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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    21 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    27 February 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£52,659.00 - £58,105.00 per annum

Pay scale

Leadership L8 - L12

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and innovative Trust Leader of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) to join Pontefract Academies Trust. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, dynamic and forward-thinking individual to lead the development of MFL across two secondary schools and six primary schools.

This new Trust wide role is a unique opportunity for someone with a proven track record, to continue to build on the practice already established and to instil a culture of Trust wide collaboration and networking. We want the teaching and the curriculum offer in MFL to have a clear line of sight from primary school to secondary, so students develop not only confidence in the subject, but a love of learning a new language.

As Trust Leader of MFL, you will be expected to take MFL to a new level within our schools, and lead on both the operational and strategic direction of the subject. The successful individual will be expected to teach Spanish at both secondary schools, and look to potentially expand our MFL offer in time. The Trust is keen to explore the option of offering Mandarin as an additional language in the future.

In addition, you will lead a team of specialist MFL teachers across both secondary schools, and a primary specialist MFL teacher who will deliver Spanish lessons in all six primary schools. You will ensure that pedagogical practice is aligned across all schools and that the most innovative strategies available are used to inspire and engage our students across the Trust.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • Excellent CPD opportunities.
  • Enthusiastic, friendly, and talented students.
  • The opportunity to develop within a high performing multi-academy trust.
  • The opportunity to work with colleagues across both primary and secondary schools.
  • The chance to shape and future proof our MFL provision.
  • The chance to lead a range of MFL specialists across the Trust.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from everyone. Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to safeguarding all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide a self-declaration form.

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About Pontefract Academies Trust

Multi-academy trust

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross-phase Multi Academy Trust compromising of eight schools, six primary schools and two 11-16 secondary schools, all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. It is a thriving trust that has been on a sustained journey of improvement in recent years and is ambitious to improve further, positively impacting more lives.

As a family of schools, we collaborate with each other, challenge each other and share best practice. We take collective responsibility for each other and the results of all our children and young people.

We aim to provide professional work environments where our people have the support and tools to do a great job and push our children and young people to scale new heights in a safe and secure environment.

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