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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:
Closed for applications on 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

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

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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