Subject Leader of MFL

The Burgess Hill Academy, Burgess Hill, West Sussex


Job details

Subject Other
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490
Newly qualified teacher Suitable

Job description

Subject Leader, MFL (TLR 2c)
Required for September 2020

The Burgess Hill Academy opened as an Academy in 2016, sponsored by the University of Brighton Academies Trust, and we have made tremendous strides in our journey to become a great school for Burgess Hill. We achieved a Good Ofsted in May 2019, but there is still much to do to realise the full potential of the school and our amazing students.

The Academy is situated in the heart of Burgess Hill on a pleasant 30 Acre site. We are curently undergoing an extensive refurbishment. The Town is in the heart of the beautiful South Downs; a 20 minute drive to the Sea and a 5 minute walk from Burgess Hill mainline station with connections to the bustling sea side of Brighton (10 mins) and London (50mins to Victoria).

We are delighted to present this exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious candidate to create an outstanding MFL department for the Academy.

We are looking for someone with the creativity and drive to be integral in leading us to put MFL at the heart of our curriculum. We need someone who is passionate about their subject and the importance of it. Our students have massive potential. If you have the qualities to be part of the team to take MFL to the next level, please get in touch.

We can offer you:

the opportunity to work within an Academy recently classified as ‘Good’ by Ofsted
a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
opportunity to develop and grow leadership experience. We are an outward facing organisation and look to learn from best practice nationally
access to great professional development as part of a Multi-Academy Trust

To view the job description and person specification and to apply for this role then please visit the Trust website:

Candidates who wish to have an informal chat or a visit to the Academy before deciding whether to apply should contact Jon Francies, Principal on 01444 241691 or

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Essential educational requirements

Education & Qualification criteria
Educated to degree level
Qualified Teacher Status
Permitted to work in the UK

Essential qualifications

Education & Qualification criteria
Educated to degree level
Qualified Teacher Status
Permitted to work in the UK

Essential skills and experience

Ethos, Skills and Knowledge
Commitment to fully inclusive education
Commitment to the pursuit of high standards – academic and behavioural
Commitment to staff participation in decision making
Commitment to quality provision for SEN students
Commitment to equal opportunities
The ability to work in a fast moving and constantly changing environment
Effective teaching, student management and communication skills

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 800 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website The Burgess Hill Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Station Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9EA