Teacher of English Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Job description

An enthusiastic and creative teacher with a proven track record of raising achievement is required to join a strong and supportive team. We are a heavily oversubscribed Teaching School, graded outstanding in all categories by Ofsted in November 2013. It is a highly successful department and is extremely well resourced. Our excellent buildings are situated on a lovely green site on the fringe of the City.

Essential educational requirements

Appropriate degree in English

Essential qualifications

A post graduate certificate in education or degree with QTS

Essential skills and experience

Firm understanding of National Curriculum English
Ability to teach English to an excellent standard at Key Stage 3 and 4
Familiarity with Assessment for Learning ensuring students make excellent progress
Skill in using ICT and other technologies as a tool for learning
High standards and expectations of success
Willingness to initiate and regularly support extra-curricular activities to promote the subject
Ability to relate well to students and colleagues
Be willing to extend their professional abilities through CPD
Commitment to the pastoral care of all students
Experienced teacher able to show excellent student progress across all Key Stages and abilities.
Experience of teaching English Language A Level
Evidence of successful teaching/teaching practice
Evidence of capacity to achieve excellent progress in students’ learning and results

About Sacred Heart Catholic High School

We are immensely proud of our school where, in the very best tradition of Sacred Heart education, we value each of our students. We have an excellent learning environment and an amazing team of staff. As the examination results show, our students achieve the highest standards of academic success and progress and we aim now to take this even further so that all our girls leave us well equipped for their future. You will see from the Ofsted inspection report November 2013 that we are a flourishing and outstanding school in every respect. We are fully committed to the development of the whole child, and we try in all that we do to live our Christian values, so that students learn from our models of kindness, commitment and being satisfied only with achieving the very best standards in personal and academic areas. Charitable and community ventures are prominent and are highly valued. Attendance and behaviour are excellent, within a framework of high expectations and support from parents, who greatly appreciate our school. The school is extremely popular and oversubscribed. We have a broad comprehensive intake with a good balance of attainment and background. There is an excellent pastoral team and all staff have pastoral responsibilities. The teaching departments each have specialist support staff.

Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE4 9YH
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