Head of MFL Outwood Academy Shafton, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Job description

Head of MFL
Outwood Academy Shafton

Required from September 2020.
Salary Range: L1-L5

Are you an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher of MFL looking for a new challenge in an Outstanding Trust?
Come and join our team at Outwood Academy Shafton!
We are seeking a Head of MFL with the drive and vision to deliver excellence in MFL in a school where success in Languages is a clear focus. You will ensure effective teaching and learning is in place in MFL to ensure outstanding outcomes for students and increased numbers studying MFL at GCSE.
Outwood Academy Shafton is one of 22 Secondary Academies in Outwood Grange Academies Trust. Being part of the Trust means that all staff have access to excellent opportunities for professional development at all levels, with scope to build a career across a range of schools. In MFL there is a dedicated team of Directors who provide subject specific CPD and in school support to ensure that quality teaching and learning leads to outstanding outcomes for all students.
The MFL Department at Outwood Academy Shafton currently offers French in Years 7 & 8 and French & German to GCSE. We are looking at the possibility of introducing Spanish in the near future. Therefore successful applicants will offer French as a main language and knowledge of another language is desirable to GCSE. The department will have 4 members of MFL staff from September 2020. We are looking for an inspiring leader who has high aspirations for both staff and students, who is committed, and passionate about language learning. Leadership experience is not essential, but applicants must be able to demonstrate the skills required to lead a department.
If you are interested, please apply now! We invite you to contact Carine Seimandi (c.seimandi@outwood.com) should you have any questions or require further details. A visit to the school is encouraged and can be arranged if required.
Application packs for the above vacancy are available to download from: www.outwood.com or contact HR Dept, Outwood Academy Shafton

Closing date: Monday 24th February
Interviews: Friday 28th February

The Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.Academies Website https://recruitment.outwood.com/ only applications completed on an original Outwood application form will be considered; incomplete application forms and CV’s will not be considered. To request an application pack if you do not have internet access please call Tel: 01226 717730.

Essential educational requirements

A degree in an appropriate discipline and completion of an appropriate teacher training course
Evidence of further study desirable

Essential qualifications

A degree in an appropriate discipline and completion of an appropriate teacher training course with QTS

Essential skills and experience

Successful experience of teaching MFL at all key stages
Head of Department experience
Evidence of managing and leading a new initiative across a department or whole school
Recent experience of the involvement in or leadership of out of school visits
Proven track record of making a difference to the learning and experiences of students inside and outside the classroom

About Outwood Academy Shafton

Engine Lane, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S72 8RE
Outwood Academy Shafton website (opens in a new window)