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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 September 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: Term Time Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR2C (£7368 excluding the Teachers Pay Award)

What skills and experience we're looking for

A skilled Science professional is required to start in January 2024. The post will be tailored to suit the needs of the school and the applicant. There is also the opportunity for further responsibilities. Therefore, please make clear in your letter of application your current circumstances and aspirations.

This is an exciting opportunity for a well-qualified, ambitious and inspirational teacher to join a team of experienced, professional and forward-thinking Science teachers. The team con­sists of ten full time Science specialists who are passionate about bringing Science to life in the classroom.

What the school offers its staff

The Science department has a strong curriculum and is staffed by a team of organised and dedicated specialists. The school enjoys a stable and committed staffing and extensive CPD opportunities. It is a supportive environment providing substantial professional development and progression opportunities.

The main school is currently benefitting from a £32 million new build which will include excellent Science facilities.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Byrchall High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1001 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

Formerly the Ashton Grammar School, Byrchall High School is now an 11-16 co-educational Comprehensive School of 1000 students. The school takes its name from Robert Byrchall, the original founder of the school in 1588.

The school is governed by the Makerfield Academy Trust, which is a charitable company. The members of the Trust agree its visions and values. The Board of Directors set the strategic direction of the organisation, ensure the vision and values are upheld and ensure financial probity. The school has a Local Governing Body who oversees the leadership and management of the school.

The current Byrchall High School is a modern, forward looking establishment. We aim to be at the forefront of teaching and learning developments and are highly committed to CPD. Our emphasis on learning and achievement is allied to a strong moral and ethical dimension that reflects our founding principles.

The school was judged as ‘Good’ in all areas by OFSTED in September 2022. They noted that the school has high expectations of what pupils should achieve, and it has a clear and ambitious strategy for school improvement. It said the pupils behave well around the site and that they have positive attitudes to their education.

Byrchall High School has a truly comprehensive intake, ranging from students who will go on to study at top universities to those who require additional support. All students are valued equally. Byrchall High School has a strong academic record. In 2022, 75% of students achieved grade 4-9 passes in both English and maths. Across all subjects Attainment 8 was 49.62. Both these figures are well above the Wigan and national averages.

Our students participate and achieve in a wide range of academic competitions including Debating and Public Speaking, the UK Maths Challenge, The Big Book Quiz, Engineering and Stem Challenges.

The school is situated on a very pleasant site on the outskirts of the small town of Ashton-in-Makerfield in the Wigan Local Authority. The school is opposite Haydock Park Race Course and very close to the junction of the A580 and the M6 motorway; it is, therefore, easily accessible from any number of directions and within easy reach of Manchester and Liverpool.
The school is having a substantial new build programme, which is scheduled to open in September 2024. This includes new sports facilities, drama studios, classrooms, dining facilities, Learning Resource Centre, Administration offices, SEN suite and specialist teaching rooms for Science, ICT, Product Design, Food, Art and Music

Arranging a visit to The Byrchall High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@byrchall.wigan.sch.uk.

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