• joannejackowiak

Head of French/Second in Department, M/UPR £25,714 to £41,604 plus TLR2b £4,783 pa

Full Time, Permanent, Required for September 2022,


Kenton School is a vibrant and inclusive secondary school at the heart of the community in which we serve. With around 1800 students, we are amongst the largest schools in the North East. At Kenton we are passionate about providing the very best education possible for young people in our city, our region and nationally and our strong and committed team share our vision of ensuring all our students not only reach their potential but that they are confident, happy and resilient students who treat each other with compassion and respect.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and inspiring French specialist to join our team with a teaching and learning responsibility as 2nd in Department. The role will involve supporting the Head of Faculty in wider department leadership including oversight of KS3. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the department as we are currently reviewing and developing our curriculum intent and implementation and are excited about moving towards delivering French through the use of Parallel Texts, Sentence Builders and Knowledge Organisers.


We are a friendly and supportive department of 5 full time MFL teachers with a collegiate approach to departmental and curriculum planning seeking a talented and inspiring French specialist to join our team. The role will involve acting as supporting the Head of MFL in wider department leadership including oversight of KS3.


If you are the person we are looking for you will possess a broad base of subject knowledge, a proven track record of effectiveness and impact as a classroom teacher, and strong analytical skills with the ability to use data effectively to track progress and raise achievement. You will possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to present your views and opinions and to challenge, give feedback and take feedback constructively. You will possess the ability to work effectively with all students, engaging them through exciting yet challenging lessons and embedding a culture of high expectations and positive behaviour for learning. You will have the potential to think and act strategically with the innovation and initiative to support the visions and aims of the department, school and wider trust.



In return we will offer:

· Salary sacrifice schemes such as childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme.

· Access to on site gym facilities.

· Fantastically resourced schools with easy commuting access to both the A1 and A19.


Click here to download Candidate Information Pack


How to Apply: You can apply through the TES website by clicking on the Quick Apply link. Alternatively, you can download and application form by clicking this link:

Application Form

and returning your completed form to human.resources@kenton.newcastle.sch.uk.


Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 20th May 2022

Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all our schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. This post does involve engaging in regulated activity as defined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 and is except from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended 1975, 2013 and 2020).

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