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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    5 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 December 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Main pay range 3 to Upper pay range 3, £31.750 - £43,685

Additional allowances

TLR1 (£8,706 - £14,732) commensurate with experience
Outstanding professional development and support.
Opportunities within the Trust and Teaching School.

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Outstanding classroom practitioner and role model to others
  • Prior leadership skills and impact of these
  • Inspire and engage students from all backgrounds
  • The ability to develop and inspire staff within the department

What the school offers its staff

  • Opportunities for training and career progression within the school and across the Trust
  • Additional inset days
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Employee assistance
  • Elective lease car scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Onsite parking
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About St Philip Howard Catholic School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1177 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
Phone number
01243 558205

SPH is a co-educational 11-18 Catholic comprehensive school, which in April 2017 helped form the Bosco Catholic Education Trust. Bosco CET currently consists of eight dynamic, supportive and excelling Catholic schools. The school and Trust’s ethos is based on its Catholic character, with supportive relationships and high standards being central to our work. As a consequence, both students and staff are happy, positive and enjoy their time at school.

Academic standards at SPH are outstanding with students achieving very well at all levels. In recent years (including pre-Covid!) GCSE progress scores have exceeded 0.5 with over 85% of students achieving 5 or more GCSEs at 4+. The pass rate at A Level is always high and usually 100%, with over 70% of grades being at A*/B. Despite the fact that these results place us in the Top 15% nationally and one of the top schools in Sussex, we have the belief that “getting better never stops!” We are determined to be outstanding in all aspects of our work as a school and pursue this goal relentlessly. There is a great team here at SPH; we are all determined to be the very best we possibly can be and hope that you will be up for this challenge too.

A great deal of emphasis is placed upon enrichment activities at SPH and outside the formal curriculum there are numerous opportunities for students to take part in a wide range of activities: drama, sport, music, exchanges, days of reflection, Duke of Edinburgh and trips, both nationally and internationally. We would expect you to contribute in some way to this important side of school life should you be successful in your application.

SPH is heavily over-subscribed and is very highly regarded in the local community. Whilst students and staff are well supported, expectations of them are high. We are determined to recruit the very best members of staff and those with great potential, to support and develop them in their roles and prepare them for promotion. That is why we invest heavily in professional development. Our staff are our number one asset and must be cherished if we are to succeed in achieving our goals. Being part of a wider group of schools has afforded staff a wealth of opportunities for training and career progression. We prioritise staff wellbeing with employee benefits such as additional inset days, discounted gym membership, employee assistance and an elective car lease scheme.

We have a relentless focus on learning and the quality of teaching; under-performance will always be addressed and student outcomes placed at the heart of all we do. We were delighted to be graded as ‘Outstanding’ in every category at both our 2016 and our recent 2021 Ofsted Inspection, and believe this to be great affirmation of what we are trying to achieve. I hope you will take the opportunity to access the report on our school website. As a strategic lead within the Teaching School Hub, we are able to engage with other schools, share best practice and provide school to school support; all things which help to enrich the experience of working at SPH.

The challenge now is to continue to improve and become the best school in the country. Are you the person to help us achieve this goal?

The ideal candidate would be enthusiastic, ambitious and an excellent practitioner. We would expect at least two years’ hard work and good service. In exchange we will prepare you for the next step in your career.

I believe SPH is a fantastic place to work and I am always excited about the prospect of appointing colleagues to help drive the school forward. There are great opportunities here for the right candidate. I would be delighted to meet you in person or to discuss over the phone any aspects of the role, so please do get in touch.

I hope you decide that SPH is the right school community for you and I look forward to meeting you soon.

Arranging a visit to St Philip Howard Catholic School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jinglis@sphcs.co.uk.

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