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Subject Leader of Languages - Full-time

Folkestone Academy, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4020-449T
  • Posted:02/02/2022
  • Pay:Leadership Payscale dependent on experience
  • Start Date:April/September 2022 - start negotiable
  • App Close Date:23/02/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed

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After a year in the planning, Turner Schools is excited to launch our Turner School of Languages. To help us achieve our vision, we are looking for experienced or aspiring leaders to join us on the next stage of our journey, leading our cross-trust departments. We will be offering our pupils the opportunity to learn French, Spanish, German, Latin, Russian and Mandarin. We are therefore keen to receive applications from candidates as Subject Leader of Languages across our trust. We welcome applicants able to offer any two of the languages listed. We are unashamedly ambitious for what every child in our care can achieve, as such, our high standards of behaviour ensure that our teachers are free to focus on creating and delivering the very best lessons. This role provides an exciting opportunity to help shape our curriculum and provision throughout our trust.

The ideal candidates will...

  • be dedicated to improving pupil progress and raising attainment
  • possess the drive and determination to overcome disadvantage in a new and growing school
  • value our warm-strict environment, with silent transitions to support the well-being of our pupils with SEND
  • engage with research-informed teaching practice
  • believe that a knowledge-rich curriculum levels the playing field for all pupils

In return, we can offer...

  • fabulous pupils who work hard and who want to learn
  • a dedicated team of teachers and associate staff, who are always willing to go above and beyond to support our pupils, and one another
  • personalised coaching and CPD programmes alongside an investment in your career and development through financing Masters qualifications, training courses, Teach Meets and conferences as requested
  • manageable workload through sensible and efficient policies, such as whole-class feedback, centralised detentions, and biannual data drops, as well as dedicated time for collaborative planning
  • Quality Assurance cycles which are genuinely developmental for all colleagues
  • a Trust which takes pupil and faculty welfare and intellectual development seriously
  • supportive governors and a dedicated faculty team who are continually willing to learn
  • a genuine opportunity to make a difference and be part of our continuing journey
  • Private healthcare from Benenden Health medical, including a 24/7 prescription GP service, counselling, access to the BUPA hospital network and physiotherapy.  

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and we reserve the right to appoint prior to the close of the advert if a suitable candidate is found.

Information about the school

At Folkestone Academy we foster an environment where students value their education and enjoy their learning and feel inspired to develop their true passions. We offer traditional academic subjects alongside creative arts, sports and a vibrant extra-curricular. We want our pupils to find their talents and be the best they can be.

We believe our purpose is to provide the young people we serve with a powerful education. This education will foster ambitious students who have the confidence to succeed academically and to go on to live fulfilled, successful lives.

We believe that a knowledge-led curriculum delivered by research-engaged, dedicated practitioners is the catalyst necessary to achieve this purpose. Essential to this purpose is our shared commitment to our values.

Folkestone Academy is part of Turner Schools, which is committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Turner Schools is committed to ensuring success without selection for our pupils and students by teaching them the core knowledge and life skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Turner Schools is committed to leading schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Our mission is to set a new standard in non-selective education, empowering our pupils and students with cultural capital. In this way we will contribute to the regeneration of the region; we call this mission ‘sea-change’.

Our schools include: Folkestone Academy; Folkestone Primary; Morehall Primary; Martello Primary; and Turner Free School.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com
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).