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Head of English

St Philip Howard Catholic School, Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Subject
English
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Main pay range 4 to Upper pay range 3, £31,778 to £41,604

Job summary

Head of Department, providing professional leadership and management for the subject, in order to secure high-quality teaching
Contribute to wider school life.
Be a positive, enthusiastic and hard working member of staff.
Have a 'can do' attitude.
Have fun!

Employee benefits

TLR1 (£8,291 - £14,030) commensurate with experience
Outstanding professional development and support.
Opportunities within the Trust and Teaching School.
A school where you will be trusted and invested in.
A school where you are cared for and looked after.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1073 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
jinglis@sphcs.co.uk

About St Philip Howard Catholic School

SPH is a co-educational 11-18 Catholic comprehensive school, which in April 2017 became an academy leading the Bosco Catholic Education Trust. 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, GCSE progress scores have exceeded 0.5 with over 85% of students achieving 5 or more GCSEs at 4+. A Level outcomes have been equally impressive, putting SPH top in West Sussex for non-selective Sixth Forms. Despite the fact that these results place us in the Top 10% nationally and the top school 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 extra-curricular life 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 teachers 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. Our Teaching School status has afforded staff a wealth of opportunities for training and career progression.

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 our most recent Ofsted inspection in April 2016 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 National Teaching School 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 opportunity for you and I look forward to meeting you soon.

School location

Elm Grove South, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 0EN

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