Head of Languages - Basildon

Posted 08 March 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Discipline Social CareSecondary Education
Contact NameBradley Guy-Champion

Job description

Head of Languages - Basildon

We are working with a vibrant and inclusive secondary school located in the heart of Basildon. We are committed to providing an outstanding education for all our students, nurturing their academic, personal, and social development. As we continue to grow and excel, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join us as the Head of Languages.

Key Responsibilities:
* Lead the Languages Department, providing vision, direction, and leadership to a team of dedicated language educators.
* Develop and implement a rigorous and engaging curriculum that promotes linguistic proficiency, cultural awareness, and a love for languages.
* Monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and learning within the department, ensuring high standards of academic achievement and progress for all students.
* Lead by example in delivering excellent teaching, fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment where every student can thrive.
* Collaborate with colleagues across the school to promote the importance of languages and encourage cross-curricular initiatives and enrichment activities.
* Qualified teacher status (QTS) and relevant academic qualifications in one or more modern foreign languages.
* Substantial experience teaching languages at the secondary level, with a proven track record of raising student attainment and progress.
* Strong leadership skills, with the ability to inspire, motivate, and support colleagues to achieve excellence.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, parents, and external stakeholders.
* A commitment to continuous professional development and a passion for staying abreast of developments in language teaching pedagogy and curriculum innovation.
* Eligibility to work in the UK.
Why Join Us:
* Opportunity to lead a dynamic and talented team of language educators in a supportive and collaborative environment.
* Competitive salary and benefits package, including opportunities for career development and progression.
* Access to high-quality resources and facilities to support teaching and learning.
* Located in Basildon, a vibrant and diverse community with excellent transport links and amenities.

If you are passionate about languages and possess the skills and experience required to lead our Languages Department to success, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role