Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 July 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    5 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00

Teacher of English (Fixed Term Maternity Cover) job summary

Teacher of English (Fixed Term Maternity Cover ending 14 Feb 2025) 

Required for September 2024 


‘Are you passionate about education and eager to make a lasting impact on young minds? Do you have a proven track record of inspiring a love for learning in your students? If so, we want to hear from you!’ 


About Pontefract Academies Trust 


Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi-Academy Trust comprising of nine schools: seven primaries and two 11-16 secondary schools. Our mission is running high quality, high achieving schools that give our children and young people the chance in life they deserve.   

Renowned for our commitment to excellence, the Trust has achieved remarkable success, with five of our primary schools ranking within the top 1% nationally for progress.  


Additionally, our secondary schools feature among the top three secondary schools in the Wakefield district and top 7% nationally for progress. 

About the role 


We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and inspirational English teacher to join our dedicated team. We are looking for someone with a 'can-do' attitude and a passion for doing whatever it takes to ensure our students receive the best possible education. Beyond that, we are looking for an individual who demonstrates the potential to excel in their role. 


This opportunity is equally exciting for an Early Career Teacher (ECT) or an experienced teacher, providing the chance to become a valued member of a talented and supportive team of English teachers. 


English Department 

Joining us means becoming a valued member of a well-resourced, friendly, and exceptionally talented team. Our staff are not only successful and committed but also known for going the ‘extra mile’ to support and inspire our students. 


In the department, we don't just teach English; we live and breathe it. There's an authentic passion for the subject, fostering an environment where both students and teachers share a genuine love for English. We are a strong, collaborative team that consistently delivers the very best outcomes for our students. We take pride in being recognised as one of the most successful departments in the school, with our 2023 English GCSE results achieving an impressive English Progress 8 score of +0.45—well above national averages. 


The role is a 1 FTE Fixed Term (Maternity Cover) Contract from 2nd September 2024 to 17th February 2025. 


The King’s School 

The King’s School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, boasts a rich heritage and a commitment to every student's potential. In 2023, our progress outcomes ranked us in the top 15% of secondary schools nationally, affirming our dedication to excellence. This accolade also secured our position as the third top-performing high school in the Wakefield district. Regardless of background or ability, every student is valued and placed at the heart of our mission. Converting potential into reality isn't just a goal; it's a promise we fulfil daily, ensuring that each individual achieves their highest aspirations. 

What can we offer you?  

We’re passionate about employee benefits at Pontefract Academies Trust, offering the following as standard to all:  

  • Exciting career and leadership pathways supported by outstanding CPD opportunities 
  • Generous employer pension (Teachers Pension and West Yorkshire Pension Fund - LGPS). 
  • Generous annual leave entitlements paid as part of your annual salary (starting from 26 days annual leave, up to a maximum of 33 days dependent on length of service and grade of role – plus 8 statutory bank holidays).  
  • Fantastic family friendly policies with a focus on employee work/life balance.  
  • Cycle to work scheme.  
  • Discounted gym membership  
  • Free eyecare via Specsavers 
  • Childcare vouchers 
  • Employee wellbeing programme (including physiotherapy, personal or professional concerns on legal, health, finance, wellbeing, and other matters). 
  • Discounts at numerous retailers including O2 
  • Free flu vaccinations. 

Next steps:   

Please click here to view our 2022 – 2025 Trust Strategic Plan, or click here to access the King’s School Pontefract website.  

We're always thrilled to connect with potential applicants before interviews. If you're curious to learn more or would like to experience the warmth of our wonderful school through a visit, please feel free to reach out at or give us a call on 01977 601701.   

Please click here  to access our website and submit your application on our Face-Ed system no later than 10:00am on Wednesday 17th July 2024.  

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from everyone.  

The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks (including online checks). Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide a self-declaration form. 


Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The King's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1033 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

The King’s School is proud to be part of Pontefract Academies Trust. As a school, we have a long history and rich heritage, which puts us at the forefront of the local educational landscape and beyond. All students are valued regardless of their background or ability, and are at the heart of everything that we do. We believe it is our duty to convert their potential into reality.

At the heart of every outstanding school is a strong team. One of our top priorities is to attract exceptional staff to The King’s School, and we continue to recruit a number of highly gifted employees to join our team. Our primary focus is to instil a lifelong love of learning while creating confident learners who can live a life full of opportunity and choice.

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