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Head of Department – Modern Languages - Graveney School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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To start September 2024 (or sooner)

Would you like the opportunity to work as part of a team of highly experienced and ambitious colleagues? Graveney is an extremely popular and successful 11-18 School, situated in South West London, SW17 with the benefit of being situated in beautiful campus style surroundings with excellent facilities and a warm community atmosphere. We have a commitment to providing the best opportunities to all students and to developing the professional skills and career opportunities of our staff, within a supportive and collaborative environment.

Designated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in November 2022 and widely recognised as one of the top 100 state funded schools in the country. 

“Top performing local school again, based on an aggregation of the five key accountability measures…” The Times

We wish to appoint a dynamic and innovative teacher to lead the department within a popular and over-subscribed multi-ethnic school firmly committed to language learning. French and Spanish are taught throughout Key Stage 3 -5, and German is offered as an additional language. Most students study a foreign language up to GCSE. All languages are successful at GCSE and popular ‘A’ level subjects. We employ language assistants, have dedicated classrooms, and a computer suite.

The successful applicant will be an outstanding language teacher and be able to teach 2 languages. They will have a proven track record of providing high quality teaching and learning to pupils across all Key Stages, and a deep understanding of progression in language learning at all levels and for all abilities.  They will be able to lead by example, inspire both staff and students, have excellent interpersonal skills, and thrive working in a large, busy and successful department. 

Graveney School has a commitment to providing the best opportunities to all students and the continuing development of professional skills and career opportunities of our valued staff.

An Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below. Alternatively, these can be downloaded from the school’s website: 

Electronic applications should be returned to 

Closing Date: Noon Friday 8 March 2024
Interviews: week commencing 11 March 2024

The selection process will comprise a lesson observation and panel interview.

Please note that applications will be considered for shortlisting as and when they are received and the Trust reserves the right to close the advert at any time.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that we do not accept CVs. Strictly no agencies please.

Graveney School
(Graveney School is part of Graveney Trust)
Welham Road
Tooting, London
SW17 9BU
Tel: 020 8682 7000
Fax: 020 6767 5883
Principal: Mrs Cynthia Rickman

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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