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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    3 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 January 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


Pay scale

Teachers' Pay Scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will be someone with enthusiasm, initiative and very good subject knowledge. S/he will demonstrate a clear commitment to promoting the highest possible standards of achievement and developing excellent relationships with staff and students across the full age and ability range at St. Mary's. The person appointed will have a professional and personal profile that most closely matches the specification given below:


  • Qualified teacher status at graduate level.
  • ENGLISH Degree/Degree containing substantial ENGLISH element.
  • Recent professional development/teaching placement relevant to the post.


  • A clear philosophy for the teaching of ENGLISH.
  • Knowledge of some strategies that will enhance learning and raise the attainment of all students in ENGLISH.
  • Ability to use ICT to transform learning.
  • Effective communicator – verbally and in writing.


  • Ability to form good relationships with both colleagues and students.
  • Commitment to actively supporting the distinctive ethos of the school.
  • Commitment to assisting with the development of extra-curricular activities.
  • Resilience, commitment, ability to work under pressure and a sense of humour.
  • An excellent attendance and punctuality record. (Please note that excellent attendance is considered to be 95% attendance over the past two academic years. Directors will take note of one off illnesses/absences and individual circumstances).
  • High expectations of all students.
  • Enthusiasm for career development.

What the school offers its staff

St. Mary’s is a highly regarded, oversubscribed and successful school with:

  • A caring ethos and high standards.
  • An Outstanding Diocesan Inspection Report (March 2017)
  • A full Ofsted Inspection of St Mary’s in May 2022 was extremely positive and confirmed that St Mary’s Catholic Academy continues to be good in all areas. You can read a copy of the report on the Academy's website.
  • An outstanding induction programme, friendly staff, high quality professional cover supervisors, ICT technicians and admin support and a strong family ethos which make St. Mary’s a great place to work.
  • State of the art facilities housed in our £22.5 million pound refurbished campus.

Commitment to safeguarding

BEBCMAT is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors. All posts are subject to: ● DBS ● Medical clearance ● Verification of qualifications and National Insurance number. ● Two references including a judgement about suitability to work with children. ● A member of the interview panel will be trained in implementing Child Protection procedures. ● In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, online search be carried out. For teaching positions, barred list checks and prohibition from teaching checks will be carried out. For leadership positions, section 128 checks will be performed.
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About St Mary's Catholic Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1199 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01253 396286

St Mary's is a highly regarded oversubscribed Catholic Academy in Blackpool in the Diocese of Lancaster. The school is very much a Catholic family where everyone works together to support and challenge one another to be the best they can be. Our Catholic Ethos, founded on the hallmarks of: Catholic Caring Community Challenge is key to our success. Students and staff are all encouraged, as our mission statement states, to grow in wisdom, understanding, self-esteem and closeness to God. Many of our staff and students are Catholic or Christian, we are joined by a number of staff and students who aren’t, anyone is welcome to come and be part of our family as long as they are willing to support and contribute to the ethos and success of the Academy.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's Catholic Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@st-mary.blackpool.sch.uk.

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