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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    4 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

TPS £30,000 - £46,525

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a Teacher of English with the ability to raise standards and levels of achievement within the English department. We will appoint someone who is enthusiastic and keen to get involved in the life of our school and improve outcomes for our students. This role is suitable for experienced teachers or ECT's.

The team works in a focused but mutually supportive way to achieve outstanding outcomes for our students.


  • B.Ed Hons. or a Hons degree followed by P.G.C.E. in relevant subject
  • Qualified teacher status
  • Knowledge of the national curriculum in English, and G.C.S.E courses
  • Planning and teaching well-structured English lessons (KS3 / KS4)
  • Raising standards of attainment and achievement
  • Setting high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge students
  • Promoting good progress and outcomes
  • Making accurate and productive use of assessment
  • Having a keen interest in your own development in Learning and Teaching
  • Working positively with support staff and other colleagues
  • Communicating successfully with colleagues and parents / carers
  • Competently using ICT to support teaching and wider professional activities
  • Managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
  • Successfully promoting extra-curricular programmes
  • Work as a team member
  • Adapt and be flexible
  • Communicate effectively
  • Lead when required
  • Work on your own initiative
  • Be punctual
  • Relate to and promote the ethos of the school
  • Have a good attendance record (information requested only once a conditional offer is made)


  • A Level English
  • Passionate about raising aspirations
  • Seeks opportunities to link your curriculum to careers
  • Has a knowledge and understanding of your subject pathways Post 16

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • a successful and forward looking school with stunning and unrivalled facilities;
  • a professional, dedicated and supportive Faculty;
  • a supportive staff and Senior Leadership Team;
  • a school renowned for outstanding professional development opportunities;
  • a school community committed to corporate excellence;
  • Curriculum development time for all subjects on the calendar;
  • Reduced contact time for all teachers and TLR holders to support workload*;
  • National college subscription for all staff and an additional non contact period for CPD*;
  • CPD library for staff;
  • High quality external training opportunities and support with leadership development;
  • INSET days and training for all staff;
  • Additional training and support for new staff;
  • Excellent provision for Early Career Teachers;
  • Reduced class sizes at KS3;
  • Strong pastoral team to support teachers;
  • Smart screens/ IWBs and visualizers in all classrooms.

*compared to DFE recommendations

Learning and Teaching is always at the forefront of our agenda, and we are forward-thinking, always looking for the best ways to both engage our learners and secure best outcomes. We are incredibly supportive of each other, and always willing to go the extra mile to help each other out. Joint-planning is a key aspect of our team, and you will find that we do everything we can to minimise workload and ensure staff well-being.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Radclyffe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please see our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for further information: https://theradclyffeschool.co.uk/safeguarding-child-protection-policy/

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About The Radclyffe School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1496 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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The Radclyffe School is a popular 11-16 maintained Foundation (Co-operative) Trust school in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham. The Governing Body has direct responsibility for the employment of staff, its finances, the running of the school and the outcomes it achieves. It is a larger than average secondary school with 1500 mixed gender students on roll. The school is full in every year group. Over 70% of students are from ethnic minority backgrounds, most of whom are of Pakistani or Bangladeshi heritage. Some 30% of students qualify for free school meals or a clothing grant to help with the purchase of school uniform.

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