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Head of Modern Languages

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
05/05/2017 09:00
MPS/UPS: £22,467- £38,250 per annum plus TLR 1c (£9,379pa)
Hours per week:
Full time as in accordance with the Teachers' Pay and Conditions document
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
St Mary's Catholic School, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7PE
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
5 May

Further information

This school has 'Academy' status and you will not be directly employed by Newcastle City Council.

St Mary's Catholic School
Benton Park Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 2153260
NOR: 1256
Headteacher: J Foster

Full time, permanent
Required for September 2017

The Governors wish to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified Head of Modern Languages to join this outstanding school. The successful candidate will contribute to a department that prides itself on very high standards of teaching and learning. As in all of our appointments, we are looking for a teacher who has a passion for providing an excellent holistic education for students and who would be committed to promoting the school’s distinctive Catholic/Christian ethos.

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 also very popular with parents and are one of the most over-subscribed schools in the north-east. We have over 1000 students in the main school and our Sixth Form of 200 is expected to grow to 300 in the next three years.

In addition, we are a National Support School, increasingly engaged in school to school support, as well as a core partner in a Teaching School Alliance. Opportunities for professional development are, therefore, wide-ranging and an added attraction for potential new staff.

At St Mary’s, Modern Languages is a well-established and highly respected department with excellent results. Recent highlights include:-

• 100% A*-C and 58% A*/A in GCSE Spanish in 2016
• 87% A*-C and 39% A*/A in GCSE French in 2016
• Outstanding Progress 8 score of 0.95 in Languages in 2016 – the highest in the North East
• 100% A*-C across all Language A Levels in the past 3 years

Above all, the Governors wish to appoint a leader with:-

• A clear commitment to nurturing and promoting the school’s distinctive ethos.
• A passion for providing the best possible holistic education for all students.
• A commitment to maximising achievement through excellence in teaching and learning.
• An excellent track record as a classroom teacher.

Application packs are available to download from Jobs in Schools North East, North East Jobs (Local Authority website) and St Mary’s school’s website or e-mail the Headteacher’s PA, julie.patterson@st-marys.newcastle.sch.uk or write to her at the school address.

Closing date: 9am Friday 5 May 2017

The school is fully committed to safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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