Head of MFL Malcolm Arnold Academy, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Job description

You will lead the department and act as the core Leader for this subject area. 

You will be responsible for leading, managing, supporting and monitoring the work of the departmental team to secure effective leadership and management of the department and high standards of staff performance.

Essential educational requirements

Degree level or equivalent

Essential qualifications

Very strong track of professional development
Desirable: higher degree/professional qualification; membership of a national professional organisation

Essential skills and experience

• Plan strategically, to set out clear aims and objectives and to manage transformational change successfully
• Rigorous self-evaluation and review and to act on the findings in order to bring about improvement
• Lead and manage individuals and teams of staff so as to bring out the best in them and the best outcomes for students
• Provide effective support to staff so as to ensure the maintenance of good conduct and relationships
• Consistently delivering good and outstanding lessons that result in students meeting or exceeding KPI targets
• Use performance data to monitor standards of attainment and to plan appropriate interventions
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire confidence, trust and respect
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and confidence in the use of new technologies
• Assessing standards of teaching, learning and attainment to Ofsted criteria

Employee benefits

Teachers' Pension Scheme
Personal and Professional Development
Career progression

About Malcolm Arnold Academy

Malcolm Arnold Academy is a co-educational secondary school based in Northampton, Northamptonshire, for students aged 11-18. The school takes its name from the legendary composer Sir Malcolm Arnold. Born in Northampton in 1921, he was one of the leading figures in 20th-century classical music and helped to establish the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Trinity Avenue, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN2 6JW
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