Head of Modern Foreign Languages (Teacher of French and Spanish)

25 Jan

Hereford Cathedral School seeks to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic Head of MFL with the ability to teach French to A-Level and, ideally, Spanish to GCSE (although this is not essential, KS3 Spanish experience is sufficient). The successful candidate will set the vision and direction for the department and be responsible for ensuring that our curriculum is aligned to excellence to A Level and beyond.

This is a role for a teacher wishing to take the next step in their career as well as an experienced teacher/HoD already, who can lead a team of committed and talented teachers, as well as inspire the next generations of linguists. Leadership experience is not essential, but applicants must be able to demonstrate the skills required to lead a department.

We seek someone:

Who is an outstanding teacher of MFL

Who can lead and line-manage the team of four qualified teachers and two FLAs

With a passion for languages who understands their importance and is able to inspire and motivate our pupils

Who will interpret data and tracking to ensure that all pupils make necessary progress

Who is keen to ensure the MFL trips programme continues and thrives

Who is willing to provide co-curricular opportunities for pupils to discover language and culture

Who will take responsibility for the quality of MFL provision, teaching, curriculum and assessment

Who is able to oversee the MFL exam schedule and facilitate the necessary speaking exams – mocks and public exams

Who can keep up-to-date with the changes from exam boards, specifications and government guidance, and who can communicate these effectively to the team

Who is keen to offer outreach opportunities with languages

Who will liaise with the Head of French in our Junior School to ensure a smooth and coherent transition for the new intake

In return we will offer you:

A highly talented and supportive staff and governing body

Access to our effective Professional Learning programme which includes our vision for Cultures of Thinking

Enrichment opportunities through our exceptional extra-curricular opportunities

And finally, the chance to work with outstanding pupils

Completed applications should be accompanied by a covering letter and sent to Mrs Cath Knowles, HR, Hereford Cathedral School, Old Deanery, The Cathedral Close, Hereford HR1 2NG or to recruitment@herefordcs.com

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including a satisfactory enhanced criminal records with Barred List check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Hereford Cathedral School is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18.

  • Herefordshire
  • Full-time
  • 25 January 2022
  • competitive


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Old Deanery, The Cathedral Close, Hereford, HR1 2NG

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