Teacher - Subject Leader German/Deputy Head of MFL Department
Spalding High School, Stonegate, Spalding PE11 2JP
Required for September 2021
Subject Leader German/Deputy Head of MFL Department
Main Scale/UPS (TLR 2a)
The Governing Body are seeking to appoint a motivated and dynamic Subject Leader of German who is also Deputy Head of a successful and flourishing MFL department. The MFL department has a proven track record of success at GCSE and A Level. The successful candidate will be an outstanding professional who has the necessary leadership qualities to support the Head of Department to continue to drive the department forward. You will be an experienced, dynamic and inspiring classroom teacher, with a strong commitment to further developing outstanding teaching and learning across the department and at each Key Stage.
Spalding High School is an 11 – 18 academically selective community girls’ grammar school with boys in the sixth form and has an excellent reputation within the local community and region. We are a popular, happy and successful school with strong support from governors, parents, students and a dedicated and highly experienced team of staff. In February 2020 we were graded Outstanding by Ofsted. Our examination results regularly place us as one of the highest-ranking state schools in Lincolnshire and we regularly feature on the Times Top 200 list. Students come from throughout South Holland as well as from Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Peterborough.
We are a progressive school with an innovative curriculum and a rich and diverse extra-curricular programme. Our commitment to developing the whole person prepares students well for the challenges and opportunities that they will face in the rapidly changing world in which they live.
The Modern Foreign Languages Department strives to prepare students to become global citizens and compete for jobs in the international marketplace by inspiring a lifelong love of languages and developing independent language learning skills irrespective of students’ prior attainment, background or ethnicity. The MFL curriculum also promotes curiosity about, and an appreciation of, the culture and the way of life of the people living in the countries where the languages are spoken, as well as encouraging a more open view of the world.
French, German and Spanish are taught through to A Level by a team of seven specialist language teachers who speak many languages between them and have a wealth of international experience which is passed on to our learners to ensure they see language as beneficial to their life chances. Lessons are characterised by a high level of involvement and interactivity, a focus on talk, and a willingness of teachers to create a collaborative learning environment, listening carefully to pupils’ questions and difficulties. Internal and external results at A Level show that pupils’ progression is consistently in line with the national average and at GCSE students’ results are significantly above the national average.
Personal development from childhood to adulthood is also of great importance to us. Our students grow into independent, articulate young people who take responsibility for their lives and make decisions about their futures in an informed and intelligent way. We are proud of our excellent pastoral care and guidance that ensures that no student is lost in the crowd.
We are looking forward to meeting you and hope that you will want to join us in taking this happy and highly achieving school to the next stage of its development.
Closing date: 12:00 noon – Thursday 22 April
For further information including an application pack, please visit our website: http://www.spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk/jobs.asp
We would be happy to have an informal conversation with any potential candidates to discuss the role in more detail. Please email email@example.com or contact the school 01775 722110
Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to an enhanced background check by the Disclosure and Barring Service, employment references and medical clearance.
In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
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Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.
All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.