Strategic Lead - Modern Foreign Languages

SIGMA Trust, Clacton-on-Sea

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Job Ref No. ECC0-42S Position Type: Leader/Co-ordinator Pay Range: Leadership Pay Scale Point L12-L18
Position Start Date: 01/09/2020 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 26/03/2020 Midnight Date of Interviews: To be Confirmed  

Job Description

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We have a rare and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to share your expertise modern foreign languages across a large group of local schools within The Sigma Trust.

As the Strategic Lead for MFL you will:

· Further improve standards within language teaching across The Sigma Trust;

· Work with schools to increase the take-up of MFL subjects at GCSE;

· Contribute to an increase in the numbers of students opting to study languages at Sixth and beyond as part of our Sigma Sixth developments;

· Work with the primary schools to create a common platform for teaching MFL;

· Ensure that our vision that "best practice becomes shared practice" is fully evident within all MFL teams;

· Ensure consistency across the Trust in the implementation of agreed policies and procedures;

· Create opportunities for joint working through a planned programme of events.

If you can answer yes to the following questions, we would very much welcome your application:

· Are you an ambitious and outstanding teacher and leader?

· Do you have a passion for your subject?

· Are you keen to develop a more strategic role within your subject specialism?

As the Strategic Lead for MFL you will join the team of Strategic Leads in other subject areas who work across all of our academies providing support and challenge as required for two days per week. The remaining three days will be spent teaching within your base school which could be any of the schools within the Trust. This will be agreed with the successful candidate and will be based on need and locality, all Sigma schools are geographically close to each other.

You will support and advise subject leaders and senior staff on the development of your subject across all phases. The role will require a practitioner with a diverse skillset, exceptional knowledge of curriculum frameworks and first-rate leadership skills.The team of Strategic Leads is line managed by the Deputy CEO and supported by the Director of Education for the Trust.

The overall ethos of The Sigma Trust is achievement for all ensuring that no child is left behind. Education should foster in its learners a curiosity to discover who they are and what they are capable of, together with developing the resilience for them to test the boundaries of their abilities, and build the skills necessary to face the future with confidence.

Why work for The Sigma Trust?

We can offer you:

• A competitive salary

• Robust CPD training programme that enables you to flourish

• Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

• Employee benefits including: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, Eyecare scheme and Cycle To Work scheme

For additional information about The Sigma Trust and this specific post, please visit our website

To apply for this post please complete an application form, available from The Sigma Trust/this website. Please include within your application a statement which demonstrates how your experience to date has prepared you for this role.

Closing date 12 midday Thursday 26th March 2020.

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

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

Helen Hobbs
Tendring Education Centre
Jaywick Lane, Clacton-on-Sea
Essex, CO16 8BE
Telephone: 01255 687786

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