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Leader of MFL (All-through)

Woodmansterne School, London

Job details

Job role Teacher
Subjects French, Languages, Spanish
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £30,480 to £49,571

Job summary

We are looking to appoint an excellent teacher and creative leader to join our evolving team and be fundamental in shaping our all-through school. You will lead the strategic direction and development of an inspiring, cohesive curriculum which will excite and prepare pupils for the next phase in their learning journey.

- Full time
- TLR2 available for appropriately qualified and experienced candidate.
The duties and responsibilities of the subject element of the post may vary from time to time according to the changing needs of the school. It may be modified by the Executive Headteacher, after discussion with you, to reflect or anticipate changes in the job, commensurate with the salary and job title. The duties of a teacher awarded a TLR include a significant responsibility that is not required of all classroom teachers.

1. Leading Learning and Teaching:
Leading, developing and enhancing the learning of MFL to:
• develop an exciting, cohesive and integrated curriculum that bridges the gap between Key Stages across the all-through school, eliminates transition regression and builds on the success of the primary phase ensuring continued relevance to the needs of the pupils and the school’s values;
• develop the KS4/5 curriculum, instilling a love of Languages and ensuring option choices meet the needs of all pupils, enabling them to be the best they can be;
• ensure sustained and accelerated progress in order to best prepare pupils for the demands of the examining and awarding bodies;
• plan and monitor schemes of work and allocation and use of resources to ensure challenging learning outcomes and curriculum coverage;
• devise internal and respond to external assessment procedures which not only meet externally imposed criteria, but which also feed forward in order to foster pupil progress;
• monitor pupil standards and achievement against learning outcomes and school-based targets, identifying individual learning gaps. Plan and implement strategies where improvement needs are identified;
• maintain a positive learning environment throughout the curriculum area in line with whole school behaviour for learning policies.
2. Securing Accountability
Leading, managing and developing MFL by working with other teachers to:
• provide relevant subject, curriculum or pupil performance information;
• critically monitor and evaluate the work of the subject area ensuring that information collected is used to identify precisely strengths and areas for development that will impact positively on pupil progress;
• ensure team meetings and staff development are informed by and align closely with information collected through monitoring exercises;
• work with other leaders within the school to define and agree appropriate whole school improvement strategies;
• evaluate the impact of all improvement activities on the quality of teaching and learning.

• Developing Self and Working with Others
Show commitment to a research led pedagogy which promotes and directs high standards of learning, teaching and pupil achievement and progression through:
• promoting high standards of professional performance, modelling excellent teaching, mentoring and support for the professional development and induction of all staff;
• identifying and securing own and team members training needs in line with school’s appraisal processes;
• active engagement in and contribution to the Continuing Professional Development of all staff.
• Shaping the Future
Assisting in building a collaborative learning culture within the school through:
• developing and securing a positive and dynamic school ethos;
• leading by example and being an excellent role model for professional standards and integrity;
• working with colleagues across all phases to create a shared culture of learning within an inclusive all-through environment;
• ensuring both self and others achieve an appropriate work/life balance.
3. Teacher’s Duties
To work in collaboration with all staff to:
• promote the general progress and well-being of individual pupils through ensuring the maintenance of good order and discipline among all pupils and safeguarding their Health and Safety, both on school premises and when they are engaged in authorised activities elsewhere;
• plan engaging lessons and home learning according to the educational needs, abilities and achievement of individual pupils which develop a culture of enquiry and dialogue;
• assess, record and report on the progress, attainment attendance and behaviour of pupils;
• ensure teaching builds on the success of the primary phase, working with teachers across the school, both inside and outside the classroom;
• promote high standards of learning, teaching and pupil achievement and progression through active engagement in and contribution to the school’s CPD programme;
• work with Senior and Middle Leaders and SENDCo, ensuring that the needs of all children are met;
• fully engage with the school’s pastoral system within lessons and as a form tutor;
• create and promote positive strategies for challenging all forms of prejudice and harassment and promoting British values.

4. Strengthening Community
Contribute to:
• ensuring regular and effective communication with parents, governors and other key stakeholders in supporting and improving pupils’ achievement and personal development;
• developing the school’s partnerships with parents, the local community, businesses, other organisations and schools, to enhance and enrich the school and its values to the wider community;
• building a school culture and curriculum that takes account of the richness and diversity of the school’s communities;
• promote the concept of lifelong learning and family engagement with learning through partnership.

