50 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    19 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    17 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Subject
English
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
L10 - L12 (£52,723 - £55,338)

Job summary

We are seeking a professional Head of English to work within Mount St Joseph Catholic School.

Mount St Joseph is a community of learners, believers and friends, where every child is known, valued and feels a sense of belonging.

We are proud to offer:
• A vibrant, inclusive and respectful school community
• A strong, talented, friendly and committed staff body
• A culture which encourages staff well being
• The opportunity to work with enthusiastic and hardworking pupils

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic and inspirational leader, who will continue to build upon the many strengths and outstanding practice of the school and continue to drive the success of the school.

The successful candidate will:
• Be passionate about enabling students to shine, achieve their potential and celebrate their talents whatever they may be.
• Have a track record of outstanding teaching in a secondary school setting to GCSE level.
• Be ambitious for their students and their own professional development.
• Be highly organised, energetic and have the personality and drive to inspire.

Our learners are friendly, enthusiastic; keen to learn and behave well. Our staff are dedicated to raising student achievement. Our parents and Governing body are united in their commitment to school improvement.

Mount St Joseph Catholic School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

Completed application forms should be sent via email to recruitment@msj.bolton.sch.uk

Applying for the job

To apply for this position, please complete the application form on the school website.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
Secondary
School size
906 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01204 391800

About Mount St Joseph

Mount St Joseph is a vibrant secondary school situated in the South of Bolton serving a richly diverse community. Our pupils come from a variety of backgrounds including families newly arrived in this country and low income families. A number of our pupils have English as an additional language (37%) and our pupil premium is 42%. We place a strong emphasis on inclusion.

Our ethos is underpinned by the gospel values of serving others, tolerance, compassion and forgiveness. As a community of learners, believers and friends, we are committed to the spiritual, moral, educational and social development of our community.

We believe strongly in the power of high expectations of our students and of ourselves, and in the importance of personal goals that are meaningful to each individual. We know that every student has their own potential and we are determined to help them to fulfil it. We aim to enable all students to take part in exciting learning inside and outside the classroom, so that they can make rapid and sustained progress.

We are proud of our team of dedicated staff who provide an inspiring, structured and supportive learning environment, in which every student is challenged to realise their full potential and encouraged to be ambitious for their futures. Our school continues to celebrate good results; they are attributable to the hard work and high aspirations of our students, the strong teaching from our committed and talented staff, the outstanding pastoral support and a clear commitment to raising achievement from all members of the school community.

There is a strong emphasis on providing opportunities for students to further build their confidence, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships and to develop the resilience to overcome problems. We aim for all our students to enjoy their time at Mount St Joseph School, to have memories and friends that will last a life time and to leave with the qualifications, personal skills and attributes needed to be successful young adults.
We are looking to appoint an outstanding enthusiastic leader to facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides all pupils with the opportunity to fulfil their individual potential.

The last Ofsted inspection concluded that we are a good school with outstanding leadership qualities. Our aim is to be an outstanding school - that is what we, our students and our whole community deserve and expect.

This is an exciting opportunity for a person who is an excellent practitioner, who possesses the energy and enthusiasm to bring their skills and innovation to our community; a person who will be a role model and leader and ambitious for both students and staff.

Arranging a visit to Mount St Joseph

For further information or to arrange a visit to the school please contact Miss K Pasquill - 01204 391800

School location

Greenland Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 0HU

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