Subject Lead Modern Foreign Languages Batley Grammar School, Batley, West Yorkshire

Job description

Batley Grammar School is a “good school” (Ofsted Oct 2018) and we continue our school improvement journey to become an outstanding school. We aim to combine our traditional ethos and culture together with a modern approach to teaching and learning. Visitors regularly comment about the friendly atmosphere and calm, purposeful learning environment being quite palpable. “Staff are proud of their school ….”; “It is a place where pupils can indeed ‘believe, grow and succeed”; “Pupils are committed to learning, they are respectful in classrooms and they try their best”; “Your school is a calm place to be, and a happy place to learn”. (Ofsted October 2018) At Batley Grammar School we value staff who take a pride in their work and in the school and who are willing to contribute fully to the life of the school including its extra-curricular programme.

We are part of the Batley Multi Academy Trust, whose sole purpose is to provide an outstanding education through our family of schools. Batley Multi Academy Trust currently comprises Batley Girls’ High School, Upper Batley High School, Batley Grammar School, Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School and Field Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School.
We are looking for an inspirational teacher, proud to be part of our school community, committed to delivering outstanding lessons, maintaining high standards of behaviour for learning and contributing fully to the life of the school. This is a unique opportunity to join this highly successful, oversubscribed and forward thinking School on its exciting journey from good to outstanding.
The school offers:
• A strong leadership team committed to staff development and student outcomes;
• An excellent reputation for extra-curricular opportunities, qualities we wish to preserve;
• A particularly hard working and positive team of staff;
• Supportive parents and governors and delightful students and pupils;
• A comprehensive induction programme;
• Further opportunities as we develop within Batley Multi Academy Trust

If you meet the criteria above then we would be thrilled to hear from you.

Please apply by completing a Batley Multi Academy Trust application form and a Personal details and Equal opportunities form, available at or by contacting the Human Resources department on 01924 350081/, for consideration by our selection panel.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 5 March 2020
Interviews will be held W/C 9 March 2020

Essential educational requirements

Degree or equivalent qualification.

Qualified Teacher Status.

An understanding of current best practice in MFL Education

Ability to Teach a second subject at KS3

A sound knowledge and understanding of current educational developments in teaching, including functional skills and independent learning strategies

Knowledge of current initiatives in MFL education especially in terms of maintaining high standards of achievement
Establishes sound procedures to ensure good behaviour and discipline within the classroom

Successful, inspiring and outstanding classroom practitioner

Essential qualifications

To undertake a teaching timetable in years 7-11

To ensure SOW and teaching strategies are challenging, differentiated and engaging, enabling students learning to progress beyond 3LOP

The assessment, monitoring and recording of pupils’ attainments

Essential skills and experience

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively

Able to exhibit a genuine passion and belief in the potential of every student

Able to successfully initiate and lead change

Passionate about high standards and achievement and able to translate that into effective strategies

The ability to work under pressure and to prioritise effectively

About Batley Grammar School

Carlinghow Hill, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0AD
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