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  • Start date details

    from September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Main Scale /UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an excellent, full-time, teacher of English from September 2023 to contribute to this very successful and innovative English team. The successful candidate will teach throughout Key Stages 3 & 4, with the opportunity to teach at KS5 for a suitable candidate. We welcome applications from experienced teachers as well as those new to the profession.

The post offers the successful candidate the opportunity to join our popular and highly regarded school, central to our local community, and the opportunity to develop their career in our beautiful working environment, with the support of our large and dedicated team of teaching and support staff.

As a Research School, we work with the evidence to continually develop the best practice and we are looking for a committed professional to join us on that ambitious educational journey.

What the school offers its staff

In return we offer:

  • A school committed to the values of respect, empathy and politeness. The school has served the community of Wells and the surrounding area for nearly 400 years. We believe that by working together, we’ll succeed.
  • An 11-18 school with a thriving Sixth Form. We are a truly comprehensive school which focuses on meeting the needs of all students.
  • A commitment to your continued professional development. All teaching staff are members of a coaching group where they share best practice and work collaboratively to refine their pedagogy.
  • Access to the latest evidence-based practice. As a Research School, we help teachers get ​‘closer to the evidence’ through communication, training and support for innovation.
  • A supportive team of teachers, support staff and governors who take great pride in their work and celebrate one another’s success.
  • The chance to work alongside our amazing, positive and inspirational students who love learning and deserve the very best in teaching and learning opportunities.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Blue School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1464 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The Blue School is an 11 to 18 Church of England coeducational academy with over 1500 students. As the only state secondary school providing 11 to 18 education in the area, our students are drawn from the city of Wells and its surrounding villages and they provide us with a genuinely comprehensive intake. We enjoy a good reputation in the community and, consequently, we are regularly over-subscribed. Whilst being an academy enables us to have greater autonomy in the management of the school, we still retain strong links with Somerset Local Authority and work closely with other local schools. In 2017 we were designated a Research School, one of only two in the South West.

Arranging a visit to The Blue School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jobs@theblueschool.somerset.sch.uk.

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