MFL Head of Department

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Job Title: MFL Head of Department

Location: Greenwich

Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Start Date: 02 September 2024

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2

About Us:

Our partnered secondary school in Greenwich is a vibrant and inclusive educational institution. They pride themselves on fostering a multicultural environment where students are encouraged to explore diverse languages and cultures.

Job Description:

They are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Head of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) to lead their MFL department. The successful candidate will have a passion for languages and a proven track record of outstanding teaching and leadership. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious professional to shape the future of MFL education at their school.

Key Responsibilities:

· Lead and manage the MFL department, including overseeing curriculum development and delivery for French and Spanish.

· Inspire and support a team of MFL teachers to deliver high-quality, engaging lessons that meet the needs of all students.

· Monitor and evaluate the progress and performance of the MFL department, implementing strategies for continuous improvement.

· Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that promotes the love of languages and cultural awareness.

· Collaborate with senior leadership to develop and implement school-wide policies and initiatives.

· Organise and lead extracurricular activities and events that enhance the MFL curriculum.

· Manage departmental budgets and resources effectively.


· Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a degree in a relevant language subject.

· Substantial experience teaching MFL at the secondary school level.

· Proven leadership and management experience within an educational setting.

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

· Strong organisational and time-management abilities.

· Commitment to continuous professional development and staying current with educational best practices.

· A passion for languages and the ability to inspire students and staff alike.


· Experience with curriculum development and assessment.

· Proficiency in multiple languages taught at the school (French & Spanish).

· Experience in integrating technology into language teaching.

Application Process: Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV to Complete Classroom Services.

Complete Classroom Services are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all candidates to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.