Director of Learning - Modern Foreign Languages
The Halley Academy

Job reference: 002569

Location: The Halley Academy

Closing date: 24/02/2020

Salary: Leadership Scale- competitive and commensurate with experience

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Teaching

Hours per week: Full-time

Start Date: September 2020

About the role: The Halley Academy has a truly unique opportunity and are seeking to appoint a Director of Learning for Modern Foreign Languages - the department has been led by an experienced and highly successful leader who has made real impact within the department and wider school. The current post holder is relocating and moving into a role of more seniority, hence the role is now available. This role allows an exceptional MFL practitioner to move into a leadership role with strong foundations already in place but with the scope to put their own stamp on it, and receive fantastic support and CPD opportunities across the academy and wider Trust.


We deem this to be a great position on the basis that;

  • We are a vibrant and committed MFL department, passionate about languages and dedicated to supporting students throughout their learning experience and securing the best possible outcomes for them. 
  • We offer pupils the very best in Language learning opportunities by delivering high quality teaching via our bespoke curriculum, alongside inspiring extracurricular opportunities and residential trips abroad. 
  • We believe in nurturing staff into Outstanding practitioners through various professional development pathways and have team members who are currently completing NPQML and Masters courses, as well as alumni from the Teach First and Teaching Leaders programmes. 
  • This is further supported through our membership of the Leigh Academies Trust which provides regular teach-meets and co-operative training sessions within the trust to facilitate staff and student growth.


If this sounds like an environment within which you would like to work, apply to join our team from September 2020.  The duties and responsibilities associated with this post are in line with the National Teaching Standards - please click here to view the Job Description.


Working with The Halley Academy: The Halley Academy has a long and illustrious heritage being the first purpose-built comprehensive in the UK in the 1950s.  We became part of Leigh Academies Trust in early 2018, a highly successful multi-academy trust offering a wealth of opportunities to all of its staff and students to collaborate, develop and grow.

The Halley is a vibrant academy on an exciting journey of rapid improvement.  We are a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme in Post 16 and the IB Middle Years Programme in Key Stage 3. We are a diverse community where everyone is valued, respected and trusted, where we all work together to achieve and celebrate success.  Students thrive within a culture of high aspiration, with no cap on ambition, building the skills to lead healthy, happy and successful lives.

Our dedicated staff are the most important factor in transforming lives and delivering the best outcomes for every student. Every colleague has access to a wide range of professional development opportunities, tailored to the individual depending on aspirations and key areas of interest.


Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. 

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.


Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

We require all staff within the Trust to complete an enhanced DBS check as part of our on-boarding process in order to safeguard our students

 

The closing date for this job has now passed.

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