We are looking for a committed, inspirational Teacher of English. The successful candidate will need
to have a proven track record in improving student performance in English and will be able to build
on recent changes in the subject area.
To provide high quality teaching and learning and understanding of the subject; planning, teaching and
class management; monitoring assessment, recording, reporting and accountability; contributing to the
wider life of the school and to carry out such other associated duties as are reasonably assigned by the
Seaham High School is a popular and oversubscribed purpose built, fully comprehensive school
of over 1150 students. Numbers have increased rapidly and above expectations due to the
growing popularity of the school. Virtually all our students come from the town of Seaham, which
is a developing community as a result of local regeneration projects. The town is surrounded by
beautiful countryside and is only 14 miles from the city of Durham. You can take a virtual tour of
the school on our website.
We converted to become an Academy and joined the Eden Learning Trust on September 1st
When the school was inspected in 2023, inspectors judged the school to be good in all area.
Ofsted made the following comments:
• “This school is a place where pupils can be themselves and where tolerance and respect are
understood by the pupils who attend”
• “There are strong relationships between staff and pupils”
• “The vast majority of staff feel well supported by leaders and recognise the steps that leaders
have taken to prioritise their well-being”
• “Leaders at all levels have a clear vision and an understanding of the school’s strengths and
areas for development”
We have a high quality and bespoke professional development programme. We value our staff
and provide training to all at a personal level. Staff turnover is traditionally low.
For our students at Seaham, we aim to promote the highest standards of attainment both inside
and outside the curriculum; and from our students we expect equally high standards of behaviour,
dress, courtesy, and a firm commitment to their studies and to the wider life of the school. We
value all our students and are inclusive in our approach, thus we have a wide range of types of
support being given to children throughout their subject lessons as well as through our Personal,
Social, Health and Citizenship curriculum.
As a school we place great emphasis on developing the self-confidence, skills and values that will
enable our students to make a positive contribution to our constantly changing 21st Century world.
We are a learning community that aims to equip our students with an approach to learning and
knowledge which ensures that they are fully prepared to progress to further or higher education
and to an increasingly demanding workplace. Pastoral arrangements see our students in Year
Groups led by a Year Leader. Seaham High School moved into its new build in September 2016.
It is a state of the art building for delivering education in the 21st Century. Students and staff
appreciate the first rate facilities which support the high quality education which is accessible to all.
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