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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    23 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 June 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £25,714 to £41,604

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you passionate about making a difference in English, literature and literacy across the whole school curriculum? If you are, and you have a strong track record of delivering high quality lessons and excellent outcomes for students, then come and join a high performing, supportive and forward-thinking English team at Rainhill High School, including Rainhill Sixth.

Rainhill High was graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in February 2023, with English being a deep-dive subject.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, ambitious and inspirational Teacher of English for September 2023, who has a thirst for knowledge and the drive to succeed to teach KS3 and KS4 English. The successful candidate will have the capacity to enthuse, engage and inspire our pupils through strong subject knowledge; someone who thrives on collaboration and teamwork; a committed professional with high levels of personal motivation and ambition.

Applications are welcome from both experienced and newly qualified teachers.

You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills with a genuine commitment to teaching and the ability to develop our students’ love of learning in English. If you believe you have the skills and dedication to meet our standards, and be part of our pursuit of excellence, then we are the school for you.

Familiarity with GCSE and KS3 requirements in English

Track record of expertise and raising achievement and securing improvement

Familiarity with A level syllabus requirements in English

Good Degree in relevant subject area

PGCE in relevant subject area


Ability and experience of teaching English at KS3 and GCSE

Relevant, recent experience of working in an 11-16 or 11-18 school

Experience of teaching across the ability spectrum

Enthusiasm and ability to motivate and inspire students and staff

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Demonstrate the ability to enthuse, inspire and motivate students, staff, and parents

What the school offers its staff

Our core values; Learn, Think, Contribute, Care, embody our determination to ensure that all our pupils receive a first-class education that enables them to take their place in society confidently. The school is working hard to make a difference to staff workload by investing time, technology, and support to make Rainhill High School and Rainhill Sixth an attractive place to work.

We are a popular and high achieving school on the edge of Merseyside with a very strong reputation locally and significantly over subscribed.

Commitment to safeguarding

Rainhill High School and Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people as well as promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion; where the diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share in this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosing & Barring Certificate and online searches as part of our Safer Recruitment & Selection Procedures.
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About Rainhill High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1830 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

11-18 Mixed Comprehensive 1847 on roll Rainhill High School is a co-educational secondary school and sixth form centre located in Rainhill, Merseyside, England. The school converted to an academy under Rainhill Learning Village in March 2017. More recently, the school has become part of the Stephenson Trust. The school is the official Liverpool F.C. Academy Education Centre in Merseyside for under-18 players to be educated. Notable former pupils from the academy include Raheem Sterling and Trent Alexander-Arnold. The school has recently partnered with FA FE to strengthen post-16 education for the players. FE FA is owned and run by Robbie Fowler, former Liverpool and England footballer. In addition to Liverpool FC, it has formal partnerships with Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Liverpool John Moores University and University of Leeds.

Arranging a visit to Rainhill High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jobs@rainhillhigh.org.uk.

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