7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Full-time equivalent

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

Training, qualifications and experience:

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Good honours degree or equivalent
  • Professional development, including subject specific training
  • A successful record as a classroom teacher
  • Teaching experience in more than one secondary school or college
  • At least three years teaching experience in the secondary phase (upon taking up post)
  • Completed or currently working towards NPQLT

Professional knowledge and understanding:

  • Excellent subject knowledge
  • Current educational issues especially related to the KS3 and KS4 science curriculum
  • Knowledge of how to improve teaching, learning and assessment
  • Effective strategies for leading and managing departmental evaluation and improvement
  • Ability to use data effectively to prompt intervention and promote pupil progress
  • Ability to share quality practice with the team
  • The management of staff, including professional development

What the school offers its staff


Further details about the role

An outstanding opportunity to lead and teach in a flourishing and forward thinking 11-18 school where the wellbeing of staff is a priority.

Required for the September 2024 for this heavily over-subscribed and successful Church of England Academy, an enthusiastic, able and ambitious teacher is sought to support the management and leadership of the science department, and take strategic and day-to-day responsibility for KS3 Science.The successful candidate will be required to teach Chemistry or Physics at key stage 3 and have the required knowledge and qualification to teach at GCSE and A-level. This post is well suited to a highly effective teacher ready for their first leadership post or a more experienced leader eager to join an exceptional team.

The successful candidate will join a thriving and supportive team and work under the direction of a well-established and highly regarded Head of Department. The Science Department consistently produces high rates of pupil progress and attainment which place it amongst the school’s strongest subjects. Teachers thrive in an environment which balances support and structure with autonomy and independence. The number of students opting to study triple science at GCSE is consistently high and this means that recruitment into all three A-Level subjects in our outstanding sixth form is strong.

Commitment to safeguarding

St Christopher’s CE High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to vacancies@st-christophers.org

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About Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1272 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

St Christopher’s is a highly successful and popular 11-18 co-educational Church of England single academy with 1,300 pupils and students on roll. We are situated in the Lancashire town of Accrington close to the Ribble Valley. Good motorway links mean that Preston, Burnley, Blackburn, Manchester, and North Yorkshire are all within a 30–40-minute car journey. The school is situated in a pleasant setting with views towards Pendle Hill.

Our pupils come from a wide catchment area. Pupils join us in Year 7 from over fifty primary schools, and the sixth form receives students from around thirty secondary schools. We enjoy an enviable reputation, built-up over many years, for providing high quality education for a comprehensive intake of pupils. Our reputation means that we are a popular school, and always over-subscribed. However, we do not allow ourselves to become complacent, always striving for higher standards in all areas. This year, for example, well over 800 applications were received for the 195 on offer. Ten per cent of our pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium and 3% are from minority ethnic groups.

Our teaching comprises of 80 teachers and 12 teaching assistants. The core Senior Leadership Team is substantively the headmaster, one Deputy Headteacher, one Senior Assistant Headteachers, three Assistant Headteachers, and the school Business Manager.

The school’s commitment to learning extends to staff as well as pupils; there is a well-developed support structure for early career teachers and other new members of staff, and a strong culture of ongoing professional development among our teaching and support staff. We are continually looking to develop and further improve the quality of teaching and teachers are encouraged to think deeply about how pupils learn. Whilst we appreciate the contribution that technology can play in assisting learning, we remain committed to the idea that it is the teacher who makes the difference.

Arranging a visit to Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email c.grimshaw@st-christophers.org.

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