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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

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Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2b

What skills and experience we're looking for

About You:

We are looking for an inspirational teacher who is:

  • an excellent teacher of Art
  • innovative, who has the skills and vision to continue the work with the head of faulty
  • well organised
  • ambitious for themselves and others- particularly so the students in their care
  • has the experience and confidence to develop and lead
  • hardworking and committed
  • positive in outlook with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Fully committed to our extra-curricular offering.

We have a high proportion of disadvantaged students and students with additional needs, as well as a high proportion of students with English as an additional language. Our prime concern is our students’ success and the successful candidate will be ambitious for them, committed to meeting their needs and be able to combine warmth with high expectations.

Whilst our ideal candidate is someone who will be able to show a lot of drive, enthusiasm and ideas of their own, you would be well supported with high levels of mentoring as needed and line management.

What the school offers its staff

About Us:

Our school is popular and successful. We have a great reputation as a school which ensures success not only inwhatour students achieve – but alsohowthey achieve.

Our priority is creating a warm, caring and supportive place to learn which brings out the best in everyone.We do this for our students and for our staff.Our students are keen to learn, respectful and hard working.Being part of the Sale High School team means working with amazing colleagues who are passionate about what they do, in a friendly and caring environment, where everyone is proud to achieve great things.

In addition to a great starting salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Generous pension scheme
  • Staff well-being days, free on-site parking
  • Training, learning and development.
  • A warm friendly and supportive environment
  • Free confidential counselling service for all staff
  • Interactive technology in every classroom
  • A well-resourced department
  • Recently refurbished state of the art library
  • The school is in an excellent location, easily accessible from Manchester, Warrington and Cheshire.

Expressive Arts

Sale High School has an extremely strong, hardworking and creative Expressive Arts department. Our department consists of Art, Drama and Music.

Students study Art, Drama and Music as part of our KS3 offering. At Key Stage 4 we run GCSE Art & Design, GCSE Drama and GCSE Music with a healthy uptake in all our areas. We teach AQA Art and Design, AQA Drama and Edexcel Music at GCSE.

Expressive Arts runs a wide enrichment programme which includes:

  • School Production
  • Theatre Trips (We aim for 4-6 per year)
  • Drama Club/music ensembles/lunchtime art club and art support
  • Sale High’s Got Talent
  • KS4 Performances to parents
  • Assembly Performances
  • GCSE After-school rehearsals
  • Art exhibitions
  • Inter house competitions

Our Department fully embraces the school’s inclusive ethos and are committed to ensuring every child matters and makes excellent progress. To facilitate this, we use the school’s behaviour and rewards policies, have embedded our own reward structures, and work together as a team to impact positively on young people. We are a smaller department but all of us are extremely committed to our subject specialism and teach our Art forms with passion and creativity.

Further details about the role

If you think you have the relevant skills and experience to bring to this role then we would love to hear from you. Closing date for applications is Midnight, Sunday 7th April 2024 with interviews to be held week commencing 15th April 2024.

We encourage early applications and reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal records check via the DBS (Disclosure Barring Service).

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school. This is in line with statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 and The Education Act 2002, we expect all staff to share this commitment.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal records check via the DBS (Disclosure and Barring service)

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About Sale High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1017 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Sale High School is an 11-16 mixed high school in the selective borough of Trafford. The school is focused on being the school of choice for the local community. We want our local community to think long and hard about sending their children elsewhere in the borough, or into the selective system. We are committed to being the best type of comprehensive school, where students from a range of different backgrounds gain from being part of a diverse community, where everyone, no matter what their abilities, can aspire and achieve. The school is extremely popular and oversubscribed, having grown from having 540 on roll in September 2017 to having 1017 on roll in September 2022.

We were rated by Ofsted as ‘good’ in our inspection of 2019.

Behaviour for learning is excellent: students are engaged and hard working. The school community is proud of itself and its achievements with an overwhelming majority of staff (99%), saying they were proud of the school (November 2021 survey.

We place a strong emphasis on continuing professional development and work hard to grow and develop staff through training opportunities. We are proud to be a ‘teaching and learning’ school with a strong emphasis placed on continuing development through our teaching and learning hub groups.

The school is characterised by its focus on three simple priorities: firstly, excellent outcomes for all. We know that outcomes matter and for our disadvantaged students they matter very much indeed. Secondly, that people really matter and we should treat everyone in our community with humanity and respect. It is essential that we value each other, staff and students, in order that all members of our community feel able to flourish and succeed. Lastly, we value learning. We espouse a growth mind-set, something which is particularly important in our context as a high school in a selective authority.

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