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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    4 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Until November 2024

Pay scale

M1 - M6

What skills and experience we're looking for

Knowledge & Experience

  • Knowledge and experience of teaching in a secondary school (CV-19 restrictions taken into account)
  • Evidence of inspiring English delivery at KS3 and/or KS4
  • Record of raising standards and maximising student progress
  • Sound knowledge of National Curriculum English
  • Evidence of relevant and recent CPD and a commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Ability to adapt teaching to embrace new and emerging technologies
  • An ability to inspire interest and excitement in the subject specialism
  • Ability to be inclusive with colleagues and students
  • Ability to motivate and inspire students
  • Commitment to building students as independent learners
  • A commitment to extra-curricular activities

Skills & Key Criteria

  • Proven ability to raise standards in classrooms
  • An understanding of the components which comprise outstanding teaching and learning
  • Use of assessment information to improve own practice and raise standards
  • Effective use of different strategies to promote good learning relationships and high rates of progress in an inclusive environment
  • Use of intervention strategies to address identified issues for individual pupil development and progress
  • Awareness of the latest developments and initiatives in education
  • Developing high quality learning strategies and monitoring learner progress to raise attainment
  • Effective use of Assessment for Learning to engage learners as active participants in their learning
  • Ability to contribute to curriculum development
  • Ability to plan and resource effective learning programmes and lessons to meet curricular objectives and individual pupils needs
  • Ability and willingness to contribute to school and Academy wide planning activities
  • Strong communication skills – orally and in writing

What the school offers its staff

The Trustees are seeking to appoint, as soon as possible, a Teacher of English (maternity cover) for Sedgefield Community College until the end of November 2024 (there is the potential this may be extended).

Would you like to progress your career in an school judged by OFSTED as ‘outstanding’, an school where both student achievement and attitudes to learning are amongst the best in the entire North East and Cumbria region? Would you also like to work in a fantastic, recently built school, set in one of County Durham’s most scenic areas? If the answer to each of these questions is ‘yes’ then Sedgefield Community College could be right for you.

We particularly welcome applicants from those who are relatively new to the profession. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to commence and to progress their career in an outstanding and supportive English faculty under the guidance of an outstanding Subject Leader.

If you are someone who has the ability to engage and enthuse students, coupled with the drive and commitment required to become a truly outstanding teacher, then we would like to hear from you.

Laidlaw Schools Trust is a growing multi academy trust in the North East of England, serving children and families in Sedgefield, the west of Newcastle and in Pennywell, Sunderland. We pride ourselves in being a progressive, inclusive trust that supports every child to develop their talents whatever they may be and to reach their academic potential. It is important that as a learning organisation we adapt and change to the needs of our pupils. We take care to value and develop all colleagues to make sure they can do their very best for children across the Trust’s schools. Our Academies also enjoy strong support from an experienced LST central team, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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 Sedgefield Community College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
991 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01740 617777

At Sedgefield Community College, the word ACHIEVE underpins our desire to support all of our students to reach their full potential during their time with us. It represents our determination for students to succeed in all of the different aspects of life at our school, whether it be reaching their full academic potential in the classroom or being the best that they can be beyond it.

We are a school that successfully combines traditional values of respect and personal responsibility with an appreciation of the necessity to always look forward and continue our development to achieve all that we can.

Arranging a visit to Sedgefield Community College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email p.walmsley@sedgefield.cc.

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