13 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS + TLR2 £5294

Additional allowances

TLR 2 £5294

What skills and experience we're looking for

The school is looking to appoint an experienced, dynamic and innovative teacher with excellent team management and organisational skills as Curriculum Area Leader for Modern Foreign Languages.
This is a full-time position but we would consider a request for a part-time contract (0.8 full time equivalent).

The successful candidate will possess a clear vision of the role of Modern Foreign Languages within the wider curriculum and how this can be developed in the light of changes to the education and employment landscape. They will have a passion for languages and desire to inspire young people to continue and develop their learning to GCSE and beyond. They will demonstrate excellent knowledge of current trends in foreign language pedagogy and be prepared to explore and contribute to adventurous, innovative approaches to classroom teaching, including via language learning technology.

What the school offers its staff

At Wadebridge we try to balance an unwavering focus on progress and achievement for all, with working tirelessly to support our young people in every aspect of their lives; standing alongside them to build the skills and strategies needed in order to remove barriers to their learning and/or social and emotional development. As a school we are committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of everyone in our school community and this starts with our staff: health and wellbeing is the number one priority on all our school improvement and professional growth plans. In 2020 our work in this area was recognised by Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools when we were achieved a Gold Award (the full report can be accessed here). In November 2023 we were successfully reaccredited for the Gold Award (the full report can be viewed here).

Some of the strategies we have implemented include:-

  • Over 130 colleagues at all levels (95% of the full staff body) have completed a two-day training programme with MHFA England to be certificated as Mental Health First Aiders
  • We have an extensive and highly effective student support team
  • A dedicated team of Health Champions focussing on strategies to promote positive staff wellbeing
  • Fully paid wellbeing time built into the school calendar each half term
  • The school subscribes to Education Support’s Employee Assistance Programme providing all colleagues with access to

o A range of clinically robust counselling options,

o Financial, legal and practical support from qualified professionals on a range of personal issues

o Access to online health and wellbeing resources and a specialist information service

o A dedicated coaching service for line managers, aimed at developing soft skills and building confidence for handling challenging situations.

Further details about the role

Students at Wadebridge study either French or Spanish at Key Stage 3. There is a consistent uptake of either one or two groups in both French and Spanish at GCSE and both the department and the school are looking to increase interest and numbers opting for MFL going forward. A bespoke curriculum is followed at Key Stage 3, resourced as appropriate from the Pearson Viva and Dynamo courses. For GCSE, the Edexcel exam is used, with the Year 11 curriculum based on Studio and Viva GCSE and Year 9 and 10 based on the new GCSE resources.

The department consists of three teachers with the additional advantage of foreign language assistants for both French and Spanish, who are deployed each year by the school. These assistants work with small groups of students both inside and outside the classroom in addition to running cultural language clubs and helping with after school GCSE support.

Interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 6th May 2024.

Commitment to safeguarding

Wadebridge School is committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
All short-listed candidates will be subject to appropriate on-line/social media searches.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to rhughes@wadebridge.cornwall.sch.uk

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About Wadebridge School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1070 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01208 812881

Wadebridge School is a popular and successful 11-16 secondary school located on the beautiful North Cornish coast. The school serves the two towns of Wadebridge and Padstow together with the surrounding villages across a large rural area. The school is a strong, single academy trust, and the most recent OfSTED inspection was in December 2019 when the school was judged Good.

At Wadebridge we constantly endeavour to balance an unwavering focus on progress and achievement for all our students with working tirelessly to support them in every aspect of their lives. Effective and caring relationships support our students as they develop the skills and strategies needed in order to remove barriers to their learning and/or social and emotional development. In 2020 our work in this area was recognised by Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools when we were awarded a Gold Award, and this was re-accredited in Autumn 2023.

Arranging a visit to Wadebridge School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email rhughes@wadebridge.cornwall.sch.uk.

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