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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

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Modern Languages

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS + Competitive TLR, negotiable for exceptional candidate

Head of Modern Foreign Languages job summary

We are looking for an inspirational classroom practitioner to lead our MFL department. We need someone with the drive and determination necessary to relentlessly improve standards in our rapidly improving school. Significant leadership development training will be available and as such, this role would suit someone who aspires to senior leadership with the next few years. I believe this could be a career defining opportunity for the right person.

This is an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate to take a pivotal role in driving the future of St John Fisher on its journey to becoming a great school. The Head of Modern Foreign Languages, currently comprising of Spanish (GCSE & A Level), will work to raise student achievement and be accountable for all faculty matters. You will have the highest expectations for our young people, staff and our wider community, underpinned by our Catholic ethos and mission and aligned with our Catholic virtues.

St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy is an 11 – 18 school and part of the Blessed Peter Snow Catholic Multi- Academy Trust.

If you want to work in an Academy where you can make a real difference to young people’s life chances, whilst working within a partnership of Academies, committed to cooperation and collaboration to unlock talent and fulfill potential, then this post is just right for you. In return you will be supported and encouraged to develop further and enjoy a long and rewarding career working across the Blessed Peter Snow Catholic Multi-Academy Trust.

We are looking for someone who:

In return we can offer:

  • has vision, energy and enthusiasm for teaching and learning
  • the opportunity to work in a rapidly improving Academy with a talented and committed team of staff
  • is proactive, innovative and focused on student outcomes
  • the support and shared purpose of the wider Trust
  • is an inspirational, ambitious MFL teacher with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • a competitive salary structure
  • has a proven track record of delivering and shaping high quality outcomes for young people
  • excellent career opportunities and access to a comprehensive programme of professional learning and development
  • excellent student outcomes and high expectations of all learners and professionals
  • national networking opportunities

If you would like an informal conversation about this opportunity and / or to arrange a visit, please contact Anastasia Green on

a-green@stjohnfisher.org.uk .

Blessed Peter Snow Catholic Multi-Academy Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all its employees to share this commitment. Applicants should note that, in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023), it is the applicant’s responsibility to have made any necessary registrations relevant at the time of making this application which is required for people working or volunteering with children. Accordingly, any offer of employment made will be conditional upon the results of enhanced checks from the Disclosure & Barring Service (“the DBS”) and Employer Access Online (regarding teacher prohibition/disqualification from working with children and young people). As part of our commitment to effective safeguarding we may conduct online searches of candidates.

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 St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1053 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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