Head of Modern Foreign Languages – Uppingham Careers

Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 3 June 2024, 9:00 am


Uppingham School is looking for an exceptional and ambitious teacher to lead our Modern Foreign Languages faculty on a full-time basis.

As Head of MFL, you will be responsible for the strategic leadership and development of Modern Foreign Language teaching at Uppingham, guiding and supporting the heads of individual languages. You will ensure that teaching is creative and inspirational, fostering a learning environment in which pupils of all ages and abilities are enthused, inspired and supported.

You will also assume overall responsibility for the effective deployment of the faculty’s financial, material and human resources and will lead the quality assurance of our educational provision, by observing lessons, evaluating the faculty’s performance and actively addressing any underperformance of pupils.

We are looking for an outstanding teacher, a visionary leader, and an experienced professional, with a track record of first-rate teaching and the ability to build a strong rapport with pupils. You will demonstrate excellent subject knowledge and exemplary classroom management skills, along with the ability to inspire others, communicate well, and to lead and work well as part of a team.

Modern Foreign Languages at Uppingham

Modern Foreign Languages are a key component of the Uppingham curriculum up to IGCSE and Sixth Form. The languages taught are French, Spanish and Mandarin.

The faculty consists of ten teaching staff led by the head of faculty and the heads of department for each language. We also benefit from a strong team of permanent and British Council language assistants.

The French and Spanish departments both offer overseas study visits to Montpellier and Málaga respectively, along with an annual epistolary exchange with a partner school the Maison d’Education de la Légion d’Honneur in St Denis.


Uppingham School is committed to offering a range of attractive benefits to its employees, fostering a rewarding work environment. Join us in this exciting opportunity and become a part of our dedicated team. Benefits include:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for the School’s private health scheme
  • Free Westfield Healthcare
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount
  • 25% Holiday Club discount for children of (Uppingham/Maidwell Hall) School
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
  • Recognised as “Investors in Diversity”

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: Monday 3 June 2024, 9.00am.

Interviews will take place on Monday 10 June 2024.

Head of Modern Foreign Languages – Candidate Information Pack

Please fill out the application form (below) and submit it to Recruitment@uppingham.co.uk

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.