Teacher of English (Temporary for 1 Year)

The County High School, Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire


Job details

Job role Teacher
Subject English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MP1 - UPS3

Job summary

The Governors are inviting applications from experienced or newly qualified teachers of English. At The County High School, Leftwich, there is a strong tradition of high quality induction and continuing professional development so the post can be adapted to suit an entrant new to the profession or a colleague with recent experience. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic English teacher who will inspire and motivate students to succeed at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.

This post is suitable for an NQT, RQT or someone who is looking to take a first step into a leadership role. A strong desire to motivate students and staff to achieve excellent progress is crucial in an environment in which “Pupils display a thirst for learning” and there is “…first-rate behaviour in classrooms and around the academy” (Ofsted, 2016).

The County High School, Leftwich is in a formal partnership with Sir John Deane’s College, a local outstanding 6th Form College with a tradition of high academic performance, as part of The Sir John Brunner Foundation. Sir John Deane’s College, with a Level 3 VA score of +0.53, is the leading 6th Form College in the country. The successful candidate will therefore have an opportunity to experience A-Level provision if desired.

In 2019 students left The County High School, Leftwich with ‘Well Above Average’ progress – as measured by the Progress 8 calculation (+0.80). The Progress 8 Score of +0.80 places The County High School, Leftwich in the top 2% of schools nationally for student progress. For the previous 4 years, progress has been at least ‘Above Average’.

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Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 998 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The County High School, Leftwich website (opens in a new window)
Contact email head@leftwichhigh.com

About The County High School, Leftwich

The County High School, Leftwich is a fully inclusive, co-educational, 11-16 School with approximately 1000 students, 59 teaching and 58 support staff. The school serves a mixed catchment area with a Published Admission Number of 196, though we are now significantly over-subscribed.
At The County High School, Leftwich, an Academic Curriculum is an opportunity for and expectation of all students, further enriched by opportunities beyond the timetable.

The Academy's curriculum endeavours to develop students':
· Comprehension and command of knowledge and skills
· Character
· Creativity and imagination
Our broad, balanced and enriched curriculum promotes the enjoyment of learning, so our students are motivated to gain the knowledge, skills and qualifications which will enable them to realise their potential and thus exercise choice and control in their personal and working lives. We believe that every student’s experience of success contributes to their personal happiness and that understanding is how we define student well-being. Students who are engaging happily with their education in the classroom and via our extensive enrichment offer will be successful learners, making strong progress and thereby attaining excellent results.

The County High School, Leftwich strives to develop high performing teams designing and delivering the curriculum in a way that provides all students with the opportunity to maximise their academic potential. This is only achieved if these teams are made up of colleagues who are motivated, happy, supported and who are deriving satisfaction from their role. When making decisions and/or planning and implementing new initiatives the impact on staff workload and well-being is always considered. Examples of how the school considers staff workload and well-being include: careful and thoughtful diary management, minimising the amount of tracking points whilst maximising the impact derived from them, career progression opportunities, a staff well-being committee, social events and free access to our newly installed fitness studio.

The County High School, Leftwich is a safe and calm, inclusive and positive community and workplace. Students enjoy and achieve during their time at the school. They leave as rounded individuals, aware of the wider-world, ready to make a positive contribution to it and fully equipped to flourish in it, whilst having maximised their academic potential.
The County High School, Leftwich prides itself on a sustained reputation for outstanding academic performance in a proudly inclusive learning environment. In 2019 students achieved “Well Above Average” progress as described by the DfE with a progress 8 score of +0.79. 96% of students achieved a grade 4 or higher in English, 90% in Maths and 91% in Science. Every single student left the Academy with at least 6 GCSEs, including in English, Maths and Science. In 2017, the Academy gained the Pupil Premium Award, sponsored by TES in partnership with the DfE, as Secondary Regional Champion for the Northwest.

Our Ofsted Inspection, 2016 celebrated these strengths and more, acknowledging the exciting journey we have undertaken, endorsing our clear direction and judging us to be deservedly “outstanding”. We believe education is about enhancing our students’ life opportunities and thus learning for employability is at the heart of our offer.

School location

Granville Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8EZ