Second in Modern Foreign Languages

Teacher of French & Spanish (2nd in MFL with responsibility for community languages)

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2A

To start September 2022

Kingsway Park High School was established in 2010 and joined the Altus Education Partnership in February 2022. We are now a very popular oversubscribed school (1350 students in years 7-11 and 190 staff) located in central Rochdale. We are very proud of the high-quality facilities, resources, and environment that we provide for both staff and students. We hold our school values of Kindness, Perseverance, Helpfulness, and Success at the core of everything we do and everything we expect from our students.

Kingsway Park High School are looking to appoint an experienced teacher of KS3 and 4 French & Spanish who is looking for a new challenge and experience of leadership within an enthusiastic and forward-thinking team. The MFL department is keen to continue its dynamic development of community languages and is improving rapidly under effective leadership. The 2nd in department will work closely with the Curriculum Leader to develop the diversity of our languages offer and will work in collaboration with the team to take the department even further in terms of outstanding outcomes for all students.  The department contains outstanding practitioners to share best practice and it prides itself on continuous improvement for all.

The successful candidate needs to have a real passion for their subject and to be up to date with best practice and raising outcomes in MFL. The ideal 2nd in department will be skilled and conscientious and will thrive in an early leadership capacity.  The ideal candidate will be willing to help raise the profile for MFL within the whole school context. The MFL department at Kingsway Park High School is a supportive and hardworking team that is well resourced with a suite of language classrooms and a workroom for the staff.  This supports the department in working cohesively to support less experienced members of the team and to share excellent practice.

What you’ll need to succeed

Applications are welcomed from colleagues with relevant experience of teaching French & Spanish at KS3 and 4, and a real passion for their subject.

It is extremely important that all staff members have high expectations of themselves and the students they teach and share our ethos that every student is valued.  We want staff to be the very best that they can be.

To have an informal, confidential discussion and to find out how to apply, please contact Paula Read at Hays Education on 07966403947 or

Visits to the school can be organised by contacting Hays Education.

The closing date for all applications is 9 .00 am on Tuesday 24th May 2022.  

Interviews will be held w/c 23rd May 2022.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring and background check.

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Kingsway Park High School

Turf Hill Road
OL16 4XA