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  • Start date details

    September 2024 or sooner

  • Closing date

    20 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for


• Ensure an outstanding Catholic educational experience

which is engaging and fulfilling for all pupils

• Deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and

differentiated curriculum for students within English

• Be accountable for student progress and development

within the teaching groups allocated

• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of

the requirements of the English curriculum

• Inspire and engage pupils in the vision for the school


• Be accountable for outcomes within the teaching groups


• Ensure effective strategies are in place to enable all pupils

within your classes to make good progress

• Track student achievement regularly across the teaching

groups allocated, transforming data into action

Teaching and Learning

• Set high expectations for yourself for quality teaching and

learning in your English classes

• Ensure planning meets the needs of all learners

• Deliver engaging lessons which have frequent and accurate

assessment, feedback and intervention


• Assist in the development of schemes of work, resources,

marking and assessment policies and teaching strategies

within designated curriculum areas

• Keep up to date with national developments in the subject

area and how they might affect student learning and

teaching methodologies

• Display highly effective subject knowledge

School Ethos and Culture

• Help foster the spiritual development of pupils in

accordance with the school’s Mission Statement

• Ensure that the school’s vision is understood and clearly and

effectively articulated to all pupils

• Promote the school’s ethos and culture to the broader


Developing self and working with others

• Actively partake in the school’s development scheme

through participation in arrangements for further training

and professional development

• Treat pupils, staff and parents fairly, equitably and with

dignity and respect, to create and maintain a positive school


• Celebrate the achievements of individual students

• Work effectively with Technicians and Teaching Assistants

as appropriate

• Manage own workload and that of others to allow an

appropriate work/life balance;

• Regularly review own practice, set personal targets and take

responsibilities for own personal development

• Engage in research around current educational initiatives

including government policies in areas commensurate with

the post

What the school offers its staff

We are a good oversubscribed school (OFSTED 2022) located

in Stockport, South of Manchester. Our school is made up of

825 students and 100 staff. St James’ Catholic High School

is a thriving Catholic community that places children at

the centre of everything we do. The Diocese of Shrewsbury

judged our school to be an “Outstanding” Catholic school.

St James’ is a highly academic performing school:

• Impressive positive progress 8 scores for the previous

three years

• In 2023, 75% of students achieved at least a grade 4 in

English & Maths while 54% of students achieved a grade

5 in these subjects

• 40 grade 9s and 101 grade 8s in 2023 demonstrating

exceptional attainment across a wide range of subjects

• Exceptional results in open, Maths and English subjects

placing us in the top 20% of similar schools nationally

Our school is at the cutting edge of teaching and learning

and thrives on providing outstanding opportunities for the

young people we serve. All our staff work to provide our young

people with the skills, knowledge and understanding in order

to achieve their full potential.

Inspired by the example of St James, the purpose of our

school is ‘To educate and develop global Catholic citizens’.

Our three school values of Family, Faith and Excellence

are lived out every single day by staff, students and all


The reputation of our school is exceptional within Stockport

and across the Shrewsbury Diocese for academic excellence,

impeccable pupil conduct and for providing outstanding

additional opportunities for our young people. The result is

that our young people develop into global Catholic citizens

who are proud to profess their faith and who make a positive

contribution to society.

Commitment to safeguarding

St James’ Catholic High School is an equal opportunity employer which is “Positive about Disabled People”. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, who meet the person specification for the post

St James’ Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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About St James' Catholic High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
807 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0161 482 6900

The St James’ Catholic High School Mission:

To ensure everyone within our school family achieves their full potential, to encourage learning and development through faith, and to strive for excellence.

Applications are welcome regardless of the personal faith of the applicant, providing they are supportive of the school’s Catholic ethos.

St James’ Catholic High School is a popular and oversubscribed 11-16 mixed comprehensive Catholic High School which was judged by OFSTED to be a “Good school in April 2022, with “Outstanding” Outcomes for Pupils.

The Diocese of Shrewsbury judged our school to be an “Outstanding” Catholic school.

Arranging a visit to St James' Catholic High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email headteacherpa@stjamescheadle.co.uk.

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