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Teacher of English

Bedford High School, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 2LU

This job expired on 2 December 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Job start date

    1 January 2023

  • Closing date

    2 December 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Main pay range M1 to Upper pay range 3

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an outstanding teacher with a proven track record of success and raising student outcomes. The successful candidate will have the ability to deliver quality teaching that drives achievement and inspires a love of learning. You will be passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people. As a committed team player you will have excellent organisational skills and the natural ability to motivate both students and peers.

What the school offers its staff

Our staff wellbeing is at our heart.

We are:

  • Membership to Teacher Pensions
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Committed Wellbeing Team and fully trained staff Mental Wellbeing First Aiders
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • Staff rewards
  • Gym facilities
  • A popular community school.
  • An inclusive school whose pupils constantly aim high.
  • A team of highly experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated professionals who are passionate about teaching and learning.
  • Committed to personal and professional development.
  • Offering a high-quality learning environment.
  • A school where relationships are positive.
  • Determined to become an Outstanding school.

Further details about the role

The English Faculty is a great team: we are collaborative, innovative and very supportive of each other. We are currently a faculty of 13, plus a librarian and an Academic Mentor. Within the team, we have members of Leadership, members of the pastoral team, experienced practitioners, and also teachers who have qualified in the last two to three years. This faculty is a great place for a newly qualified teacher to flourish with our guidance and support.

We are passionate about the young people in our care and we have high expectations for each and every student. Our curriculum is rich, engaging and challenging, using high quality texts to develop students emotionally, culturally, socially and spiritually. Evidence-based teaching is at the heart of our pedagogy thus ensuring quality first teaching and learning occurs in all lessons.

We recognise that developing a love for reading is one of the most effective ways to raise attainment as it is the master skill that unlocks the academic curriculum. But more importantly, we know that reading for pleasure is the key to a successful life. Therefore, it is vital that our students read for pleasure and, in order to promote this, we have one dedicated reading lesson a week at KS3. We are very lucky to have a recently renovated library, which has been transformed into a bright, modern, welcoming haven for students to read, to study and to discuss literature with friends.

This is an exciting time for the English Faculty. In the near future, work will begin on the development of a suite of new state-of-the-art classrooms.

We have a record of good results and we are very proud of our successes.

We look forward to welcoming a new member to our team.

Commitment to safeguarding

All offers of employment are conditional subject to an enhanced disclosure with child barred list, appropriate overseas checks, medical clearance, relevant qualification certificates and references satisfactory to the school. At Bedford High School safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and to adhere to the school’s safeguarding policies and procedures.

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About Bedford High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1059 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01942 909009

Arranging a visit to Bedford High School

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

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