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Head of Department (Modern Foreign Languages) – Aberaeron Comprehensive School

Closing date: 17/05/2021

Reference: REQ102826

32.5 hours / Permanent

27,018 - 41,604 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic and committed teacher to lead the Modern Languages department. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher who can create exciting learning opportunities across the age and ability range.  They will be able to develop strong working relationships with pupils, staff and parents and will make a strong contribution to the strong ethos of working as a team, which is a feature of the school.

The department is very successful which currently teaches French although the school is open to discuss any changes in terms of this.

Aberaeron Comprehensive School is a bilingual school and the ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh is desirable for this post.  There are over 600 pupils at the school, which also has a successful 6th form.  During a visit by Estyn in 2016, they noted that the pupils ‘are very well-behaved and very supportive of each other.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and the school will require an Enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB.

Job Description

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

Safeguarding and child protection are key priorities for us. We aim to support vulnerable children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We and our educational establishments acknowledge that children and young people have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Schools and Culture

We offer appropriate challenge and support to our schools, to help them deliver first class education to all pupils, across the age and ability range. Our primary functions are as follows: 

  • School Improvement: Leadership; Support and Challenge, Teaching and Learning; Digital Literacy; Literacy and Numeracy; Welsh in Education
  • Additional Learning Needs: Provision for pupils with Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion; Attendance; Educational Psychology
  • Pupil Wellbeing:Counselling; Welfare; Anti-Bullying, Pupil Voice
  • Education Governance: Data ; Governor Support, Policy support
  • School Admissions
  • Culture: Music Service; Cered; Felinfach Theatre; Museum
  • Infrastructure and Resources: Planning School Places; Modernisation and Twenty First Century Schools Programme; Buildings; Grants
  • Catering: Day Centres; Primary Schools; Residential homes.
  • Childcare Unit: Childcare Sufficiency Assessment; Childcare & Play Grant; Childcare Offer; Out of School (After School Clubs and Holiday Playschemes); Day Nursery, Cylch/Playgroup & Childminder business support and staff training
Aberaeron is a picture perfect harbour town and is one of Ceredigion's best loved holiday destinations with fashionable places to stay and eat.
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