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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    31 January 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

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What skills and experience we're looking for

We seek to appoint an effective and enthusiastic Teacher of English. 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.

What the school offers its staff

The successful candidate will be joining the school at an exciting time. Bedford High School is a mixed comprehensive school, which was judged “good” by Ofsted in 2018. The school is now full throughout KS3 and KS4 with a waiting list of families.

Our school is based over 2 sites with excellent facilities which include our 3G pitch, beautiful green outside space, dedicated outside classroom and large Bistro food court area, onsite gym and second food court area. We are also expanding our English classrooms which will be completed by Spring 2023. Our inclusive values drive our vision and ethos across all stakeholder groups. Positive student/staff relationships, which are based on mutual respect embedding our SPIRIT ethos of Strive, Perseverance, Independence, Respect, Integrity and Tolerance are a key strength of our school. Student and staff voice are used across our school to help inform decisions and shape our school development plans.

Our staff wellbeing is at our heart.

We are:

  • Membership to Teacher Pension fund
  • 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.

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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
1081 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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