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  • Start date details

    Preferably from April 2023, September start will be considered

  • Closing date

    3 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 January 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2b - £4,782

What skills and experience we're looking for

Person Specification

The person appointed should:

  • be an outstanding teacher, modelling the best practice to colleagues
  • be able to demonstrate positive impact on student progress, in relation to external benchmarks
  • have experience of coaching colleagues and students, with clear impact

What the school offers its staff

South Wirral High School is a co-educational foundation secondary school and sixth form located in Eastham, Merseyside, England. The school prides itself on its community ties, working closely with nearby primary schools to help with students' transition to high school. This commitment is shown in our motto "Raising Achievement in Partnership with Families and the Community". This declares a vision for our school where each student’s progress is remarkable. We focus on the whole educational experience, aiming for success in examinations and other aspects of school life. This includes sports, the arts and as contributors to our community. Extra-curricular activities are an integral part of school life, as we help students to build skills in the 5 'LORIC' principles - Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Character.

The person appointed will be accountable to the Faculty Progress Leader for the progress of students within the Faculty. The focus will be on Geography but may include other subjects within the Faculty.

Further details about the role

Job Description

The post will focus on supporting the Faculty Progress Leader in maintaining a high quality of teaching within the Faculty, to ensure that students make good or outstanding progress from their starting points.

  • Assist the Faculty Progress Leader in maintaining a clear vision and strong and consistent ethos within the Faculty
  • Assist strategic planning of the Faculty, in line with school priorities, which may include the evaluation of the curriculum
  • Ensure that assessment of student progress is razor-sharp at all key stages
  • Monitor the progress of all students and all groups and put strategies in place to address any progress that is not good, following the Diagnosis-Therapy-Testing model
  • Evaluate the quality of teaching using a variety of evidence which may include data analysis, lesson observations, learning walks, work scrutiny and student voice
  • Cultivate love of subject(s) by maintaining a high quality extra-curricular programme
  • Delegate other duties to staff as appropriate

The Assessment Process will be:

- in-tray exercise (20%)

- presentation (20%)

- interview panel (40%)

- lesson observation (20%)

Letters of application should be addressed to the Headteacher and should address the person specification and job description.

Closing date: Friday 3rd February 2023

Interview date: Week beginning Monday 6th February 2023

Interested applicants are welcome to visit the school on Tuesday 24th January at 4 pm to meet our Humanities Faculty Progress Leader. If you wish to attend, please inform us by emailing the Headteacher at recruitment@southwirral.wirral.sch.uk

We are sorry that it will not be possible to contact unsuccessful candidates. Anyone who has not heard of the progress of their application by 6th February must assume it has been unsuccessful.

Please visit https://southwirral.wirral.sch.uk/vacancies for an application form.

Completed application form and letter of application to be addressed to Headteacher, and emailed to: recruitment@southwirral.wirral.sch.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

All posts are subject to an Enhanced Level DBS check.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of sex, race or disability

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found on our school’s website:

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About South Wirral High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1040 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0151 327 3213

We are a co-educational 11-18 school, in Eastham, Merseyside, England. We are a dynamic, successful and growing school. The school has been over-subscribed for the last 3 years and was graded “Good” by Ofsted in October 2022. South Wirral is a school where every child matters and every child thrives. The aims of our curriculum are to develop successful learners, confident and inspired individuals and aspiring, responsible citizens. Extra-curricular activities are an integral part of school life, as we help students to build skills in the 5 'LORIC' principles - Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Character. We are looking to recruit staff who share our vision and values.

Arranging a visit to South Wirral High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@southwirral.wirral.sch.uk.

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