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Head of Modern Foreign Languages (French up to A Level)

Job Title: Head of Modern Foreign Languages (French up to A Level)
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Responsible to: Deputy Head
Academic Hours per week: 
Full time
Dependent on experience and qualifications
January 2020
Closing date: 
Midnight Sunday 16th June 2019
Interview date: W/C 17th June 2019

Taunton School is over 170 years old and is an Independent School for approximately 1000 boys and girls aged 0-18 years, with circa 300 boarders. We aim to challenge, inspire and nurture young people to succeed in a global community.

The School has an exciting opportunity for the role of Head of Modern Foreign Languages to commence from January 2020. The successful candidate will be responsible, through the Deputy Head Academic to the Headmaster, for sustaining and improving the quality of education offered to pupils. As well as teaching responsibilities, the postholder is expected to lead the Department through effective planning, communication, resource management and organisation of the curriculum.

You will lead and inspire a large, vibrant and committed department and further enhance the Department’s already excellent reputation and results. You will also further improve the quality of teaching and learning within the Department through the sharing of resources and best practice, lesson observations, mentoring and the management of the professional development review process.

Our School ethos is of a shared responsibility and positive contribution from all to the life and work of this busy six-day-a-week boarding and day community. This is what makes Taunton School such a thriving, energetic and well-rounded Independent School. We offer a competitive package and an outstanding educational environment in which to work.

Application details: Please complete and submit a Taunton School application form and equal opportunities monitoring form accompanied with a covering letter to tsrecruit@tauntonschool.co.uk. Alternatively, applications can be posted to the HR Department at the main School address. Please note CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Midnight on 16th June 2019

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Taunton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The offer of employment will be subject to pre-employment checks including satisfactory references and a successful enhanced DBS check.

Taunton School is an equal opportunities employer and sets out to be caring and reasonable in its approach to all staff; it values its staff and has been accredited with the Investors in People gold standard.