This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be part of starting an exceptional comprehensive school. As a member of The Swan’s team, you will help to build the foundations of an outstanding school from the ground up. In this role you will support the leadership of the Modern Foreign Languages faculty, which will include enhancement of the existing KS3 curriculum, the planning and delivery of French at both GCSE and A-Level, and leadership of additional enrichment opportunities for students. MFL is a core subject at The Swan School - all students currently study French up to GCSE and there is a wide range of other language offered as part of our enrichment programme. As the school grows, additional languages may also be offered as part of our academic curriculum. MFL is an extremely successful faculty in our school and we are looking for a leader to help build on this foundation of excellence.
The Swan School, part of the River Learning Trust, is Oxford’s first new secondary school for over 50 years, and opened in September 2019. When full, we will have approximately 1,200 students on roll, of whom around 300 will be in the Sixth Form. Our students will be drawn from a local catchment area and the school will be at the heart of the community.
Learning from the most successful approaches at the best schools, The Swan School provides a uniquely challenging and structured experience in a caring and disciplined environment. The ethos is academic; we regard an excellent academic education as the entitlement of all young people, no matter what their background or previous experiences of learning. Students are inspired and nurtured, acquiring the knowledge and skills to think critically and creatively. They will learn to be confident, resilient and ambitious, and will have high expectations in terms of their own achievements and their contribution to wider society.
The successful candidate will share our ambitions for our students. You will relish the challenge of creating a new school that will be different to other comprehensive schools in the city. You will be a highly motivated team player with leadership potential, a creative thinker who is unafraid to try new approaches, and a reflective practitioner, keen to continue learning in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students. Please note that applicants must be able to teach French and the ability to teach multiple languages is also highly desirable. This is a full time role but flexible working may be considered for the right candidate.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about this post, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01865 416070. You are advised to visit theswanschool.org.uk/work-at-the-swan/ to find out more about working at The Swan. Please contact us if you have any queries regarding the application process.
The closing date for applications is Friday 6th October with interviews are likely to be held on Thursday 12th October. Applications will be considered as they are submitted and the school reserves the right to withdraw the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.
The River Learning Trust and The Swan School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. All staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Employment will also be conditional on the receipt of at least two acceptable references (one from current/latest employer) and evidence of the formal qualifications required for the role.It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. You should contact the school if you are unsure if this role includes regulated activity relevant to children.
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The Swan School is a free school managed by The River Learning Trust, which is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with a registered company number 7966500. Registered Office: c/o Gosford Hill School, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 2NT
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