Teacher of English (maternity cover)

Co-op Academy Priesthorpe, Pudsey, West Yorkshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

We’re looking for a Teacher of English to cover maternity leave!

As a Teacher of English you will support the Faculty Leader to implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students, supporting the English Department, to improve the outcomes for all students.

At the top of your game, you’ll have successful experience of teaching at KS3,4 & 5, collaborate effectively with other adults and work constructively as part of a team. You’ll need to be an enthusiastic team player with the ability to use initiative, work independently and stay organised.

You’ll do all this whilst capturing the spirit of our vision and values and whilst role-modelling exceptional professional behaviours. This contract is full time and to ideally start February 2020 until February 2021.

Co-op Academy Priesthorpe is situated in Pudsey and just 15 minutes from both Leeds and Bradford centre with places for 1250 students. The Academy has a very special ethos, which visitors continue to comment on. Equity and equality are key drivers for us in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to excel within a highly inclusive and supportive community.

Our Values
We follow the Co-op’s ‘Ways of Being’ which are:

Succeed together – Co-operating is what makes us different; we’re better and stronger when we work together.

Be yourself, always – We bring our best self to the academy, so that we each contribute and respect others for doing the same. Of course, being yourself isn’t about excusing poor behaviours that contradict our other Ways of Being Co-op.

Do what matters most – What matters most is ensuring that our students achieve the best possible outcomes.

Show you care – We care about our Trust, our colleagues, our students, their parents, our Co-op and communities, now and for the future.

If you believe in our values and have experience for this role, we would love to hear from you!

Visits to the school are strongly welcomed. Please contact Jessica Poulter, HR Advisor or Mandy Carlton, Principal’s PA on 0113 2574115 to arrange.

Closing date for applications: Monday 27th January 9am

Interviews will take place on: w/c Monday 27th January (TBC)

How to apply
Please complete the application form attached below and email it back to hr@priesthorpe.org or post to: FAO: HR – application, Co-op Academy Priesthorpe, Priesthorpe Lane, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 5SG

For further information about Co-op Academy Priesthorpe please visit our website: www.priesthorpe.coopacademies.co.uk or for further information about Co-op Academies Trust please visit the Trust website here: www.coopacademies.co.uk

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references. We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles.

Essential educational requirements

undergraduate degree

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Successful teaching experience

Employee benefits

Why us?
Benefits working for the Co-op Academies Trust include:
Local government pension scheme and recognised continuous service
Co-operative flexible benefits, including cycle to work and 5% Co-op discount
Employee well-being committee with a dedicated health and well-being day
Co-operative credit union
Health-care cash-back scheme
Discounted gym membership and leisure activities
24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
Season ticket and rental deposit loans
Bi-weekly team newsletter to keep you up to date with staff news

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1138 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Co-op Academy Priesthorpe website (opens in a new window)
Contact email hr@priesthorpe.org

About Co-op Academy Priesthorpe

School location

Priesthorpe Lane, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 5SG