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Submitted by Anonymous on 6 March, 2018 - 15:56
St Mary's Catholic School require a Deputy Head of Modern Foreign Languages
<p>This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees<br /><br />St Mary’s Catholic High School<br />Benton Park Road<br />Newcastle upon Tyne<br />NE7 7PE<br />Headteacher: J Foster NOR c.1350<br />;<br /><br />Required for September 2018 <br /><br />The Governors wish to appoint an excellent Deputy Head of MFL to contribute to the leadership of our outstanding department. The successful candidate will work with the Head of Department, to build on many existing strengths and to ensure that achievement, teaching, the curriculum and leadership and management, all remain first-class. The ability to teach French and&#47;or Spanish is essential, as part of the responsibility may be to lead one of these languages or to take responsibility for a key stage or stages. This role should appeal both to candidates seeking their first leadership post or to more experienced candidates already in a leadership role, looking to develop in an outstanding school which is totally committed to Languages. 90&#38;#37; of children study two languages in years 7 and 8. Over 70&#38;#37; now continue with at least one language into key stage 4. Sixth Form uptake is also growing year on year. <br /><br />St Mary’s is a very successful, popular and happy school, rated Outstanding by the Diocese and Ofsted. We became an academy in 2013 and enjoy outstanding facilities in a new building, which opened in 2011. We are very popular with parents and are one of the most over-subscribed schools in the north-east. We have around 1,100 students in the main school and our Sixth Form, of over 200, is expected to grow to 300 in the next three years. <br /><br />In addition, we are a Teaching School, increasingly engaged in school-to-school support, initial teacher training and CPD and leadership development across the region. As a result, further opportunities for professional development are wide-ranging and an added attraction for potential new staff. <br /><br />At St Mary’s, the MFL department produce superb results year on year. Recent highlights include:<br />• MFL Progress 8 score of + 1.0 in 2017, top 10&#38;#37; nationally and top 5&#38;#37; in the north-east<br />• MFL Progress over last three years also ranked in the top 10&#38;#37; nationally <br />• 88&#38;#37; A&#42;-C across MFL subjects in 2017 with over 50&#38;#37; of cohort taking at least 1 language to GCSE<br />• 71&#38;#37; of A Level grades A&#42; or A in 2017<br />• 100&#38;#37; of A Level grades achieved A&#42;-B over the last 3 years<br /><br />Above all, the Governors wish to appoint a leader with:<br />• A clear commitment to nurturing and promoting the school’s distinctive ethos<br />• A passion for providing the best possible holistic education for all students<br />• A commitment to maximising achievement through excellence in teaching and learning<br />• An excellent track record as a classroom teacher<br />• The drive, creativity and ambition to lead and develop the department in the next phase in its development and to promote a love of language learning in our students<br /><br />Application packs are available to download here, on the school’s website, or by emailing the Headteacher’s PA,<br /><br />Closing date: Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 9.00am<br /><br />The school is fully committed to safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.</p>
&#163;22,917 - &#163;38,633 per annum, plus TLR 2b &#163;4,441pa
St Mary's Catholic School, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7PE
Full time
7 March, 2018