The duties outlined in this job description are in addition to those covered by the most recent School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document. Candidates will be expected to have considered these in relation to the above post. Further to this the subject leader will be expected to comply with any reasonable requests from the Executive Headteacher and/or governors to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified within this job description.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications: Monday, 19 October 2020 at 9am

Employee benefits

Teaching and Learning Responsibility (TLR) payment.

As a Woodmansterne staff member, you can expect regular and relevant professional development, opportunities to work across phases, be creative and risk taking in your teaching, work closely with colleagues in planning and training. You will be an integral part of this wonderful school and supported by an experienced and supportive leadership team.

Why should you come and work with us?
- we have fantastic children and families (many schools say that, but we really do);
- half-price wrap around care if your child/ren attend Kids' City after school club provision (either at Woodmansterne or another school);
- we have an amazing new buildings with two fantastic libraries, dedicated ICT suites, specialist food rooms, science labs, music provision and well-resourced ICT rich learning spaces and a huge playing field;
- our exciting enriched curriculum
- you will be joining our team at an exciting stage of our journey as an all-through school;
- you will be supported by a highly experienced leadership team;
- our exciting, enriched curriculum is pupil-centred aimed at capturing every child's full learning potential;
- we are committed to staff well-being alongside professional and career development;
- we are a cohesive, friendly, highly-skilled and passionate staff body, committed to Woodmansterne’s values and ethos;
- the uniqueness of our all-though provision means exciting opportunities for cross-phase collaboration, leadership and management;
- our strong partnerships with families, the local community, other Lambeth schools and Teaching Alliances.

Applying for the job

Please note that we do not accept CV's, but ask that you complete an application form and return it to recruitment@woodmansterne.london by Monday 19 October 2020 at 9am.
Shortlisted candidates will be selected entirely on the extent to which they meet the essential criteria, bold text - in the person specification, in their application form. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all the criteria outlined in the person specification (essential and desirable) showing evidence of having applied (or an awareness of how to apply) this in the school context at interview.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Local authority maintained school
Education phase Primary, Secondary, 16-19
School size 1074 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Woodmansterne School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@woodmansterne.london
Contact phone number 020 8764 1825

About Woodmansterne School

Working at Woodmansterne is never dull. Creative ideas are listened to and considered and challenge is encouraged. Staff here are keen and confident to go the extra mile, knowing that their input is valued and respected. Woodmansterne is a special place, ask anyone who has walked through our doors, the learning environment is calm and enriched; pupils, staff and parents are happy. Our goal is simple, to ‘achieve excellence together’, we do this by supporting each other and a relentless focus on inspiring our young people (and each other) to be the very best version of themselves that they can be. Woodmansterne has a diverse and vibrant community and as a school we benefit from this rich variety of cultures and traditions. Working closely across phases has ensured cohesion between staff, a greater understanding of effective transition and how children learn and flourish. Our children aged 3 to 15 have been able to share experiences and develop a strong and united voice. It has been a pioneering journey, one that we have embraced as a community, we have learnt from each other, risen to challenges and overcome obstacles together. As we move to the next stage of our development we intend to protect the uniqueness of our cross phase community and all-through provision. Working closely with our families and the wider community is something we are passionate about, we have links with the local food bank, run a community fridge, host community events for local elderly residents and in the future will be sharing our wonderful new facilities with the local community.
As a Woodmansterne staff member, you can expect regular and relevant professional development, opportunities to work across phases, be creative and risk taking in your teaching, work closely with colleagues in planning and training. You will be an integral part of this wonderful school and supported by an experienced and supportive leadership team.
Prospective applicants are always welcome to come and visit, please contact the HR Manager, Androulla Oritis on 020 8764 1825 or email: recruitment@woodmansterne.london

Arranging a visit to Woodmansterne School

You can get a flavour of Woodmansterne by visiting our website https://www.woodmansterne.london, contact the HR Manager, Androulla Oritis on 020 8764 1825 or by email to recruitment@woodmansterne.london

School location

Woodmansterne Road, London, SW16 5UQ

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