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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 March 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    8 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L1-L5 (Negotiable for excellent candidates)

Additional allowances

In addition to your salary, you will be paid an Outwood Welcome Bonus of £5000 This will be paid as a single lump sum alongside your first month's salary.

What skills and experience we're looking for

If you would like to discuss this role further prior to making an application, you can contact our recruitment partner James Hall at Hays Specialist Recruitment on 0191 2613980 or email james.hall@hays.com Alternatively, Complete a Hays Expression of Interest Form here

Outwood Academy Bydales is an 11-16 school located in the beautiful coastal village of Marske-by-the-Sea, close to the North York Moors National Park. We are extremely proud of our tradition of serving the families of the community of Marske and surrounding areas. The academy has been part of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, nationally recognised as a high performing academy chain, since September 2014.

The successful candidate for this position will receive an Outwood Welcome Bonus of £5,000 in addition to the annual salary. This will be paid in the first month's salary.

We are seeking a Head of MFL with the drive and vision to deliver excellence in languages’ lessons for all year groups. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our outstanding academy and to lead our successful MFL department. We are passionate about the study of languages and are committed to ensuring that this is an exciting and vibrant department. You should possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students and share our single goal of ‘Students First’. You will ensure effective teaching and learning is in place in MFL to secure outstanding outcomes for students. The academy promotes and encourages all students to enjoy and participate fully in languages and to recognise the opportunities this brings. The percentage of students choosing to study a language at GCSE has steadily increased and is over 91% in 2023.

Our people are at the heart of our success. Outwood Grange Academies Trust is at the forefront of education and training; we are part of the School-Led Development Trust that will lead the new National Institute of Teaching. Being part of the Trust therefore means that all staff have access to excellent opportunities for professional development at all levels, and with scope to build a career across a range of schools.

In MFL there is a dedicated team of Directors who invest in staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality subject specific training programmes to ensure that quality teaching and learning leads to outstanding outcomes for all students.

The MFL Department offers French & Spanish at KS3 and French, German & Spanish at KS4. Applicants will need to be able to teach French and/or Spanish to GCSE level but being able to offer German instead of Spanish will also be considered.

What the school offers its staff

Outwood Academy Bydales is an 11-16 school located in the beautiful coastal village of Marske-by-the-Sea, close to the North York Moors National Park and with spectacular views of the coastline. We are extremely proud of our tradition of serving the families of the community of Marske and surrounding areas. This was recognised in our recent ungraded Ofsted Inspection which stated “This is a school at the heart of its community”, and “This is a calm and orderly school”. Following this inspection we remain at the present time an Outstanding School, and the report rightly celebrated our many strengths.

What will we do for you?

  • A competitive salary with pay progression
  • A fantastic pension and additional benefits
  • Flexible family friendly policies from day one
  • Wellbeing and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Our Workload Charter with guaranteed CPD every week andmuch more(for teaching roles)

Further information on employee benefits can be foundhere.

To find out more about working for Outwood and to read a message from our CEO please clickhere.

Commitment to safeguarding

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are made in accordance with safer recruitment practices and the statutory guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education. Online checks will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates, and all appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and checks regarding suitability to work with children.

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About Outwood Academy Bydales

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
795 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01642 474000

Principal: Robert McGreal

We are an Outstanding, 11-16 academy based in the picturesque coastal village of Marske-by-the-Sea, close to the stunning North York Moors National Park. We have been part of the Outwood family of schools since 2014.

Since joining the Outwood Family, we have gone from strength to strength and we have seen improvement across all areas of school life. We believe in a collaborative approach, where we all support each other, staff and students, to achieve. During Ofsted’s last inspection, we were proud when the inspectors noted that the school’s ‘leaders are ambitious’ and ‘have high expectations of each other, staff and pupils.’ These expectations are the foundations of a true, supportive and collaborative approach which leads to our high levels of attainment.

We are proud that Outwood Academy Bydales is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and in its latest report, Ofsted noted that ‘staff morale is extremely high’ at the academy and that with help from other members of the Outwood Family, we provide our staff with a varied training programme.

We have also won numerous awards as a school and we have been accredited with the prestigious IQM Award, which highlights that inclusion at all levels is of paramount importance to us. We are also proud to have been awarded Silver Status by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health Award. In addition, we received the Anti-Bullying Alliance's Bronze Award by completing their United Against Bullying Whole School Programme for 21-22 and 22-23. Aiming for silver this year!

We have achieved our success while fostering a hard-working school community that is welcoming and friendly, allowing students and staff to make excellent progress together.

Put simply, we know our remarkable achievements would not have been possible without the fantastic efforts from our colleagues. Help to take us to the next level.

The Outwood Family of Schools pride ourselves on fully supporting colleagues within the Family both professionally and personally.

We work hard to ensure we reduce workload on staff, allowing more time in the classroom to put our vision of students first, raising standards and transforming lives into practice.

As a founding Trust of the National Institute of Education (NIoT), we will actively invest in your future through working closely with the Outwood Institute of Education and NIoT to offer access to a wide range of CPD opportunities, with all teaching staff receiving a minimum of two hours of CPD each week.

We also offer a generous employment package with a whole host of staff benefits, including family friendly policies, enhanced occupational benefits available (such as maternity, adoption and parental leave) with no qualifying period, funded CPD for qualifications up to and including Masters level plus other exclusive benefits including a partnership with car leasing company, Synergy.

All academies within the Outwood Family have gained the IQM Inclusive Schools Award with 18 having Centre of Excellence status and one holding Flagship status.

If you share our vision, join our family.

Arranging a visit to Outwood Academy Bydales

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