3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Easter or September 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 - UPR3

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

Food is a popular subject at the school and this has been strengthened over the past two years through the intensive work of the current post holder and a Lead Practitioner. It is not yet quite where we think it can be and we are open to the development of the qualifications we currently offer and the development of food across the school. The post includes leadership of vocational subjects although this is something that can be developed if you do not currently have experience of this. Ideally, we would like the post holder to oversee vocational subjects as the quality nominee but this is not urgent at this point. We want someone first and foremost who loves their subject and has a strong understanding of the importance of this subject within a school.

What the school offers its staff

We are a forward looking school and have constantly sought expert advice working closely with Professor Rob Coe and Professor Stuart Kime on the What Makes Great Teaching Toolkit as well as being awarded gold for the quality of our professional development by Teacher Development Trust. The opportunity comes at an exciting time for the school and also a time of some change which has been planned for very carefully. Recruitment has not been a challenging issue for us in the fact that many staff have joined and stayed with internal promotions within school such as the current post holder. However, we have seen a number of staff promoted externally to Headship, Deputy Head, pastoral leaders and this includes the current postholder who will have a wider role leading teaching and learning. As a school who invests in our staff there will always come a point where the staff are so good they seek promotion elsewhere and this accounts for why we are recruiting now. It is important for us to have someone who, like us, recognises the importance of this subject, and who aligns with our values but who can bring fresh perspectives to the role.

There has been a specific impact of the pandemic on our school and we were possibly impacted due to its disproportionate impact on the communities we serve. We are back on our feet now after a difficult year in 2021-22 which you will identify through the GCSE outcomes – for example, we are currently seeing our attendance above FFT National Average and disadvantaged pupils’ attendance is 4% higher than those nationally. It is a tough job but made easier through our policies and practice and open, honest and transparent culture.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will undergo an enhanced DBS check, checks of references and employment history.

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 recruitment@falingepark.com

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About Falinge Park High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1357 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01706 631246

Falinge Park High School is a large, over-subscribed, multicultural, inclusive comprehensive in Rochdale. There is a warm, welcoming atmosphere in the school and a positive ethos amongst the staff. We have created a culture which supports each other at every level rather than a tick-box approach to success and we have extended this through our community wing to supporting families and communities through the difficulties we all face.

Arranging a visit to Falinge Park High School

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