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  • Job start date

    15 April 2024

  • Closing date

    14 December 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    30 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale (L5 – L9)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Selection Criteria


  • A good honours degree in Business/ICT or related subject
  • Qualified teacher status
  • Successful experience teaching Business/ICT
  • Evidence of further professional development
  • Excellent Teacher or SLE Teacher
  • Additional post-graduate qualification

Knowledge &


  • Pedagogy and the process of teaching & learning
  • Can accurately judge quality of teaching and learning in lessons and give constructive feedback
  • High level of competency in analysing and evaluating student progress data
  • Thorough understanding of strategies required to ensure all student groups make good progress
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience of Inclusion

Curriculum development

Skills &


  • Positive middle leadership experience in a secondary school
  • Evidence of outstanding teaching & student progress
  • Evidence of exercising excellent judgement in pressured situations
  • Have teaching skills that lead to excellent outcomes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to form strong relationships with all stakeholder groups
  • Ability to raise aspirations of staff and students and inspire them to work towards shared goals
  • Ability to appraise, evaluate & advise colleagues on their work and outcomes
  • Determination and resilience to initiate and drive through new developments to raise student attainment
  • Ability to think and act strategically
  • Ability to analyse, problem solve and prioritise
  • Ability to self-evaluate
  • Ability to self-organise and multi-task
  • Ability to learn from experience
  • Experience of working successfully in partnership with external agencies
  • Experience of managing teaching teams to raise student attainment and demonstrate the impact


  • Ability to collaborate effectively as part of a team
  • Capacity for and interest in further promotion
  • Absolute commitment to the safety and welfare of all people
  • Ambition to learn in post and aspire to become an inspirational leader
  • Possession of an enthusiastic and “can-do” disposition
  • Willingness and ability to attend meetings/events outside normal school day
  • Good attendance record

What the school offers its staff

About Park High School

Park High School is a vibrant, successful 11-16 school situated in the heart of the town of Colne. Over the years we have become the school of choice for our community. We are consistently oversubscribed and as a founding member of the Pennine Trust, we have built strong partnerships with our local schools. We are outward facing in our teaching and learning and innovative in offering a wide range of professional opportunities for our staff.

As a result of being oversubscribed, we are embarking on the next wave of recruitment for the highest calibre of staff who can help us make sure no one is left behind.

So why work at Park High School?

Teaching and Learning

At Park High School we believe in life long learning; learning that is an enjoyable experience for all. Quality first teaching is at the core of everything we do. Every student is entitled to experience a variety of teaching and learning styles which enable them to achieve their full potential and be the best they can be. We aim, through successful teaching and learning underpinned by researching practice, to develop the whole child and to enable our students to become life long learners.

Leaders consistently evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning within their departments and seek opportunities for regular developmental feedback and training, which creates the strong, supportive and vibrant culture at Park High School.


There is a firm and fair approach to behaviour, underpinned by an ethos of positive relationships. Students and staff in the Park family strive to be the best they can be. Teachers pass on a love of their subject and prioritise the planning and teaching of their lessons. School leaders are also life long learners.

Further details about the role

Areas of Responsibility and Accountability

Strategic direction and development of teaching and learning Quality of teaching and learning.

Leading and managing teaching and learning improvements

General Requirements

Leadership of Teaching and Learning

  • To contribute to developing a vision for teaching and learning incorporating high expectations, and to lead teaching staff to achieve that vision.
  • To motivate, challenge and inspire teaching staff to develop the very best teaching practice to raise pupil attainment.
  • To lead teachers in creating an excellent climate for learning, which supports the development of knowledge, understanding and skills.
  • To lead the development and implementation of teaching and learning strategies for raising attainment in line with school strategies and in line with clearly identified needs.
  • To contribute to the leadership of the school by participating in and initiating whole school developments.

Quality Assurance

  • Work with Curriculum Leaders to establish common standards of practice and develop the effectiveness of teaching and learning throughout the school in line with school policy, in order to ensure all pupils can achieve.
  • To regularly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning through analysis of assessment and examination data, lesson observation, pupil focus groups and sampling the planning and assessment of class work and homework, in order to encourage continuous improvement in line with school policy.

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About Colne Park High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1089 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email avickery@parkhigh.penninetrust.org.

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