27 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    22 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - temporary until the end of June 2024

Pay scale

Teachers' pay scales (£30,000 per annum pro rata - £46,525 per annum pro rata)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • QTS or equivalent (applicant may be working towards this)
  • Good degree in relevant discipline
  • Good knowledge and understanding of pedagogy
  • Strong subject knowledge
  • Understands the core features of successful lesson planning and SOL development
  • Excellent classroom teacher who can lead by example
  • Ability to make accurate and productive use of assessment
  • Understands how to promote high standards of literacy and numeracy as appropriate to the subject
  • Ability to secure the highest standards for all students
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise own work to meet deadlines and ensure most effective use of time
  • Ability to reflect on own practice, critically evaluate and plan strategically for improvement
  • Experience of securing effective professional development for oneself
  • Ability to think on feet, work on own initiative and find solutions to problems
  • Good interpersonal skills with strong two way communication
  • Ability to inspire, motivate others and build confidence in the classroom
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, make decisions, implement them and be accountable
  • Ability to handle conflict and change with optimism and resilience
  • Ability to make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school
  • Commitment to upholding the school ethos including; spiritual life, use of authority and maintaining discipline
  • Demands ambitious standards for all students; belief in the potential of everyone to learn and develop
  • Values all children equally
  • Values research and an evidenced based approach to teaching
  • Conducts oneself with humour, diplomacy and integrity
  • Willingness to contribute to extra-curricular activities
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment

What the school offers its staff

At Notre Dame the ongoing professional development of all staff is a key priority. Our view is that we can always improve, not because we are not good enough but because we can be even better at what we do and that this in turn will ensure the very best outcomes for our students. We also aim to help staff to be ready for their ‘next step’ in their careers whatever that might be.

In order to achieve these aims we;

  • have an ethos of ‘learning together’ through joint practice development which is conducted in a supportive and developmental way. Staff are encouraged to take risks and use research and evidence based approaches to improve their classroom practice.
  • Encourage staff to be reflective and take the lead in their own professional development so that their individual needs are met
  • Assign Learning improvement coaches to all departments to provide bespoke training and development
  • Have an ECT programme to fully support those new to the profession. This involves meeting together in groups to share and develop best practice and working with a coach on an individual basis
  • Provide trainee mentoring programmes for those moving in to new positions for example middle and senior leadership

Further details about the role

A well-qualified and innovative Teacher of English is required to join a successful and enthusiastic department. The candidate should be well motivated and energetic with a willingness to contribute to the development of the subject, the quality of teaching and the pastoral life within Notre High Dame School. The successful candidate will be expected to teach across KS3 and KS4.

We have a well-established and thriving English department of 14 teachers including 7 part-time members of staff. The department is run by two joint Heads of Department, supported by a Literacy Development Lead.

Notre Dame is a Catholic school with a strong ethos at its heart. All staff are expected to uphold and contribute to the ethos of the school, which is what makes it a special place to work.

We are particularly keen to reflect the diverse nature of our student community in our staff; we welcome applications from all qualified applicants and strongly believe that diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact to our whole school community.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website: www.notredame-high.co.uk/uncategorized/current-vacancies or telephone the school. Please return your application form and Consent to Obtain References form to recruitment@notredame-high.co.uk

Closing date: applications will be considered in the order that they are received.

Interview date to be confirmed.

Commitment to safeguarding

Notre Dame High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. In addition, this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a self-disclosure is required for applicants shortlisted for interview.

Notre Dame expects all candidates to familiarise themselves with our Safeguarding Policy which can be found on the school website at www.notredame-high.co.uk/about-the-school/school-policies

Applying for the job

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About Notre Dame High School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1508 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01142302536

Notre Dame is a Catholic school with a strong ethos at its heart. All staff are expected to uphold and contribute to the ethos of the school, which is what makes it a special place to work.

Arranging a visit to Notre Dame High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@notredame-high.co.uk.

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