Teacher of English (Maternity Cover)

Burscough Priory Academy, Ormskirk, L40 7RZ

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  • Expected start date

    31 October 2022

  • Application deadline

    26 September 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover (9-12 months)

Full-time equivalent salary

£25,714 to £36,961

Additional allowances


Teacher of English (Maternity Cover) job summary

Do you have a passion for English and a desire to help young people make progress? Can you engage students with a positive approach to learning? We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate teacher to join our English Faculty which is a close-knit team who actively support each other to ensure that all of our students and staff thrive.

Burscough Priory Academy joined the Endeavour Learning Trust in September 2018 and has thrived as part of a successful family of schools. Burscough Priory students are hardworking, enthusiastic and keen to work with their teachers and the support staff to get the very best out of every day at school. Since 2018, there has been rapid and sustained improvement at our school which is firmly rooted in the existing good practice evident at Burscough Priory Academy. Our staff are wholly optimistic and completely committed to continuing to make the school the very best it can be - this is a school that is going places.

For our staff, we are firmly committed to ensuring this is a job that can be enjoyed, where everyone can flourish because we pay close attention to work/life balance. Across the Trust, we continue to develop strategies that take a common-sense approach to those aspects of the role that could become an unnecessary burden on workload - these include feedback, marking and centralised detentions.

Our collaboration is the beating heart of our Trust and from right across the Trust our teachers learn together. They share their practice, encourage and support each other to get the best out of the working day. The candidate will have opportunities to work with other colleagues in the trust and wider networks to support the development of the curriculum and teaching in English across our family of schools.

In our schools we have a relentless focus on excellence, expect the highest standards of behaviour but we have a pragmatic emphasis on the balance between challenge and support, high expectation and nurture. This counts for students and staff, teaching and non-teaching, so that our schools develop a family ethos, where everyone wants the best for everyone else.

In our team, our teachers are committed to continuously improving the classroom experience of our students with a genuine desire to improve their life chances. If you think this sounds like a place you would like to develop your career and your love of teaching then you can apply online.

Applications should be submitted by 9am on Monday 26th September 2022

Interviews are to be held on Thursday 29th September 2022

This position is full time and fixed term for the purpose of maternity leave to be covered until the postholder returns.

There is a possibility for a job share opportunity with this role.

As part of the interview you will be asked to plan and deliver a lesson and then discuss it with the panel along with other written and group tasks.

Prospective candidates are welcome to contact the school for a telephone conversation or visit prior to the final application please contact Miss K. Dodd, Operations Manager 01704 893259 to organise a convenient time.

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About Burscough Priory Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
669 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01772 817904

Thank you for your interest in the Teacher of English vacancy at Burscough Priory Academy.

We are a small and thriving community school, within the Endeavour Learning Trust family of schools. Since joining the Trust, we have made rapid and sustained progress over the last three years, with the vision of being a ‘Great school at the heart of the community.’

At our school you will find a caring, ambitious and inclusive community; one that is dedicated to celebrating the potential and uniqueness of everyone. To support this commitment, there is a strong curriculum, inspirational and challenging teaching and learning and outstanding pastoral care.

The relationships that are fostered in school between the children and staff are exceptional. We are very aware of our responsibility as a school at the heart of our Burscough community and we know that excellent relationships with our parents, staff and within the wider community are crucial to the success of the children. Our motto is, ‘E Pluribus Unum,’ which translates as ‘Out of Many, One.’ You will feel a distinct feeling of togetherness, working as one to make sure our children feel safe, valued and well supported.

Our family ethos is tangible; we work as a team and we want the best for everyone. But we are also staunch in our commitment to doing this in a way which protects the wellbeing of our staff and our students. Our commitment to reducing workload is non-negotiable. We seek to thrive; individually, together, in our classrooms, staffrooms, schools and right across the Trust.

We hope the information in this pack give you a flavour of who we are and what we do. If you have any further questions about the role please get in touch.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Arranging a visit to Burscough Priory Academy

Prospective candidates are welcome to contact the school for a telephone conversation or visit prior to the final application please contact Miss K. Dodd, Operations Manager 01704 893259 to organise a convenient time.

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