Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    18 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: 1 FTE

Contract type


Pay scale

TMR1 - UPR3 (£31350-£47839 inc Fringe)

Additional allowances

+ TLR2b (£5338)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors of Holy Trinity School seek to appoint a dynamic, forward looking candidate to the post of Subject Leader of French, to join our faculty consisting of Geography, History, Social Sciences and MFL, and to work underneath the Head of Faculty. This is a fantastic opportunity for an outstanding linguist to step into middle leadership and to make a significant contribution to the development of French. Uptake at GCSE for French has been on a positive upward trajectory for the last three years.

Holy Trinity is an excellent Church of England Voluntary Aided 11-18, 8 form entry, mixed Comprehensive School where we pride ourselves in the pastoral care and the development of all students. We are located in Crawley, West Sussex.

We are keen to receive applications from candidates for whom this is their first leadership role, as well as from experienced subject leaders. We require a forward thinking individual who has the determination and passion to promote French across the school. We desire applicants who will demonstrate their commitment to the teaching of French; who have the enthusiasm, skill and ability to make a positive contribution to the leadership of this team within the faculty. The school curriculum embraces French. At Key Stage 3 students study four one hour periods a fortnight in a fifty period curriculum model, more than any other optional subject at Key Stage 4. There is a large Creole community at HTS and the Crawley based school is near the Gatwick hub and therefore feeds into a local economy where employees having a second language would benefit the role. The successful candidate will require to evidence: how they meet the requirements of the attached person specification; their commitment to teaching across the 11-18 range; successful outcomes for students and achieving success through a team.

In addition to teaching your primary subject across ages 11 to 18 there is an expectation that you may teach other subjects as directed in order to facilitate the delivery of the curriculum but this is highly unlikely for colleagues who teach French. Relevant support will be offered to help deliver a second subject.

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • a starting salary and salary progression in line with the school’s policies on Pay and Appraisal;
  • engagement of all teaching staff in the HITS programme to enhance our teaching and learning in the classroom.
  • professional learning is delivered for all stages of career development and supported through the LA and universities e.g. a mentoring programme for ECTs; NPQs through the Church of England, a comprehensive induction, and a good programme of CPL.
  • A school system run through Microsoft 365 and a curriculum where students are increasingly using iPad technology to enhance their learning experiences.
  • A supportive, collegiate culture where your enthusiasm, commitment and passion for making a difference to the lives of our students, will be supported.
  • an easy commute via public transport from Brighton, and from other parts of East and West Sussex and from Surrey. Many staff operate car share schemes, we have on-site parking and run a mini-bus shuttle service from Three Bridges station to the school for staff.

Further details about the role

We are seeking candidates who will commit to upholding our values and ethos as a faith school; however, applicants do not need to be a practising Christian. Our vibrant staff body is increasingly beginning to reflect the local community that it serves; students of a diverse background where over 100 languages are spoken, students who represent many faiths and none.

Visits to the school are welcome and can be arranged via HR. Further information about the post and school can be found on the website.

The preferred method of communication in connection with this vacancy is by email. This is how invitations to interview will be sent. Please ensure that you check your emails and junk or spam folders on a regular basis.

Application forms and details about the post are attached and on the website. All enquiries and completed application forms with covering letter / statement should be sent to by the closing date or earlier.

NB: The closing and interview dates are a guide only. We intend to review applications as they are received.An early application is advised, as once we have appointed, we will close the recruitment process.

The Holy Trinity Church Of England Secondary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we cooperate with other agencies and initiatives at local and national level. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful job applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring service check (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau check) at an enhanced level, in line with all schools across West Sussex. Disclosures include details of cautions, reprimands or final warning as well as convictions, spent or unspent.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Holy Trinity CofE Secondary School, Crawley

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1320 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01293 423690

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