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Director of Learning – Modern Foreign Languages

Manor CE Academy, York

Closing Date

Sun 12th May 2024


Manor CE Academy


Susan Metcalfe, PA to the Principal


 01904 528060



Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, YO26 6PA

*Please note: the Diocese of York is not the employer*

Director of Learning – Modern Foreign Languages. 

Director of Learning – Modern Foreign Languages – Manor Church of England Academy

We seek to appoint a  Director of Learning from Modern Foreign Languages to join our team at Manor Church of England Academy, Jordan Cairns, as  Principal of Manor CE Academy, is  delighted to introduce our school to you. 

Manor has a proud history, having served the young people of York since 1812. We are a Church of England academy and our Christian values guide, influence and underpin all that we do. We proudly strive to provide a 21st century education for our young people, founded on Christian belief, and carry on the work that the National Society began in the early 19th century.

Whilst we are incredibly proud of our reputation for academic excellence, we are even more proud of the many extra-curricular opportunities we provide, enabling our students to truly ‘live life to the full.’ 

The MFL department  at Manor CE Academy consists of a highly motivated team that engages students through a wide range of activities and uses ICT to great effect. Through the use of authentic materials such as songs, literature etc, students also enhance their knowledge of other cultures and develop their curiosity. Teachers foster confidence in students in order to educate for Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills.  There are high expectations within all MFL lessons encouraging students to be considerate and show respect for others.

All students in Key Stage 3 study French, with some Gifted and Talented students currently taking on German as a second language at the start of Year 8. At Key Stage 3, students follow the online Studio course book covering a number of topics including family, environment, hobbies and school. They have two hours of MFL lessons per week. At the climax of year 9, all students will have developed their knowledge in French and are equipped to make informed choices about  whether to continue French at GCSE. They have a clear understanding of why learning a MFL is important to their future work and personal life.

At Key Stage 4, students are encouraged to continue to study MFL as part of the EBacc. Current Year 10 and 11 students follow the AQA exam board course which comprises of 4 terminal exams worth 25% each. At KS4, students deepen their appreciation of how words and language come together and further develop their knowledge of words and structures.

This role will support the overall leadership of the Academy. The successful candidate will be the lead teaching professional for MFL ensuring high attainment through the selection, delivery and assessment of the curriculum. 

Job Details

Hours of Work:  1FTE

Position Type:  Permanent Post

Line Manager: Vice Principal Attainment and Progress

Travel Required:  Occasional

The salary is dependent on current qualifications and experience, please see the  job description on My New Term for more information;

Application Process

Please complete the online application form to apply for this role. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.  You should use the information supplied with in the Job Description & Person Specification to make the best of your application by identifying some specific pieces of work you may have undertaken in any of these areas. Your application may be viewed in regard to some or all of the skill specific areas over the course of the selection process.  Applications via agencies will not be considered.

Interviews will take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

Hope Sentamu Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting our children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to a safer recruitment process which includes enhanced criminal records and barring checks, scrutiny of employment history, robust referencing and other vetting checks.

Our safeguarding system is underpinned by a range of policies and procedures which encourage and promote safe working practice across the Trust. On joining you will be required to undergo continuous professional development to maintain safe working practice and to safeguard our children and young people.

For further details and to apply, please visit the school’s website; Vacancies – Manor CE Academy | A place to thrive (