Head of Spanish

Southend High School for Girls

Head of Spanish

Required for September 2023


Closing date:  Thursday 23rd March 2023


Application forms are available at www.shsg.org/vacancies/#how-to-apply
Full applicant information pack can be downloaded ‘here

Please submit your application and covering letter to recruitment@shsg.org


We are seeking an inspirational and enthusiastic Head of Spanish to join our successful MFL faculty.

The ability to teach Spanish at all Key Stages up to A Level is essential.

The MFL faculty consists of a team of experienced, enthusiastic teachers who are committed to providing the very best learning experiences for students. All staff have high expectations and students gain excellent results under their guidance.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who:

  • will be an outstanding practitioner, able to teach Spanish at all levels, including to A* at A Level.
  • will be a passionate subject specialistic who is committed to ensuring that all students see the beauty and the value in studying languages beyond simply having to pass examinations.
  • will be a positive, dynamic and impactful leader with a proven track record of improving teaching and learning and leading students to achieving exceptional results.
  • will develop further the MFL Faculty’s excellent academic performance and range of extra-curricular provision, including the organisation and participation in overseas visits and our long-established exchange.
  • will be committed to continuing to raise the profile of Spanish across the school.
  • will actively contribute to the strategic direction of the school through the middle leadership strategic group.

We can offer you:

  • highly motivated, ambitious students
  • a strong, highly qualified committed team of subject experts
  • a commitment to ongoing professional development
  • an environment which promotes innovation

Southend High School for Girls is a highly successful and oversubscribed girls’ grammar school rated

‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

This is an exciting time to join the school as it continues to move forward under the leadership of its Headteacher, Mr Jason Carey.

For all enquiries, please contact Karen Lacey HR & Finance Manager by e-mail at recruitment@shsg.org

Shortlisting – Friday 24th March 2023

Interviews to be held Thursday 30th March 2023


We reserve the right to call applicants to interview, and appoint, prior to the closing date

All staff at Southend High School for Girls have a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.  This is a customer-facing role needing fluent spoken English.