This job expired on 27 February 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 February 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to UP3

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Be an outstanding classroom practitioner, providing engaging and creative learning experiences for all students.
  • Motivate, challenge and inspire students to be the best that they can be.
  • Committed to raising the achievement of every student
  • Have high expectations and a commitment to the wider life of the school

What the school offers its staff

  • Staff who will unfailingly reassure students that by working together there are no barriers that they cannot overcome to achieve their full potential
  • Students who strive to attain exceptionally high levels of academic achievement and personal development
  • Excellent opportunities for your professional development
  • Friendly and supportive colleagues, who go the extra mile

Further details about the role

We are seeking to appoint, from 1 September 2023, an outstanding individual to deliver Mandarin Chinese across the Pennine Trust. This is a full-time, permanent position and will involve teaching at two of our three primary schools and one secondary school. The successful applicant must be able to teach Chinese to GCSE.

Mandarin has been part of our curriculum since September 2022, with provision focused on our primary schools. The subject has been received with enthusiasm by pupils and from September 2023, will be introduced to all pupils in years 7 and 8 at our secondary school. We expect to offer the subject as a GCSE option from September 2024.

The successful candidate will be supported by the Manchester Swire Chinese Language Centre and work alongside the current practitioner sharing further development and delivery of the curriculum. Adopting innovative pedagogical approaches and the latest digital tools, we are looking for a talented, committed and enthusiastic teacher, whether experienced or newly qualified, who is able to bring Chinese alive to young people in East Lancs and further embed Chinese in our schools’ curricula .

Commitment to safeguarding

At the Pennine Trust Schools, the welfare of children is paramount and all schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Attitudes towards promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people will be scrutinised during the selection process for the post that you have applied for. All post holders are subject to a enhanced DBS check. Our policy and practice are in line with the current Department for Education’s ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ Guidance.
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About The Pennine Trust

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
01282 508624

The Pennine Trust is a relatively new, vibrant, cross phase multi-academy trust which has been jointly established by three primary schools and one secondary school. The Trust has evolved from the successful collaboration between four schools with shared values. Our mission statement encapsulates our approach and what we prioritise daily: Creating opportunity. Inspiring excellence. Shaping tomorrow. We want to provide every child in our care with the best possible start in life and motivate them to fulfil their individual potential and make a full contribution to their communities and to society.

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