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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    17 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    5 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Subject
English
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPS/UPS +TLR 2a (£2873)

Job summary

ENGLISH TEACHER / LITERACY COORDINATOR MPS/UPS
TLR 2(a) £2873

We are seeking to appoint an English Teacher to join our thriving English department and lead Literacy across the Academy. We are looking for candidates with flair, passion and commitment to join our team from Easter 2022. This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to further develop their career.

St Thomas More Catholic Academy is an 11-18 mixed Catholic comprehensive school with 1138 students on roll which has an excellent reputation throughout the area. On 1 November 2013 St Thomas More together with four primary academies formed the All Saints' Catholic Collegiate (MAC).

Closing Date: 9:00am on Monday 17th January 2022

Interviews are scheduled to take place Thursday 20th January 2022

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). All appointments made are also subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and Right to Work in the UK.
STM Catholic Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education and the Prevent Duty

Additional allowances

TLR2a £2873

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1115 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01782 882907

About St Thomas More Catholic Academy

Aspire to be More

St Thomas More Catholic Academy is an 11-18 mixed Catholic comprehensive, which has an excellent reputation throughout the area. Since 1 November 2013 St Thomas More together with the following primary academies – St Gregory’s, St Maria Goretti, Our Lady’s and St Augustine’s formed the All Saints’ Catholic Collegiate. This provides us with an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with our four main feeder schools.

At St Thomas More Catholic Academy there are 1138 students on roll including an open Sixth Form of 125 students. The academic ethos of the school is based upon the development of excellence in the individual student.

Our Motto is “Aspire to be More” which encompasses our aspirations for all our students within our school and recognises our patron St Thomas More. As a Catholic school, we offer an education firmly based upon our Gospel values and our Mission statement puts ‘our community’ at the heart of all we do.

The entire school community is very proud of the OFSTED inspection outcome in May 2017 which rated the school as a Good school. This comes after the previous two inspections rated the school as Requires Improvement.

The school was rated as Good in every category including Sixth Form. Inspectors recognised the transformation of the school, the changing culture and the positive impact on the life chances of the students.

This came just a few months after the Diocesan inspection in November 2016 which judged the school as a good with outstanding features. The Section 48 stated that “Leadership of Catholic life and collective worship is outstanding”.

We fervently believe that a major strength of our school is the positive relationships that exist within it and within our local and Catholic community. We work very closely with all our partner primary schools to ensure the smooth transition to high school for all our students. Furthermore, we consider it important to get to know the families of our pupils, so that we can work together for the benefit of every child placed in our care. The school values the excellent support it receives from parents and carers.

We have a team of conscientious and professional staff who consistently encourage their students to be the best they can be. We aim for the highest standard in all that we do and we can only achieve success with the co-operation of our students and parents. Working together in partnership we believe that anything and everything is possible.

This is a very exciting time in our history; improving examination success at both GCSE and A level, a full program of extra-curricular and enrichment activities, excellent facilities including sports facilities and an aspiration to improve further.

OUR CATHOLIC ETHOS

The school exists to educate students in the Catholic faith in the widest sense and is committed to represent Christian family values. Its primary aim recognises that it is a faith community, believing that each individual is on a pilgrimage of growth. As a Christian community, the Academy tries to embody Gospel values of love, justice, forgiveness and reconciliation.

Our school is guided in its Catholic life by our enthusiastic and dedicated Chaplaincy team; made up of priest Chaplain, Fr David Newall and Lay Chaplain, Mrs Megan McNicholl.
The young people at St Thomas More Catholic Academy have a variety of opportunities to practice and learn about our faith. We celebrate a small group mass with every Year 7 class at the start of the year, have a mass for every year group throughout the year and celebrate feasts such as Christmas and Easter. Just as all pupils begin their time in Year 7 with Holy Mass then leaving ceremonies are celebrated in the same way too.

Many of our students enjoy the chance to go away on a retreat – with every year group offered a retreat experience. This allows our students time to think about and explore their faith, while playing games, doing outdoor activities and getting to know each other, and themselves, better.

We take a group away on pilgrimage to Lourdes in France, where our students join with hundreds of pilgrims across the Diocese of Birmingham to spend time with and assist the sick who go in hope of being healed, as well as to grow in faith and confidence themselves.
The Catholic Life of our school is one that is vibrant and growing. It is also one which is all-inclusive, no matter what faith or beliefs a young person has. We are constantly looking at ways to continue to grow the Catholic Life of our school to best serve the young people who belong to our school community, and to ensure that they fully realise how amazing, how special and how loved each one of them is.

At St Thomas More we are committed to supporting people in situations worse than our own. Therefore, we support a number of local, national and international charities. Each year the students make donations of money, clothing and food to numerous charities, and each year group has their own designated charity.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Christ is at the heart of our community, where everyone is known and loved. In fulfilling our mission, we are a school of prayer. We live as a community of love, peace and reconciliation, valuing everyone’s dignity as a child of God to promote and celebrate the growth and achievement of the whole person.

CURRICULUM

All pupils follow a common KS3 curriculum in Years 7, 8 and 9. The school has a core curriculum of RE, English, Maths, Science and a Humanity, with the majority of students also taking a Modern Foreign Language and a Humanity.

In the Sixth Form we are part of The Trinity Sixth Form Partnership. There is a wide range of A-Level subjects on offer. Most students study three or four AS subjects in the Lower Sixth leading to three A2 subjects in the Upper Sixth. All students study General RE.

PASTORAL ORGANISATION

The pastoral system is led by the Deputy Headteacher, there are designated Heads of Year for each year and a Student Support Officer for each year group. Every member of staff is expected to promote the Christian ethos which is the 'raison d'être' of the school. A pastoral curriculum runs throughout the school with regular events every term.

LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE

The Senior Leadership team consists of the Headteacher, one Deputy Head, seven Assistant Heads and the School Business Manager. The Headteacher’s philosophy strongly supports distributed leadership thus allowing individuals to take ownership and fully develop areas of responsibility. Staff development and support are at the heart of our work. There are a huge variety of staff development opportunities. Staff are encouraged to lead in many areas of the school and take the opportunities on offer to them.

Arranging a visit to St Thomas More Catholic Academy

Visits to the Academy are encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Mrs Stacy Walker swalker@stmca.org.uk Applications for the role of English Teacher without the additional responsibility will also be considered, an earlier start date can be facilitated.

School location

Longton Hall Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 2NJ

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