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MFL Head of Department

Job Description

Dunbar Education are currently working with an Ofsted rated Good School who are now seeking a MFL Head of Department to join their team from September. If this could be of interest, please see below for further details;

Location: Hemel Hempstead

Ofsted: Good

Salary: MPS/UPS Fringe + TLR 1a

Contract: Permanent, full time

Start Date: September


This Ofsted Good school is a very popular and very oversubscribed school on a beautiful site in the village area of the town, close to local and national rail, bus and road links to London. (Hemel Hempstead train station is a 15 minute walk from the school)

They have expanded our school, with 217 students in each year group and over 250 students in the Sixth Form. Our facilities are excellent with world-class sporting facilities, a brand-new music, languages and science centre and plans for further improvements across the site. In September 2025 we will open a brand-new school building.

Thie school is seeking a talented and effective Head of Modern Foreign Languages to join their successful Modern Foreign Languages team. French and German are long established within the curriculum offer and Spanish was introduced in Year 7 in 2021, meaning that the faculty will be teaching 3 languages at GCSE for the first time in 2024/25. They are proud to have thriving GCSE and A level cohorts and to achieve increasingly excellent results, both in terms of attainment and progress.

They offer an environment with a supportive induction and professional development programme, recognising that our teachers are the reason for our continuing success.

The Head of MFL will:

  • Be able to teach across the full range of age and abilities
  • Act as a role model in leading subject staff in their own high quality teaching
  • Set expectations and targets for staff and students in relation to standards of achievement and the quality of teaching
  • Engage all subject staff in the creation, consistent implementation and improvement of schemes of work which encapsulate key school learning strategies
  • Lead curriculum development to ensure the delivery of an appropriate, comprehensive, high-quality and cost-effective curriculum programme
  • Review teaching and learning, monitoring the progress of all students including those requiring additional support or challenge to ensure students are engaged in their learning and achieve success.

    Benefits of the school:
    - Support in professional development through a mentoring and coaching programme
    - Investment into CPF to encourage staff to take ownership of their development with individualised training and CPD opportunities
    - Middle leads take part in leadership development
    - Aspiring Middle and Senior Leaders are encouraged to apply for fully funded NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH Qualifications
    - All staff members are encouraged to take part in day visits and residential trips in the UK and overseas
    - Detailed workload and wellbeing policy
    - Whole school approach to marking to support teacher workload
    - Free access to a trained and external counsellor

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