Head of Languages

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  • Location:The City of Brighton and Hove
  • Sector:Education
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Brighton College Prep School is seeking a Head of Languages (Maternity Cover) to join us in August 2024, for up to one year.

About the Head of Languages role:

As our Head of Languages you will pro-actively lead and direct the teaching and learning throughout the Languages department from Year 4 to 8, including the scholarship curriculum.

Key responsibilites as a Head of Languages:

To teach French and Spanish lessons.

To manage the teaching of language lessons in accordance with whole school expectations and policies.

To inspire pupils from Year 4 to Year 8 in the learning of languages and to prepare them for Common Entrance and Scholarship examinations.

To be aware of and implement, relevant national and ISEB curriculum developments.

To ensure that all teaching, marking, assessment and reporting on pupil progress and attainment in all taught languages is consistent across the department and follows whole-school expectations and policies.

To ensure best possible practice within the department and evaluate its effectiveness in the teaching of French and languages.

To liaise with both parents and the Deputy Head (Academic) on departmental curriculum matters and manage ‘setting’ where appropriate.

To make use of standardised tests (where appropriate) and to maintain detailed records of pupils for the department including those which monitor the progress of individual pupils and colleagues of the subject.

To prepare and update a handbook for the department which contains, but is not limited to: Aims and objectives, staffing, resources, classroom organisation and practice, content of dept. meetings, schemes of work, BCEE/CE syllabus (where appropriate), principles of assessment, marking policy, homework, spelling, presentation, extra-curricular activities and the yearly development plan.

To contribute to the school development plan.

To work towards a successful subject review.

To contribute to the program of activities available for ‘very able’ children.

To supervise and observe teaching of French and languages across all year groups.

To submit and control a departmental budget covering the ordering and restocking of text books, stationery and all consumables.

What we're looking for in our Head of Languages:

Brighton College is an exciting place to work, and it is our staff who make our community such a vibrant and stimulating environment.

The academic success of our school is due to excellent, innovative and well-planned teaching. Above all, therefore, we are looking for individuals who foster a passion for learning and who demonstrate an ability and genuine desire to develop pupils to their fullest potential.

If you are interested in joining our community, and think you have the skills needed to join us as a Head of Languages please click apply today