Teacher of English

Seaham High School, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 0BH

This job expired on 23 May 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    23 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    16 May 2022

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£25,714 - £41,604

Teacher of English job summary

We are looking for a committed, inspirational Teacher of English. The successful candidate will need to have a proven track record in improving student performance in English and will be able to build on recent changes in the subject area.

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About Seaham High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1145 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
0191 5161600

Seaham High School is a popular and oversubscribed purpose built, fully comprehensive school of over 1149 students. Numbers are increasing rapidly and above expectations due to the growing popularity of the school. Virtually all our students come from the town of Seaham, which is a developing community as a result of local regeneration projects. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is only 14 miles from the city of Durham. You can take a virtual tour of the school on our website.

We converted to become an Academy and joined the Eden Learning Trust on September 1st 2020.

This is an improving school, which was recognised when the school was inspected in May 2017. They judged the school to be good. Ofsted made the following comments:

• “A school that continues to improve outcomes for all pupils over time”
• “Published GCSE examination results from last year show that pupils’ progress was strong overall”
• “Parents, staff and pupils are all overwhelmingly positive about the school”
• “Pupils are smart, confident and polite young people who are interested in their school, their progress and their future when they leave school”.
• “Governors know the school and its needs well”

The school achieved pleasing examination results in 2021 with 78% of students obtaining Grades 4+ in English and 74% in Maths. 26% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate qualification. These are encouraging figures being up significantly on last year and in line with National benchmarks. Our main priority is to further develop student progress against their targets.

We have a high quality and bespoke professional development programme. We value our staff and provide training to all at a personal level. Staff turnover is traditionally low.

For our students at Seaham, we aim to promote the highest standards of attainment both inside and outside the curriculum; and from our students we expect equally high standards of behaviour, dress, courtesy, and a firm commitment to their studies and to the wider life of the school. We value all our students and are inclusive in our approach, thus we have a wide range of types of support being given to children throughout their subject lessons as well as through our Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship curriculum.

As a school we place great emphasis on developing the self-confidence, skills and values that will enable our students to make a positive contribution to our constantly changing 21st Century world. We are a learning community that aims to equip our students with an approach to learning and knowledge which ensures that they are fully prepared to progress to further or higher education and to an increasingly demanding workplace. Pastoral arrangements see our students in Year Groups led by a Year Leader. Seaham High School moved into its new build in September 2016. It is a state of the art building for delivering education in the 21st Century. Students and staff appreciate the first rate facilities which support the high quality education which is accessible to all.

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