Curriculum Leader of Modern Foreign Languages

Type of Position:Curriculum Leader of MFL
Subject:Modern Foreign Languages
Salary:Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale (Outer London) plus TLR (based on experience)
Start Date:1st September 2024
Closing Date: Friday 14th June 2024 at 12 noon


Salary: Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale (Outer London) plus TLR (based on experience)

Please note that salary is negotiable for an exceptional teacher who has commitment and vision

The Governors wish to appoint a dynamic, inspirational, talented and enthusiastic Curriculum Leader of Modern Foreign Languages who will support the continued development of our Modern Foreign Languages department.  We are looking for a passionate and motivated teacher who believes that all pupils can achieve their full potential and will challenge them to unlock that potential and develop the tools they need to explore beyond what they consider to be possible.  An inspirational and innovative classroom teacher and leader, who is passionate about Modern Foreign Languages and keen to improve standards for all pupils.   The successful applicant will have the ability to teach outstanding lessons across the age range and be committed to raising standards of attainment and developing the success of the department.  They will set high expectations for themselves, their department and the pupils. The successful candidate should have the ability to offer French (KS3 and KS4) and Spanish to KS3 in order that we can expand our offering to pupils.  Any other languages would be an advantage.

Our school motto ‘Believe and Achieve’ represents our unwavering commitment towards our pupils and staff becoming the very best versions of themselves, achieving their full potential. As a school, we set our standards high and do not compromise.

The opportunity for personal development and progression at Hurstmere is key to our success. An active commitment to staff development through a strong and consistent focus and dialogue around teaching and learning pedagogy makes this an ideal position for candidates committed to being the best practitioner they can be.

Hurstmere School is a popular, non-selective secondary academy for boys aged 11 – 16, serving the local community of Sidcup. It is a special place, with a strong sense of community and a determination to succeed in all that we do. The school is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pupils and a “culture of vigilance” to safeguard and protect all in its care.  There are policies and procedures in place, including safer recruitment procedures.  All staff and volunteers are expected to uphold this safeguarding commitment.  Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, Online check and other employment checks. 

Hurstmere offers a supportive and inclusive environment that celebrates and welcomes diversity.  We expect everyone to have the highest expectations of themselves and of each other. Our pupils are expected to be ready to learn, to work hard and to celebrate their own and each other's achievements. We have staff who are devoted to providing the best education and pastoral care possible, and pupils of whom we are extremely proud; this mix creates a school that is a pleasure to work and learn in.

We are committed to a strong home-school partnership and believe the whole community can contribute to the progress of our pupils as they journey through Hurstmere School, to sixth form, apprenticeships, university, the workplace and beyond.

To apply please complete the application form and either e-mail to or post to the school.  For further information please contact Mrs R Card, Office Manager, on or 020 8300 5665. 

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than:- Friday 14th June 2024 at 12.00 noon. 

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive sufficient exceptional candidates. 


Title Date  
Application Form Teacher M22 30th Jan 2023 Download
Recruitment Pack for CL of MFL 24.05.24 24th May 2024 Download

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