Head of Languages (German and French)

St Mark's West Essex Catholic School, Harlow

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Job Ref No. ECC5458-21S Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: TLR 2b (£4,531, including Outer Fringe allowance)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 04/05/2019 Midnight Date of Interviews: To be confirmed  

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Head of Languages (German and French)

TLR 2b (£4,531, including Outer Fringe allowance)

The Governors are seeking to appoint a Head of Languages. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic professional and an excellent classroom practitioner, with the ability to teach German to A Level. This would be an ideal opportunity for an ambitious teacher aspiring to middle leadership.

This is an exciting time to join a high-performing department. Languages are an integral part of the St Mark's curriculum, and we are proud that our EBacc results are the highest of the Harlow schools. German and French are popular GCSE options, with results consistently exceeding the national average, while at A Level, we average ALPS scores of 3 or above. We are bucking national trends in MFL and regularly send pupils to university to study languages. The department runs residential trips to Berlin and Paris and a day-trip to France.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children Appointments are subject to satisfactory medical and enhanced CRB clearance and references

Please visit our web site or telephone 01279 770165 for an application form and further details

Visits to the school are welcome by appointment.

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About St Mark's West Essex Catholic School

St Mark’s is a successful, well-ordered and caring Catholic school for approximately 1000 boys and girls aged from eleven to eighteen, situated in the heart of Harlow, Essex.

Values and Vision

We are committed to the highest level of achievement for pupils of all abilities and we recognise that there are no limits to a child’s potential. We aim to inspire all our pupils to achieve their best through "belonging, engaging and succeeding together". We believe in treating each pupil as an individual and valuing each person’s unique talents. Our curriculum has been designed to offer choice and to nurture all talents and abilities. Our school was rated “good with outstanding features” by Ofsted at our last inspection (Oct 2017). St Mark’s prides itself on its exam results at both GCSE and A level, as well as, the number of awards, achievements and accomplishments of our pupils in so many different aspects of their learning.


Harlow is a new town situated in the beautiful county of Essex. Harlow offers everything from arts, culture and theatre to sport, parks and nature reserves. The school is close to the M11 with quick links to the M25 and only 15 miles from Central London. A 20 minute drive will get you to Stansted Airport. Harlow is served by two mainline railway Stations, Harlow Town and Harlow Mill from where there are trains to and from London Liverpool Street, Stansted Airport and Cambridge. There is also a bus service to Epping tube station on the Central Line for London Underground.

Come and Meet Us

If you'd like to find out more about the school, or would like to visit us, get in touch by emailing admin@st-marks.essex.sch.uk or telephoning 01279 421 267. We would be delighted to welcome you. For more information about St Mark’s School, please visit our website: www.st-marks.essex.sch.uk

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Caroline Dundridge
St Mark's West Essex Catholic School
Tripton Road, Harlow
Essex, CM18 6AA
Telephone: 01279 421267
Email: c.dundridge@st-marks.essex.sch.uk