Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Head of MFL - Beaminster School - Kuwait

An enthusiastic and suitably qualified teacher is required to lead the MFL department due to the retirement of the current postholder. The department has an excellent academic record (2011 - 90% A*-C) and the Governors wish to appoint an outstanding teacher with proven ability to teach across all Key Stages, including at A level, whether in French or Spanish.

This popular and successful specialist Technology College (11-18) stands in beautiful open countryside on the edge of Beaminster, a Dorset town with great charm and historic interest, just 6 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

Beaminster is a "Good" school where "Challenging targets are used to encourage staff and learners", "Students are well behaved and care very much about their school" and "The school is well led and managed" (Ofsted). 6th form numbers are buoyant and there will be ample opportunity to teach at this level.

We have a joint Sixth form (with the Sir John Colfox School in Bridport) which offers a broad and developing range of courses.

The successful candidate will:
Be an outstanding classroom practitioner (QTS status)
Have a real passion for leading learning
Have proven experience of maximising students outcomes at all levels
Seek out and develop exciting and stimulating resources
Be a strategic thinker with clear views on the direction and development of MFL
Have excellent ICT skills
Play an active part a in whole school development

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Beaminster 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 successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced CRB check.

Please note that we cannot accept CV applications for this post.

Contact: Mrs Nicola Chalkley, Head's PA, Beaminster School, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3EP Email: NChalkley@beaminster.dorset.sch.uk Tel: 01308 862633 Fax: 01308 863909 Website: www.beaminster.dorset.sch.uk

Closing Date: Monday 27th February 2012