• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    10 May 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    28 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (Fixed term initially for one year)

Job summary

Fixed term initially for one year

Location: Graham School, Scarborough


Start date: September 2021

‘There are no great schools without great teachers’
‘Come and Grow your career at Graham School’

Our school

Welcome to Graham School. We are a rapidly improving 11-16 school situated in Scarborough with just over 1000 students on roll. Since joining the Hope Learning Trust family of schools in 2019 there have substantial and sustained improvements. We are on a journey and everyone at #teamgraham is rightly proud to be effecting change within our coastal community.

Our motto is ‘Grow, Learn and Achieve together’ and we have five key values which underpin everything we are working to achieve here. These are Honesty, Empathy, Aspiration, Resilience and Team Work which spells out HEART.

Whilst many of our current staff are local, many also travel from York, Hull, Driffield and the surrounding areas. Staff wellbeing and team work are at the heart of our plans and we are proud that our school now has low staff turnover and high staff retention.

We are a proud member of the Hope Learning Trust family of schools along with our coastal partner George Pindar School. As our new teaching colleague you will join a staff body that includes NQT’S, RQT’S and experienced professionals, who with the tailored support from our Trust are making Graham a school our community can be proud of.

We are inclusive school with a healthy intake in Year 7 and we have the highest aspiration for our students to achieve their very best and grow both as individuals and as members of their community. The development of the whole child forms an integral part of our vision; we want the best for every student at Graham School irrespective of their background. We value honesty, high expectations and aspirations, resilience and we work together as #Team Graham.

Our opportunity

We are looking for an English specialist teacher to join us from September 2021 and teach KS3/KS4 English. Our English department has gone from strength to strength over the last three years and consists of NQTS,RQTS and experienced teachers.
This is what our NQT in English who started with us in September 2020 said:

‘I am learning every day – it’s a learning curve and I love it; being able to bring my passion for English and learning alive is so rewarding, every day really ‘is different’. I am part of a great team #teamgraham and you know you are making a difference to the young people at school when you see them putting in the effort as it has to work 2-ways. Building these positive relationships as a new teacher in a large secondary school is terrific’.

We welcome interest from colleagues at all levels. Experienced colleagues and those in early career stages are welcome to apply, what is important is the ability to enthuse children with your passion for English.

Overview and career development recruitment incentives:

• An opportunity to join a staff team, which is fully behind our journey, and who have real HEART.
• Trust specific NQT/RQT programmes
• Tailored coaching programmes within our supportive and nurturing network – e.g. 3D coaching focusing on your ongoing teaching and learning
• Ongoing access to our NPQML/NPQSL professional programmes
• School to school support (SLE) external opportunities
• Friendly and caring schools where all stakeholders work together for the benefit of the children.
• A high level of support from staff and colleagues within the Hope Learning Trust
• Motivated, dedicated staff and a committed, active and supportive Trust Board.
• Improving schools which support pupils to aspire to the very best, with a broad and balanced curriculum offer, collaborative learning and a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
• A commitment to professional development and advancement opportunities within a growing MAT.

We are proud to be a coastal partner along with our fellow 8 secondary schools and we believe we have a unique opportunity for colleagues to grow, develop and thrive in their career as part of our coastal community. For more information on our Coastal Offer, Coastal Charter and how you can make a difference by teaching on the Yorkshire Coast please visit www.teachyc.co.uk

Application process

The date of commencement for this post will be September 2021 and the closing date for all applications is Monday 10th May 2021. Interviews will take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

Application process

For an informal conversation, to arrange a visit and further details please contact James Annetts at james.annetts@northyorks.gov.uk or call 01609 534939 / 07966 261249.

To apply for the post you will need to complete our Trust online application form by clicking on this link: http://hopelearningtrust.org/careers-with-hope-2/

To get a feel for our school you are welcome to view our video at https://grahamschool.org/virtual-open-evening/ as well as visit our website at https://grahamschool.org/

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance satisfactory references and right to work checks.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
982 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Graham School

I am delighted you are interested in joining the team at Graham School. We have a highly ambitious, aspirational group of professionals who are raising standards and significantly improving the life chances of the young people of Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast.

Our motto is ‘Grow, Learn and Achieve together’ and our aim is that all our students thrive and make good academic progress whilst developing into resilient, confident and respectful young people. In March 2019 we joined the Hope Learning Trust along with our coastal secondary partner, George Pindar School. Hope Learning Trust, York is a growing, successful Church of England multi-academy trust which was established to serve both church and community schools. Hope Learning Trust’s vision is “serving others, growing together, living life to the full”.

We are committed to servant leadership in each of our schools and we are dedicated to the journey of growing together as a family of schools. We want all of our children to have a rich educational experience which will develop them as young people and allow them to flourish.

Graham School is a community in which our teaching and support staff are incredibly passionate about teamwork. Staff morale is high and we have a commitment to recognise individual potential and to provide support, CPD and training for colleagues joining our organisation at all levels; you will never feel unsupported or alone in our Trust.

We all ‘Grow at Graham’ and all colleagues at all levels are working together to raise aspirations and support our students to make the progress they deserve. The school has a shared sense of purpose and a vision for success which inspires me on a daily basis. If you are appointed, you will join a truly committed body of professionals who really care about our young people.

We are really proud of our school and the progress we are making. Please take the time to come and visit is – we’d love to show you around.
Emma Robins

Arranging a visit to Graham School

For an informal conversation, to arrange a visit and further details please contact James Annetts at james.annetts@northyorks.gov.uk or call 01609 534939 / 07966 261249.

School location

Woodlands Drive, Scarborough, YO12 6QW

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