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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    6 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

TPS: £28,000 - £43,685

Additional allowances

TLR1c £12,718

What skills and experience we're looking for

We want to appoint a dedicated, creative, inspiring and energetic professional to direct English throughout our Outstanding school, managing our English Department and help lead, develop and improve the quality of teaching, learning, pedagogy and classroom practice. We are looking for someone with the expertise and credibility who will inspire our dedicated team of English teachers and who can also contribute to our wider system leadership work through our Teaching School Hub (East Manchester Teaching Hub). Blue Coat School is located in Oldham, Greater Manchester, and easily commutable from most of the cities and towns in the North West via the M60, M62, M6 and M56.

English is a large, successful and important department within the school, based in its own building, with 12 modern and fully-equipped classrooms, an office for the Director of English and a staff room for the department. There are currently 12 members of staff in the department. All pupils take AQA GCSE Language and Literature in Year 11 and numbers are strong at A Level. At A Level we use WJC and offer both English Literature and English Language.

This post would be ideal for an outstanding practitioner , passionate and informed about the best classroom practice in English with ambition and drive, and some leadership experience (perhaps as a head or second in a subject or department or leading on literacy, curriculum, T&L or assessment) and who sees a faculty leadership position as the next step in their career. A-Level teaching experience is preferred but by no means essential.

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • Opportunities for professional development in a growing Trust
  • Teachers career average pension scheme including life insurance and dependent’s pension
  • Central Oldham location close to good transport networks
  • Convenient location for motorway (Junction 22, M62), bus and tram networks

Further details about the role

Follow the link Cranmer Education Trust - Careers site to apply for this vacancy.

Please note CVs are not accepted.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Blue Coat School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. For further information please refer to: The Cranmer Education Trust’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy: Trust Policies | Cranmer Education Trust
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About The Blue Coat CofE School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1680 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
Phone number
0161 624 1484

We are very proud of our school, which attracts students from across Greater Manchester and beyond. It first opened in 1834. Our founder, Thomas Henshaw, was a committed Anglican who left a bequest to fund a school which would provide education for the orphaned boys of the parish. From these humble beginnings, the Blue Coat School has become one of the biggest and most successful schools in the country. The school has a national reputation for high quality teaching and learning, pastoral care, consistently excellent examination results and outstanding progress. Our most recent OFSTED inspection in 2011/2 judged the school to be outstanding in every category. As a result, Blue Coat has been designated a National Teaching School which means that we work with schools nationally and locally to develop the very best educational provision. Blue Coat is grounded in tradition and history, and is evolving and forward looking. Our historic campus has been restored and developed extensively; our students enjoy picnic lunches in front of a Grade II listed building but their learning takes place in superb 21st century classrooms, laboratories and studios. Blue Coat is dedicated to serving young people, to enable them to become everything they can be and everything that they are meant to be. We are a Church of England school that welcomes members of other Christian denominations, and of other faiths. Our Anglican beliefs, values and worship are at the core of our life together in school.

Arranging a visit to The Blue Coat CofE School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@cranmeredt.org.

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