Head of Modern Foreign Languages (French & Spanish)

The Priory School, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2UR

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    1 February 2022 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    18 January 2022

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Head of Modern Foreign Languages (French & Spanish) job summary

The Priory School is a thriving learning community which seeks to appoint an outstanding Head of Modern Foreign Languages, with French as their main specialism. We are looking for an innovative leader who will inspire, motivate and challenge colleagues to improve their professional practice and who is committed to the academic, personal and social development of all our students.

The successful candidate will:

• have an expert knowledge of the process of learning and effective pedagogy;
• be well-informed about (and possibly contribute to) current educational research;
• be an innovative and creative thinker;
• be solutions-focussed in their approach to challenges;
• understand how to affect change;
• demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills;
• show enthusiasm, common sense and good humour;
• embody the school’s values of Responsibility, Respect and Resilience;
• have the desire to progress further in their career; and
• have the ability to make a difference to staff and students.

We will provide you with the right balance of support, challenge and stimulation for both job satisfaction and career development.

The Priory School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.

Additional allowances

TLR2c (£7017); Recruitment & Retention allowance £2000 available for 2 years

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About The Priory School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1208 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01462 622300

The Priory School:

- is oversubscribed;
- has happy, disciplined students who are eager to achieve their best;
- has a well-qualified, hard-working and committed staff who enjoy working at the school;
- has students who all have a Chromebook;
- promotes learning outside the classroom though our TPS Award and DofE programme;
- has a Specialist Resource Provision hub for students with SLCN and ASD;
- is committed to innovation and excellence;
- actively promotes staff wellbeing;
- works in a well-established and successful sixth form consortium;
- is undergoing a £6 million facilities upgrade; and
- is situated on a modern, attractive greenbelt campus in Hitchin with excellent transport links to London, Cambridge and beyond.

Arranging a visit to The Priory School

If you would like to discuss the role with the Headteacher or make arrangements to visit the school, please contact Emma Sangster on 01462 622300.

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