Head of Modern Languages

North West London
16 Oct

The School seeks to appoint a full-time Head of Modern Languages for September 2023. This post comes with a generous package including the following: Rent-free accommodation provided on the Hill; Health cover provided free of charge for you and at a reduced rate for any members of your immediate family that you may wish to add; Access to a generous education fund for any children you may have.

Harrow School is one of the world’s most famous schools. Founded in 1572 by a local yeoman farmer, John Lyon, under a Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I, it is located on a 324-acre estate encompassing much of Harrow on the Hill in north-west London. Around 830 boys aged 13 to 18, from all over Britain and across the world, live in the School’s 12 boarding houses. There are about 120 academic staff and over 500 support staff

The Role:

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and engaging teachers (across all sectors) with the drive to succeed and a passion for teaching. Applications are also welcomed from candidates offering any of the languages taught at Harrow.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have overall responsibility for the teaching and administration of Modern Languages at the School;
  • Teach at all levels throughout the School;
  • Lead the department in maintaining the highest academic standards, and develop best practices in modern languages teaching;
  • Line manage six heads of languages and twenty-two other colleagues;
  • Ensure the smooth running of the off-timetable languages programme;
  • Lead and develop the department’s super-curricular provision;
  • Organise and run overseas languages trips;
  • Be a tutor in a Boarding House, supporting the House Master in the pastoral care of a group of boys;
  • Contribute fully to the co-curriculum

Closing date: 9am on Monday 10 October 2022. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with any past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are values that are important to us at Harrow. We believe in diversity of thought and actively welcome anyone regardless of their background to bring their valuable and relevant skills to our community.

Harrow School is an independent day and boarding school for boys aged 13 to 18.

  • North West London
  • Full-time
  • 16 October 2022
  • Competitive

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Harrow School

5 High Street, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, HA1 3HP

020 8872 8000

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