Permanent Head of MFL Vacancy - Spanish Specialist
Head of MFL - Spanish and French
Salary: MPS/UPS - TLR 2b (£4,398)
To start: September 2018
As a Good school with an Outstanding Sixth Form, staff and students at Ridgewood enjoy the use of some of the very best facilities available in the country. We are enjoying a trajectory of continued success and look forward to welcoming a successful applicant who can join us on our journey. We became a standalone academy in 2011, and we are incredibly proud of the progress we have made as a school, having laid strong foundations for further improvement going forwards.
Our school motto, 'Prepare for the road ahead', represents our belief in preparing our staff and students for their future, not only in terms of academic achievement, but also in terms of the training, enrichment and experiences which make us all model citizens. Our school values - Excellence, Integrity, Teamwork and Enjoyment - underpin what we do and contribute to our ethos in everything we undertake as a school community. We set our standards high and do not compromise, because we believe in the best for everyone.
In a year when the A*- C GCSE pass rate dropped in 2016, our students achieved a fantastic 75% compared to the overall national figure of 66.6%. This success was also mirrored by our outstanding A-Level results.
We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Head of Modern Foreign Languages to work alongside our friendly and caring department of dedicated teachers. You will need to be a Spanish specialist, with the ability to deliver French at KS3. You will have access to an exceptional Behaviour for Learning system, driving student progress, alongside a truly outstanding, bespoke CPD programme. Our MFL department is thriving with students studying French and Spanish in both KS3 and KS4. The MFL team are part of our successful Humanities faculty (History, Geography, RE, MFL) and work closely with the other practitioners in the faculty to share ideas, approaches and strategies. Collaboration reinforces their accomplishments as a faculty and the successful applicant would become part of this high-performing team.
We are committed to offering the staff who work at Ridgewood every opportunity to become the best they can be. Our training packages, for staff at all stages of their careers, are second to none. As well as our Hyperion programme, designed to give teachers one-to-one coaching to develop specific aspects of their classroom practice, we also offer a range of individual and group development opportunities.
Are you a seeking an energetic, vibrant working environment, working alongside supportive colleagues who share your passion for teaching, and a dedicated team of senior leaders committed to whole school development? If so, Ridgewood School is for you.
For full details, to discuss the role or to request an application pack, please contact our recruitment partner, Jessica Galvin at Hays Education on or . We welcome visits from potential candidates - please contact Jessica Galvin to arrange this.
The closing date for this post is Monday 12th March at 12.00 noon.
Interviews will take place shortly after this date.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. The school operates a no smoking policy.