26 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS (£28,000-£43,685)

Additional allowances

TLR 1 a (£8,706)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a highly capable and inspirational Head of MFL to lead a successful and supportive department. This is a fantastic opportunity for an outstanding MFL teacher seeking to take the step into Middle Leadership or an experienced Head of Department looking for a new challenge.

The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge, strong classroom management skills and the ability to inspire our pupils with outstanding and engaging teaching. Our students are a delight to teach, and we foster an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.

The successful applicant will be joining an already highly successful department with French and Spanish amongst our highest attaining subjects. In 2022, both languages achieved outstanding results with both achieving over 90% Grade 4+, 78-85% Grade 5+, and French achieving 37% Grade 7+, and Spanish 57% Grade 7+, both with high numbers of pupils taking the subjects. This success was built on a department truly committed to continual improvement in all areas, especially the curriculum and teaching and learning, with the focus on all improvements impacting pupil outcomes.

The Department currently follow the AQA exam board course at GCSE level. Teaching within the department benefits from a strong team of specialist teachers who have all contributed to the department's rich curriculum.

The successful candidate will:

§ Be committed to supporting all pupils to achieve their “Personal Best”

§ Be an excellent teacher and able to teach Spanish and French to GCSE Level

§ Have excellent interpersonal leadership skills, underpinned by a firm vision for the teaching of Languages.

§ Be forward thinking, visionary, receptive to change and able to work under pressure.

§ Have aspirations for further promotion

What the school offers its staff

We have an excellent track record of developing and supporting our staff to progress both professionally and in their career.

Toynbee School is an expanding school with consistently high achievement and progress across all subjects. The school was categorized as ‘Good’ by OFSTED in October 2015 and again in April 2019.

The school is situated in Chandlers Ford with easy access to the M3 and M27. Visits to the school are welcomed.

Please visit our website: www.toynbee.hants.sch.uk for an application pack or contact 02380269026 or email: recruitment@toynbee.hants.sch.uk

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About The Toynbee School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1024 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Arranging a visit to The Toynbee School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email k.smith@toynbee.hants.sch.uk.

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