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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    26 March 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - This is a full-time position but we would consider a request for a part-time contract (0.8fte).

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TLR 2 opportunity for suitably experienced candidate with Head of Department role.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Wadebridge School is a popular, successful school located in North Cornwall and is looking to appoint an experienced, dynamic and innovative teacher with excellent management and organisational skills. There is also the opportunity for a suitably experienced candidate to take on the role of Curriculum Area Leader for Modern Foreign Languages. This is a full-time position but we would consider a request for a part-time contract (0.8 full time equivalent) for either post.

The successful candidate will possess a clear vision of the role of Modern Foreign Languages within the wider curriculum and how this can be developed in the light of changes to the education and employment landscape. They will have a passion for languages and desire to inspire young people to continue and develop their learning to GCSE and beyond. They will demonstrate excellent knowledge of current trends in foreign language pedagogy and be prepared to explore and contribute to adventurous, innovative approaches to classroom teaching, including via language learning technology.

What the school offers its staff

At Wadebridge we try to balance an unwavering focus on progress and achievement for all, with working tirelessly to support our young people in every aspect of their lives; standing alongside them to build the skills and strategies needed in order to remove barriers to their learning and/or social and emotional development. As a school we are committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of everyone in our school community and this starts with our staff: health and wellbeing is the number one priority on all our school improvement and professional growth plans. In 2020 our work in this area was recognised by Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools when we were achieved a Gold Award (the full report can be accessed here).

Some of the strategies we have implemented include:-

  • Over 110 colleagues at all levels have completed a two-day training programme with MHFA England to be certificated as Mental Health First Aiders
  • We have an extensive and highly effective student support team
  • A dedicated team of Health Champions focussing on strategies to promote positive staff wellbeing
  • Fully paid wellbeing time built into the school calendar each half term
  • Fully paid wellbeing time built into the school calendar each half term

  • The school subscribes to Education Support’s Employee Assistance Programme providing all colleagues with access to:-

o A range of clinically robust counselling options,

o Financial, legal and practical support from qualified professionals on a range of personal issues

o Access to online health and wellbeing resources and a specialist information service

o A dedicated coaching service for line managers, aimed at developing soft skills and building confidence for handling challenging situations.

Further details about the role

Students at Wadebridge study either French or Spanish at Key Stage 3. There is a consistent uptake of either one or two groups in both French and Spanish at GCSE and both the department and the school are looking to increase interest and numbers opting for MFL going forward. A bespoke curriculum is followed at Key Stage 3, resourced as appropriate from the Pearson Viva and Dynamo courses. For GCSE, the Edexcel exam is used, with the curriculum based on Studio and Viva GCSE.

The department consists of three teachers with the additional advantage of foreign language assistants for both French and Spanish, who are deployed each year by the school. These assistants work with small groups of students both inside and outside the classroom in addition to running cultural language clubs and helping with after school GCSE support.

Wadebridge School has 1067 students and provides education for students from 11 to 16. We were successfully inspected by Ofsted on 10th & 11th December 2019 and remain a good school in all areas – the full report is available to view on our school website www.wadebridge.cornwall.sch.uk

The school is committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicant will be required to provide an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Interviews will take place on Friday 31st March 2023.

Commitment to safeguarding

Wadebridge School is committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. All short-listed candidates will be subject to appropriate on-line/social media searches.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to rhughes@wadebridge.cornwall.sch.uk

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About Wadebridge School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1066 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01208 812881

Arranging a visit to Wadebridge School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email rhughes@wadebridge.cornwall.sch.uk.

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