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Head of Department MFL - Spanish - Full-time

Orchards Academy, Swanley

  • Ref:KCC886-4031-199T
  • Posted:13/01/2023
  • Pay:Main Scale + TLR
  • Start Date:Easter or September 2023
  • App Close Date:03/02/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:09/02/23


Job Title: Head of MFL (Spanish)

Location Orchards Academy              

Salary/ salary range: Main Scale + TLR

Closing Date: Friday 3rd February 2023                              Shortlisting: Monday 6th February 2023     

Interview Date: Thursday 9th February 2023                     Start Date: Easter or September 2023

We are delighted to introduce you to Orchards Academy, a secondary school that is at the heart of the local community. At Orchards we aim to provide a caring yet challenging curriculum and environment in which the talents of each student are nurtured and enabled to flourish. Where there is a relentless drive to enable students to achieve their full potential.

Orchards Academy is excited to be recruiting a dynamic teacher of Spanish who is ready to step into middle leadership as Head of MFL. This is an exciting opportunity starting with a blank canvas to build a department from the ground up. The ideal candidate will be supported in this role to grow and mould their own department and develop into an outstanding middle leader.

Amongst other things this individual must;

  • Be passionate about MFL and the opportunities it offers pupils.
  • Be able to demonstrate a track record of successful outcomes.
  • Have an understanding of the GCSE specification.
  • Have the drive to make a real difference to the lives of students.
  • Have a commitment and desire to develop their own practice.

Please read the job description for more information about the role and responsibilities.

For any questions or to book an informal conversation about this position please contact Mrs Angela Jones via email to: angela.jones@orchards-tkat.org  or Tel: 01322 616136


TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and Barring service check, a Right to Work in the UK check and satisfactory references.


Information about the school

Orchards Academy aims to provide a caring yet challenging curriculum and environment in which the talents of each student are nurtured and enabled to flourish.

As a small school we quickly develop a strong sense of belonging. This strong sense of community allows students to grow personally and academically as they trust and feel supported by a staff body that knows them well. This results in a calm, orderly and purposeful atmosphere where students enjoy their learning, make good progress and feel safe.

We aim to work with students, parents and the wider community to provide a safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment where high expectations and levels of challenge enable our students to achieve academically, socially and emotionally so they can make a positive contribution to society.

Working for TKAT: Leadership within TKAT schools require passion, understanding, empathy and above all, a genuine love for the profession. Our role is to support you by giving you the flexibility to work how and when you need to; to open up opportunities to develop your career; to take care of your wellbeing at work; to enable you to flourish as an individual and to offer the kind of rewards you can only find from improving the prospects and life chances for literally thousands of children and young people.

Equal Opportunities: TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part time or on a flexible basis.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Angela Jones
  • Address:St Mary's Road, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7TE
  • Telephone: 01322 665231
  • Email: ajones@orchards-tkat.org

Fax: 01322 661006


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.