Jobs / Vacancies

  • Director of Learning – MFL

    South Coast

    Salary: to £55k + relocation payment

    Cowes Enterprise College is a wonderful place to work and develop your MFL career. Our last Ofsted inspection judged us to be ‘Good’, and in recent years we have consistently achieved progress that places us highest for the Isle of Wight. We strive every day to create an education that sees the young people of Cowes and the community beyond get the very best, not just in an academic sense but also in developing the skill set, confidence, attitudes and aspirations that will provide the catalyst for sustained success throughout their lives. Our ambition is to empower students to become independent and confident with the self-belief that they can influence change along with providing the support and guidance to teach them skills they will need in adulthood.

    Following the promotion of the current post holder to a regional role in the Trust, we now have an enormously exciting opportunity for a high calibre, versatile and enthusiastic leader to continue to grow and shape our inclusive MFL faculty. We are passionate about the place of MFL in our curriculum, and (possibly uniquely) all our children take a language at Key Stage 4. Languages are woven into the DNA of the school, and we are absolutely committed to providing all the resources and support that our incoming Director of Learning will need.

    Leading a talented and expanding MFL faculty with a strong culture of professional development, you’ll benefit from superb, state-of-the-art facilities and a school culture of high standards and high expectations. We are part of Ormiston Academies Trust, which provides a rich variety of professional development avenues and is passionate about its mission ‘to become the Trust that makes the biggest difference, both inside and outside the classroom.’ We want to hear from teachers who are able to deliver consistently good and better lessons across the age-groups of the Academy, and you must be able to teach Spanish to KS5. Ambitious for our students and with a track record of inspiring and accountable leadership, you’ll thrive in a setting which prizes collaboration, professional learning and innovation. We believe it might be the best MFL role out there at the moment!

    Cowes is a charming town at the northernmost point of the beautiful tourist destination of the Isle of Wight. Transport links to Southampton (car ferry and high-speed catamaran) are excellent, from where London is just over an hour away by train.

    For an initial conversation, please contact David Gooda at Navigate Group on 07841 976699. More information is available at either the Cowes Enterprise College or Ormiston Academies Trust websites.

    Applications can be made via the Trust careers site.

    Closing date: 9am, Thursday 27th May 2021
    Interview date: Friday 28th May 2021.

    Cowes Enterprise College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A full enhanced DBS Clearance Certificate will be required and relevant prohibition checks will be completed as applicable.

  • Interim SENDCos (all phases)


    We are seeking qualified and experienced SENDCos (all phases) for roles across the country.

    If you are interested, please get in touch on 01625 800862 or by emailing a copy of your CV to

  • Interim Headteachers (all phases)


    We are working with Multi Academy Trusts and schools to source proven interim senior leaders, adding leadership capacity to schools and provisions facing challenging conditions.

    We’re looking for experienced headteachers with a track record of delivering rapid and sustainable improvements to overall school effectiveness. These are complex roles, working alongside multiple stakeholders and partners, but you will have the potential to make a lasting difference to the lives of children and young people at a crucial point in their education.

    If you would like to know more, please call us on 01625 800862 or email your CV to