This job expired on 22 May 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Modern Languages

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Head of Modern Foreign Languages job summary

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced teacher for September 2024 who is enthusiastic, able and willing to lead a dynamic faculty. MFL has a very strong profile within the school and the team lead the way on shared approaches to teaching and learning.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to drive developments in a school that values modern languages highly – we teach French, Spanish and German to students in Years 7 to 13.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will teach across the full age range and ability up to and including A Level.

The capacity to teach Spanish and either French or German is essential. However, first and foremost, we are looking for an enthusiastic linguist with vision and credibility in the classroom to lead our team here.

Our School

At Sheldon, we are unapologetic in our approach to ensuring that every student can thrive regardless of social background, academic ability or special educational need. We give students a better chance of success than if they attended any other school. We pride ourselves on having the highest expectations of all students and staff. We are passionate about working together with parents to ensure success for all our pupils. We are committed to providing a high-quality education that improves the life chances of all students.

Our Values

Be kind means that we are thoughtful and considered about how we treat ourselves and others and we always show gratitude.

Be brave means that we are confident learners who contribute in lessons. We don’t make excuses and we accept that we all make mistakes and learn from them.

Be the best you means we give 100% each and every day to be the best we can be. We believe that success comes through showing ambition, grit and stamina.

How to make an application

To apply, complete the My New Term Application Form using the Supporting Statement section of the form to detail your suitability for the role, your motivation for making an application and how your knowledge, experience and training meet the person specification.

In line with KCSIE 2023 and safer recruitment practices, the school will conduct an online search for all shortlisted candidates. The online search is part of our safeguarding checks and will seek publicly available information on candidates’ suitability to work with children. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further guidance and will be asked to clarify their online presence.

References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children, then at least one referee must be from this employment regardless of whether this is the current or most recent employment Any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.

We look forward to receiving your application should you be interested. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer feedback on individual applications that are not shortlisted for interview.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Sheldon School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1640 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Sheldon School is a large mixed secondary school and sixth form in Chippenham, Wiltshire for students aged 11 to 18 and is the largest school in Wiltshire. Since April 2011, it has been an Academy.

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