Head of Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages

Website Kenton School

Post: Head of Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages
Salary Range: £30,000 to £46,525 pa plus TLR1a £9,272 pa
Location: Kenton School, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3RU
Contract: Permanent, Full Time
Required for September 2024
Closing Date: 12noon on 21st May 2024
Interview Date: 23rd May 2024

Kenton School is a vibrant and inclusive secondary school at the heart of the community in which we serve. With just 1800 students, we are amongst the largest schools in the North East. At Kenton we are clear about our vision; Students are at the centre of everything we do. Through collaboration, every aspect of our work is of high quality. Our academies deliver an ambitious and inclusive curriculum that enables all students to excel academically and socially.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and inspiring French specialist to lead our MFL team.

As Head of Faculty of MFL, you would be responsible for leading a team of skilled teachers with many years of experience as well as some ECTs. You will be supported by the 2nd in Faculty. The faculty work closely together, love teaching French, and developing themselves and others. Our team strive to provide the best education to our students.

If you are the person we are looking for you will be able to demonstrate:
• Significant experience driving performance improvements in a teaching and learning role or demonstrate ability to do this.
• An ability to think and act strategically with sensitivity to organisational and wider political priorities to deliver high quality outcomes.
• An ability to use data effectively and present views and opinions in discussion which contribute to positive outcomes including the ability to challenge, give feedback and accept feedback constructively.
• A proven track record of effective people, resource and financial management.
• Ability to demonstrate high expectations and to instill these in others.

If you are the person we are looking for you will possess a broad base of subject knowledge, a proven track record of effectiveness and impact as a classroom teacher, and strong analytical skills with the ability to use data effectively to track progress and raise achievement.

In return we can offer you,
• Access to fantastic ECT support for early careers teachers/professional development for those who have already passed statutory induction
• Access to the Teachers Pension Scheme
• Salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work scheme
• Access to on site gym facilities at our Kenton School site
• Career progression and development opportunities
• Access to a range of health and wellbeing initiatives
• Fantastically resourced schools, both with easy commuting access to both the A1 and A19 and free on-site parking.


How to apply

If you feel you have the experience, skills and attributes to succeed as part of our team, please download an application form (see below) and return it to [email protected]

Northern Leaders Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all its schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.


Head of Faculty for MFL Candidate Information Pack

 Application Form.doc

 Disclosure of Criminal Convictions Policy.pdf

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