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Head of Department - MFL - Full-time

The Malling School, East Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-5425-538T
  • Posted:28/09/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS - TLR commensurate with experience
  • Start Date:to be negotiated
  • App Close Date:20/10/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:to be confirmed


Head of Department - MFL

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR commensurate with experience



Start Date: to be negotiated


About Us: 

At The Malling School, we are dedicated to providing a holistic education, nurturing the complete student. Our strong culture, robust behaviour systems, and Ofsted-rated "Good with Outstanding Features" environment provide a solid foundation for our students' success.  

Situated in East Malling, our school has a rich history of providing a supportive and nurturing environment for students from diverse backgrounds. 

We believe in the power of education to transform lives and empower individuals to reach their full potential. Our dedicated team of staff is committed to creating a dynamic and innovative learning experience that prepares students for a successful future. 


Position Overview: 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Curriculum Leadership: Lead and shape the MFL curriculum, fostering a dynamic and enriching learning environment.
  • Team Leadership: Inspire and manage a team of dedicated MFL teachers.
  • Strategic Vision: Develop and implement a strategic vision for the department, driving continuous improvement.
  • Operational Excellence: Ensure the effective day-to-day operation of the MFL department.
  • Student Engagement: Motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential in MFL.
  • Cross-Curricular Collaboration: Collaborate with other departments to enhance the overall school experience.
  • Curriculum Development: Contribute to the ongoing development of the IB Programmes of Study and the wider curriculum.

What We're Looking For: 

We are seeking a passionate, energetic, and driven professional committed to enhancing MFL education at The Malling School. The ideal candidate should possess the following qualities: 

  • Effective Communication: Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Collaborative Spirit: An ability to foster strong professional relationships.
  • Inspiring Leadership: A talent for motivating and guiding students and staff.
  • Student-Centric: A dedication to the happiness and well-being of our students.
  • Curriculum Enthusiast: A passion for advancing our IB programmes and the broader curriculum.

How to Apply: 

We encourage you to visit our school to experience our vibrant community first-hand. To arrange an informal visit, please email hr@themallingschool.kent.sch.uk

Application Deadline: 

Please submit your application by Friday 20th October  

Interview date: to be confirmed. 

Join us at The Malling School and be part of our dynamic team, committed to continuous improvement and providing exceptional education. Your leadership will make a significant impact on our students' lives and academic success. 


Early applications are advised, we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found. 


The Malling School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants. 



Information about the school

A mixed 11-19 co-educational High School of 1000 pupils serving the historic market town of West Malling and surrounding villages. The school is set in pleasant rural surroundings and has its own lake and extensive grounds. It was completely re-built in September 2007 and therefore has outstanding facilities.

West Malling is close to the county town of Maidstone and has excellent rail links to London and Ashford International (for the Continent).

This is an exciting time to be joining the staff of The Malling School.

We are dedicated to providing a holistic education, nurturing the complete student. Our strong culture, robust behaviour systems, and Ofsted-rated "Good with Outstanding Features" environment provides a solid foundation for our students' success.

We provide a very supportive environment in which staff can further develop their skills and we ensure every new member of staff has access to a trained coach. With close teams of teachers and non-teachers working together we take a collaborative approach to school improvement and have a shared aim of providing the very best education for our pupils.

Visit our website at www.themallingschool.kent.sch.uk for further information

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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.