This job expired on 18 April 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    18 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 March 2023

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Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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What skills and experience we're looking for

A rare opportunity has arisen for a dynamic leader to join a successful and flourishing MFL department. You will be an outstanding classroom practitioner whose passion and subject knowledge promotes students’ enjoyment of languages throughout Key Stage 3 to 5. You will have expertise in teaching across the ability range from Year 7 to Year 13, providing challenge for the most able students as well as ensuring effective support where needed.

Our MFL department currently teaches French and German and we hope to introduce Spanish to the curriculum from September 2023. Our ideal candidate would be a specialist teacher in German and/or Spanish, but other modern languages would be considered. The successful candidate will liaise effectively with the Head of French.

With proven leadership ability, you will lead and manage the MFL team to deliver high quality teaching and learning, maximising student progress.

The MFL Department at Torquay Girls’ Grammar School is a dynamic and collaborative team. We enjoy working together to design and deliver an exciting curriculum that engages our students and promotes enjoyment of the subject.

Learning in the MFL department is active and lively. We encourage students to be independent in their thinking and to communicate their ideas confidently, asking questions, challenging ideas and using modern technology for both research and presentation purposes.

Our aim is to enthuse students through our own passion for languages, nurturing both their critical and creative skills. Across all key stages, we provide opportunities that enhance our students’ experience of MFL.

What the school offers its staff

Although the school previously had a Head of MFL, for several years we have operated with a Head of French and a Head of German. Due to our aspirations for adding a new language to our offer, it is felt that it is the right time to advertise and recruit for a Head of MFL to drive this vision forward. The successful candidate will be focussed on the oversight of German, and hopefully Spanish from September 2023, and liaising effectively with the Head of French.

Commitment to safeguarding

TGGS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be taken up for all shortlisted applicants, and the successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and other employment checks. TGGS promotes equal opportunities for staff and students.
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About Torquay Girls Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
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School size
990 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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TGGS is a girls’ 11-18 selective Academy in Torquay, Devon. Achievement is consistently high and TGGS has maintained its position as one of the top 20 state girls' schools in the country for both progress and achievement. Our vision is to equip students for a future in which they have the academic qualifications, character skills and self-esteem to make decisions that lead to long, happy and content lives. Our Single Academy Trust is founded on the core values which apply to all our community: equality; open minded; kindness; collaboration; and well-being. The school has a long history of success with committed and dedicated students, staff and Trustees at the heart of the community. You would be joining an outstanding school, with dedicated, professional and hardworking staff and wonderful students.

Arranging a visit to Torquay Girls Grammar School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ahenwood@tggsacademy.org.

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