Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Academy: 
Ormiston Denes Academy
Location: 
Lowestoft
Salary/salary scale: 
MPR/UPR + TLR2b - 2c £4,396 - £6,229 dependent on experience
Closing date: 
23rd May 2018, 9:00 am
Interview date(s): 
Thursday & Friday 24th & 25th May 2018
Start date: 
September 2018

Ormiston Denes is a thriving and ambitious academy, rapidly moving towards Ofsted Outstanding.
Under new leadership, the MFL department has developed significantly in a short period of time; both teaching and learning, and student uptake are now good. However, the current post holder would be keen to step back to teaching part time, if a suitable replacement can be found. This position would suit both experienced leaders and less experienced but outstanding linguists, keen to develop their leadership skills in an academy known for its emphasis on staff development.

You will be joining a well-resourced, supportive department, keen to share best practice and continue developing languages. We also work collaboratively with other Ormiston Academies, both locally and nationally. This ensures we are at the leading edge of the latest developments in the subject, able to deliver the highest quality career professional development, and provide progression opportunities within the Trust.

Our aim is for every student to make outstanding progress in every subject. This is through receiving engaging teaching that focuses on engendering a love of learning. If you are looking to work in a vibrant academy which expects nothing but the best for its students, places a high value on the professional development of its staff, and feel you have the qualities to meet the demands of this rewarding position, then we wish to hear from you.

We are looking for a leader who:
• has a passion for languages and a special gift of communicating that passion
• is innovative, self-motivating and able to inspire others
• has the ability to teach outstanding lessons across the age and ability range
• has the highest expectations for the attainment of all young people
• enjoys working as part of a team to ensure the success of the department and the academy
• is driven to relentlessly remove barriers to students’ success

In return Ormiston Denes Academy will offer you:
• a thriving, innovative learning community, committed to excellence
• a supportive, welcoming community of professionals
• extensive development and collaboration opportunities, throughout the Ormiston network
• lower than average class sizes to allow maximum personalisation for students
• higher than guided non-contact time, to allow for collaboration and quality student feedback

Ormiston Denes Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

How to apply: 

For further details, an informal discussion with the Principal, or to make arrangements to visit the academy, please contact Dawn Carver, Hr@ormistondenes.co.uk, tel. 01502 574474. Application packs are available for download at www.ormistondenes.co.uk/recruitment. For more information on Ormiston Academies Trust visit www.ormistonacademiestrust.co.uk