth of experience and learning for our staff. 

About the role:

Strategic direction and development of the subject

Within the context of the school’s aims and objectives, develop and implement subject policies, plans, targets and practices

  • - develop and implement policies for the subject which reflect the school’s commitment to high achievement and effective teaching and learning

  • - make contributions to whole school strategic direction and development

  • - create a climate which enables other staff to maintain positive attitudes to the subject and confidence in teaching it

  • - establish a clear, shared understanding of the importance and role of the subject in contributing to pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, intellectual and physical development, and in preparing pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life

  • - use data effectively to identify pupils who are underachieving and, where necessary, create and implement effective plans of action to support those pupils

  • - analyse and interpret relevant national, local and school data, plus research and inspection evidence, in to inform policies, practices, expectations, targets and teaching methods

  • - establish short, medium and long term plans for the development and resourcing of the subject, which:

  • contribute to whole school aims, objectives, policies and practices

  • are based on a range of comparative information and evidence, including in relation to the prior attainment of pupils and the results of any other tests used by the school

  • identify realistic and challenging targets for improvement in the subject

  • are understood by all those involved in putting the plans into practice

  • are clear about action to be taken, responsibilities, timescales and criteria for success

  • - monitor the progress made in achieving subject plans and targets, evaluate the impact on teaching and learning and use this analysis to inform further strategies for improvement

  • - prepare an annual self-review, including an analysis of public examination results, and attend a meeting with the Leadership Group to discuss.

Leading and managing staff

Heads of Department provide to all those with involvement in the teaching of the subject, the support, challenge, information and development necessary to sustain motivation and secure improvement in teaching and learning

  • - establish clear expectations and constructive working relationships among staff involved in the subject, through team work and mutual support; devolving responsibilities and delegating tasks, as appropriate; evaluating practice; and developing an acceptance of accountability

  • - sustain the motivation of all staff involved in the subject area.

  • - participate in the recruitment of subject staff

  • - audit training needs, participate in performance management and use the process to develop the professional and personal effectiveness of staff

  • - lead professional development of staff through example and support, and co-ordinate the provision of high quality professional development

  • - devise a focused programme of lesson observation and use the findings to disseminate good practice

  • - ensure that ITT, Teach First and ECTs are appropriately trained, monitored, supported and assessed in relation to national standards

  • - liaise with other colleagues, on cross-curricular matters and support for pupils with special educational needs

  • - oversee the Curriculum Area’s presence at whole school functions

  • - ensure that the Leadership Group and governors are kept well informed about subject policies, plans and priorities, your success in meeting objectives and targets and subject-related professional plans. Heads of Department secure and sustain effective teaching of the subject, evaluate the quality of teaching and standards attained and set targets for improvement

  • - ensure curriculum coverage, continuity and progression in the subject for all pupils, including those of high ability and those with special educational needs

  • - ensure that teachers are clear about the learning objectives in lessons, understand the sequence of teaching and learning in the subject, and communicate this information to pupils

  • - ensure that all teachers produce a detailed plan for every lesson, in accordance with the Eden Park High School Policy

  • - provide guidance on the choice of appropriate teaching and learning methods to meet the needs of the subject and of different pupils

  • - plan the most effective grouping of pupils to meet all needs

  • - ensure effective development of pupils’ literacy, numeracy and ICT skills through the subject

  • - establish, implement and monitor clear policies and practices for assessing, recording and reporting on student achievement and use this information to recognise achievement and to help pupils in setting targets for further improvement

  • - ensure consistency in the regular setting, monitoring and marking of homework appropriate to all year and ability groups including the extended learning projects in Years 7 and 8.

  • - through monitoring the regular setting of homework establish intervention strategies and follow-up procedures as required to embed the school homework policy.

  • - ensure that information about pupils’ achievements in previous classes and schools is used effectively to secure good progress in the subject

  • - set expectations and targets for staff in relation to the quality of teaching

  • - set expectations and targets for staff and pupils in relation to examination results and evaluate progress towards these outcomes

  • - evaluate the teaching of the subject and use this analysis to identify effective practice and areas for improvement, and take action to improve further the quality of teaching and learning

  • - ensure development of pupils’ individual and collaborative study skills necessary for them to become increasingly independent learners both in and out of school

  • - ensure that teachers are aware of the subject’s contribution to pupils’ understanding of the duties, opportunities, responsibilities and rights of citizens

  • - take responsibility for the management of pupils by using effective strategies at an early stage, thus avoiding the need to refer problems to others

  • - establish a partnership with parents to involve them in their child’s learning of the subject, as well as providing information about curriculum, attainment, progress and targets

  • - develop effective links with the local community, including business and industry, in order to extend the subject curriculum, enhance teaching and to develop pupils’ wider understanding.

    Efficient and effective deployment of staff and resources

Heads of Department identify appropriate resources for the subject and ensure that they are used efficiently, effectively and safely

  • - establish staff and resource needs for the subject and advise the Leadership Group of likely priorities for expenditure, and allocate available subject resources with maximum efficiency to meet the objectives of the school and subject plans and to achieve value for money

  • - prepare and manage the curriculum area’s budget plan and be accountable for curriculum area expenditure

  • - deploy, or advise the Headteacher on the deployment of staff in the subject to ensure the best use of subject, technical or other expertise

  • - ensure the effective and efficient management and organisation of learning resources, including ICT

  • - maintain existing resources and explore opportunities, including preparing bids, to develop or incorporate new resources from a wide range of sources inside and outside school

  • - use accommodation to create and effective and stimulating environment for the teaching and learning of the subject including display

  • - ensure that there is a safe working and learning environment in which concerns are properly assessed reported and acted upon

Line Leader Role

  • - Line lead in accordance with the School’s Performance Management Policy and structure.

  • - Meet regularly with these staff, identify training needs and act as their reviewer and coach for the purposes of performance management.

  • - Induct staff effectively into School policies and continuously model and reinforce high standards.

*We reserve the right to this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

Education for the 21st Century is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Education for the 21st Century is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Commitment to safeguarding

Education for the 21st Century is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Education for the 21st Century is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

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About Eden Park High School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1190 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Education for the 21st Century is a values-led organisation, driven by a determination to create welcoming and open schools for the local community, where every person thrives, makes excellent progress, and succeeds. We are committed to improving outcomes and transforming lives, realising social mobility, and the transformative power of education. We value the difference in all of our schools while seeking to bring them together around a framework that delivers an enriching experience and a great education for the young people within our care.

We want the very best for all of our young people. Our plan to ensure that we deliver great schools is underpinned by our shared values of trust, kindness, and endeavour. Our schools and our staff are collaborative, and we seek to create consistency and quality throughout.

Our leaders create improvement in schools that is robust and sustainable. We are as enthusiastic about developing and nurturing our staff, as we are about developing our young people. Our professional development programs and our approach to school improvement provide quality and rigor while creating a depth of experience and learning for our staff.

In joining Eden Park High School and the family of schools within E21C you will gain access to an unparalleled level of support and development in a forward-thinking school and trust.

Eden Park High School is a new school in Beckenham. We opened in 2017, moved into our purpose-built new premises in 2019, celebrated our first ever GCSE results in 2022 and have opened our new Sixth Form this September. With a new and expanded leadership team, this young school is starting an exciting new chapter as we build the culture, systems and teams that will see us expand further over the next two years and deliver an outstanding quality of education for the community.

We are currently recruiting exceptional teachers and support staff who want to be part of our journey of transformation. We want people who will share in our ethos and values and set a new standard of excellence and inspire young minds.

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